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April 2020

Cruising for Hope – Postponed to a later date

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Craig’s Cruisers, 5730 Clyde Park Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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Join Van Andel Institute Purple Community at our first annual Cruising for Hope event on April 23, 2020 at Craig’s Cruisers from 4:00-9:00 p.m. This event was planned and executed by our Student Ambassador Program and 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit cancer and Parkinson’s research at Van Andel Institute! To join in on the fun, purchase a wrist band and feel good about having a blast at Craig’s Cruisers because a portion of every wrist band…

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Design & Discovery – Postponed until a later date

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Haworth, 1 Haworth Center
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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Join Haworth and Van Andel Institute for Design & Discovery. Merging the inspiration of modernist furniture design with the elegant shapes and colors of contemporary fashion — Design & Discovery will excite your imagination and showcase the power of the creative spirit. This exclusive event will take place at the legendary Haworth headquarters and showroom in Holland Michigan, and feature a runway show by Leigh’s, an exclusive display of Ferrari sportscars, hors d'oeuvres, artisan cocktails, dancing and complimentary swag bags…

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May 2020

Yi Xing, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

May 13 @ 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 Yi Xing, Ph.D. Francis West Lewis Chair Director, Center for Computational and Genomic Medicine The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Hui Shen, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Ramesh Shivdasani, M.D., Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

May 27 @ 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 Ramesh Shivdasani, M.D., Ph.D. Medical Oncologist Investigator Harvard Medical School Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Postdoctoral Association, Manpreet Kalkat, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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June 2020

Postponed until June 4, 2021 – 10th Annual Around the World®

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This event is postponed to June 4, 2021. Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information or to become an event sponsor.

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Warren D. Hirst, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

June 10 @ 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 Warren D. Hirst, Ph.D. Director of Neurology Research Biogen Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Postdoctoral Association, Madalynn Erb Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Stephane Angers, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

June 17 @ 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 Stephane Angers, Ph.D. Associate Professor University of Toronto Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Bart Williams, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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July 2020

Origins of Cancer

July 24 @ 8:00 am
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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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

Purple Community Whitecaps Game

August 27 @ 6:00 pm
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr.
Comstock Park, MI 49321 United States
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Save the date for the Purple Community Whitecaps Game! Our team will be leading the 50/50 raffle this year to raise money for Van Andel Institute, and we will need volunteers to help us cover the stands. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact purplecommunity@vai.org.

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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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