Dr. Howard Lincoln Snyder (H. L.) was a well-respected and
beloved physician in Winfield from 1904 and until his death on August 16, 1940.
Dr. H. L. had the foresight to understand that medicine was on the verge of
experiencing great advances and growth. He believed that this could occur only
through medical research, delving into the complexities of diseases.
It was this conviction that prompted Mr. And Mrs. William
Moorer, to generously contribute the first $5,500.00, which was used to
establish a fund to form the H. L. Snyder Memorial Research Foundation
(HLSMRF). The name was changed to H. L.
Snyder Medical Foundation (HLSMF) on November 24, 2004 to accommodate our
expanded mission to support local scholarships for students going into the
medical field, and for local funding to benefit medical care in the Winfield
HLSMF is a nonprofit, publicly funded organization dedicated to
biomedical research and the dissemination of information. Located at 1407 Wheat
Road in Winfield, Kansas, the Foundation continues to be forward thinking in
its goals to support first-rate medical research in nationally recognized
A force of dedicated people serve voluntarily on the Board of
Trustees and guide the overall operations. The expertise of these volunteers
helps raise public funds and ensure that the funds are utilized wisely and
Since closing our laboratory on June 30, 2004, we are supporting
research at three different institutions, University of Kansas, Stanford
University, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.
Our support at all these institutions does
not include any salary for the principle investigator, but rather is going for
equipment, supplies or technical support. We are continually monitoring the scientific
progress in the programs we are supporting, and are actively looking for
research in other areas where we can participate in promising biomedical