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The Translational Laboratory in Critical Care Medicine
The Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Translational Laboratory in Critical Care Medicine along with the Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Chair in Critical Care Research were created in 2000 through generous gifts from Joan Snyder. Named in honour of Joan and her parents, they are dedicated to improving the health of the community by fostering translational research in critical care with the Snyder Lab performing the research, and the Snyder Chair providing ongoing support for the Lab.
Translational research is composed of two complementary aspects of equal importance. The first aim is to understand the predominant conditions presented in ICU such as sepsis and traumatic brain injury. By collaborating with the ICU doctors, we can study these conditions directly in patients, eliminating interspecies discrepancies and accelerating the discovery of potential treatments and diagnostic tools. The second aim of our program is "from bench to bedside" and focuses on potential treatments for patients from discovery-based mechanistic research. Along with this we strive to improve the diagnosis of complex conditions through innovative research.
To achieve these goals, we are working in close collaboration with the team of doctors and research nurses of the Calgary Health region.
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On March 10, 2008 Joan Snyder further honoured her parents' generous spirit with additional multi-million dollar gift to the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation. For the full story click here.