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July 2020

Origins of Cancer – Virtual

July 24 @ 8:00 am
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Origins of Cancer is a one-day symposium that brings together students, scientists and medical professionals to discuss the latest breakthroughs in cancer research. This year’s meeting will highlight the tumor macroenvironment, which comprises near and far cells, tissues and systems that interact with primary cancer cells to promote tumor survival. Invited speakers also will discuss novel and integrative treatment approaches that target this larger interactome to outsmart cancer cells.

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August 2020

Virtual Coffee Connection

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Join us for a virtual event designed exclusively for members of the Van Andel Institute Board of Governors and JBoard. Top scientists and educators at VAI will share exciting research initiatives and K–12 education programs that are making our world a healthier and more hopeful place. It’s a great chance to learn more about the great work taking place on Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile — without leaving the comfort of your home! Registration is easy — just click here. Once…

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Curiosity Hour

August 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Van Andel Institute for Education welcomes you! Who doesn’t love a good science experiment? Join us for Curiosity Hour, where Van Andel Institute for Education will host a virtual event full of science demonstrations that are fun to watch and can be recreated on your own at home. Our team’s fun-loving spirit and mad science skills will make for an evening to remember. And the best part is you can finish up the hour with an edible science experiment —…

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September 2020

Elaine R. Mardis, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Elaine R. Mardis, Ph.D. Co-Executive Director and Endowed Chair in Genomic Medicine, Institute of Genomic Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Scott Jewell, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Valina L. Dawson, Ph.D. – Jay Van Andel Seminar Series

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Valina L. Dawson, Ph.D. Director, Neuroregeneration and Stem Cell Program, Institute for Cell Engineering Professor of Neurology Johns Hopkins University Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Darren Moore, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Pure Barre on the Blue Bridge

September 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Blue Bridge, 301 Fulton St. West
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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For the 7th year in a row, we will lift, tone, burn, and FUNdraise for Van Andel Institute on the iconic Blue Bridge! Join us for a pop-up class with Pure Barre and Lolë! Bring a yoga mat, towel, water bottles for weights/hydration, and cash to enter for raffle prizes, but most of all — bring your friends! This pop-up opportunity is great for the PB fanatics but even better for those that are new to Pure Barre and want to learn more, all while…

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2020 VAI Golf Outing

September 14 @ 10:00 am
Wuskowhan Players Club, 16111 Blair St
West Olive, MI 49460 United States
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Please join us Monday, September 14, for Van Andel Institute’s 13th annual golf outing at Wuskowhan Players Club! Proceeds benefit biomedical research and science education at Van Andel Institute. RegistrationSponsorship Jared was born and raised in West Michigan, attending Forest Hills Northern High School. Upon graduation from FHN, Jared attended and earned a biology degree from Hillsdale College where he and his teammates excelled in football. Jared was selected in the 2010 NFL Draft as the 69 overall pick, by…

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Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease – Virtual

September 23 - September 24
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Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease brings together hundreds of scientists, clinicians and people with Parkinson’s to explore the latest Parkinson’s disease research. The theme for 2020 is When and How Does Parkinson’s Start?, which will focus on the origins and development of Parkinson’s, from potential triggers through the early symptoms and stages of the disease. Van Andel Institute and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust are thrilled to once again host Rallying to the Challenge, a meeting designed for and by people with Parkinson’s,…

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October 2020

Karen Vasquez, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Karen Vasquez, Ph.D. James T. Doluisio Regents Professor Head, Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology The University of Texas at Austin Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Piroska Szabó, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Couture for a Cure 2020

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for a runway fashion presentation by Leigh’s and a personal appearance by designer Byron Lars along with an exclusive look at his Fall 2020 Byron Lars Beautymark collection. Experience Artistry’s new products and on trend looks at the Artistry Beauty Bar and on the runway. All proceeds benefit biomedical research and science education at Van Andel Institute. Complimentary valet parking available. Cocktail attire suggested. RegistrationSponsorship Please, note there are several seating options for Couture for a Cure. Click…

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