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July 2017

JBoard Member Mixer

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mraz Residence, 333 Lakeside Drive
Grand Rapids,MI49506United States
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Enjoy the summer season and network with the best of Grand Rapids’ young professionals at our JBoard Member Mixer! Enjoy delicious wood fired pizzas and fun summer cocktails while listening to music by DJ AB. Please note, this event is for JBoard members only. Questions? Please contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email

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August 2017

Epigenomics at VARI

August 7 - August 11

Taught by internationally recognized epigenomics experts, Epigenomics at VARI gives gifted graduate students an intense overview of the latest innovative methodology and its applications across several fields including cancer and neurodegenerative disease research.

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Curiosity & Cocktails

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Van Andel Education Institute, 216 N. Division
Grand Rapids,MI49503United States
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Enjoy an evening of Curiosity and Cocktails as we explore all the exciting things happening at Van Andel Education Institute (VAEI). This event supports VAEI’s commitment to creating classrooms where curiosity, creativity and critical thinking thrive!

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Daniel Lim, M.D., Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

August 30 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Daniel Lim, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor Director of Restorative Neurosurgery University of California, San Francisco Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Graduate Student Association Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.  

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September 2017

Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, MSc., Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

September 6 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, MSc., Ph.D. Professor Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Xiaohong Li, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.  

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Designs on a Cure

September 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago,IL60654United States
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The 6th floor showrooms at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart and Van Andel Institute are coming together to support cancer research. On September 7, 2017, the Institute will host Designs on a Cure—an event bringing luxury and science together for an evening you won’t forget. Guests will explore the 6th floor residential showrooms experiencing extraordinary interior design. Enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, meet VAI's researchers, take a chance on chic raffle items and dance to a hot DJ in the halls of…

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Or Gozani, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

September 13 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Or Gozani, Ph.D. Professor Stanford University Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Postdoctoral Association Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.    

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A Celebration of the Cryo-EM Revolution

September 14 - September 15
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids,MI49503United States
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A Celebration of the Cryo-EM Revolution September 14-15, 2017.

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Lunch & Learn – September

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids,MI49503United States
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Learn more about Van Andel Institute’s current biodmedical research and science education initiatives. More details coming soon! This event is for the Van Andel Institute Board of Governors and JBoard members only.  Questions? Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information.  

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2017 VAI Golf Outing

September 18 @ 10:00 am
Wuskowhan Players Club, 16111 Blair St
West Olive,MI49460United States
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Please join us Monday, September 18, for Van Andel Institute’s 10th annual golf outing! Proceeds benefit biomedical research and science education at Van Andel Institute. Please note, this event is sold out. Only tee sponsorships and prize sponsorships are still available.   Registration      Sponsorship Big Ten Champion and two-time World Series winner, Kirk Gibson is best known for being a team player. After being an All American football Player at Michigan State University, his career in baseball began…

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