Nov. 16, 2022
11:30 am  -  1:30 pm ET

A Conversation about Health & the Environment Hosted by Carol Van Andel

The environment in which we live, work and play impacts our health in many different ways. From the air we breathe to the water we drink, we are exposed to a host of environmental chemicals, some with the potential to contribute to diseases like cancer— both now and in future generations.

Join us for A Conversation About Health and the Environment Hosted by Carol Van Andel, an event that will highlight groundbreaking research into the intricate connections between our health and our environments — and how these connections may be leveraged to prevent disease and build a healthier future. You’ll hear from VAI scientists Dr. Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf, who studies the link between cancer and toxicants like arsenic, and Dr. Heidi Lempradl, who investigates how the effects of certain chemical exposures could ripple through the generations.

Complimentary valet parking will be available at the main VAI entrance.

11:30 am – 12 pm

Guest arrival

12 – 1:30 pm

Welcome remarks by Maranda
Maranda to introduce Carol Van Andel
Remarks by Carol Van Andel
Invocation given by Carol Van Andel
Lunch is served
Maranda welcomes guests back from lunch
Remarks by Dr. Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf
Remarks by Dr. Heidi Lempradl
Q&A Session
Closing remarks by Maranda

First Course
creamy butternut bisque / spiced pepitas / herb crème fraiche

Entrée
stuffed chicken breast Boursin / preserved lemon / fresh herbs / roasted redskin potatoes / honey roasted carrots / herb jus (GF)

Dessert
chocolate pot de crème / brandied cinnamon pear custard / Chantilly cream

Dr. Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf investigates how environmental factors, such as toxicants, impact our genetic code and contribute to cancer. Her research is illuminating powerful new insights that could influence our understanding of health and disease, providing a path forward for new strategies for cancer prevention and treatment.

Dr. Heidi Lempradl is investigating how parents’ dietary choices and environmental exposures may impact the health of their offspring in the hopes of translating her findings into new ways to prevent disease and create a healthier future.

Event Details

Venue: Van Andel Institute 333 Bostwick Ave. NE Grand Rapids

Contact Info:

Email: Sarah Rollman

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