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August 2019

Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease

August 21 - August 22
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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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 2019 is Understanding genetic risk, which will focus on the genetic components that contribute to disease onset and progression, with an eye toward advances that may lead to new predictive measures and disease-modifying therapies. Van Andel Research Institute and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust are thrilled to once again host Rallying to the Challenge, a meeting designed for and…

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September 2019

Tim Greenamyre, M.D., Ph.D. – Jay Van Andel Seminar Series

September 4 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Convergence of pathogenic mechanisms in Parkinson’s disease Dr. Tim Greenamyre is the Love Family Professor and vice-chair of neurology, chief of Movement Disorders, and director of the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND) and the American Parkinson Disease Association Advanced Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research at the University of Pittsburgh. He is Co-Chair of the Parkinson’s Foundation SAB and a member of the SAB of the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the American Parkinson Disease Association. He has been listed…

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Pure Barre on the Blue Bridge

September 12
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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For the 6th 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 Lole! 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…

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VARI Symposium on Structural Biology

September 12 - September 13
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Van Andel Research Institute Symposium on Structural Biology will explore the latest advances in the fields of DNA-metabolizing enzymes and membrane proteins. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Xiaodong Cheng on Thursday, Sept. 12. A full day of lectures will follow on Friday, Sept. 13.

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2019 VAI Golf Outing

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wuskowhan Players Club, 16111 Blair St
West Olive, MI 49460 United States
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Please join us Monday, September 16, for Van Andel Institute’s 12th annual golf outing at Wuskowhan Players Club! Proceeds benefit biomedical research and science education at Van Andel Institute. This year's golf outing will feature special guest Mike Knuble. The 2019 VAI Golf Outing is sold out. Tee sponsorships are still available. Please click the button below to learn more.  RegistrationSponsorship A 1997-98 Stanley Cup champion with the Detroit Red Wings and veteran of 1,068 NHL games, Mike Knuble earned his first…

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Van Andel Institute Public Lecture Series: A Focus on Translational Medicine

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Have you ever wondered how discoveries made in laboratories become new therapies for diseases like cancer and Parkinson’s? Join us for the Van Andel Institute Public Lecture Series: A Focus on Translational Medicine on September 25, 2019. Hear from experts in biomedical research and translational medicine, and learn how data from basic research and clinical trials is translated it into new diagnostics and therapies that improve human health. For more information on what translational research is and why it’s important, please view…

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Da-Neng Wang, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

September 25 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Da-Neng Wang, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Cell Biology NYU Medical School Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Huilin Li, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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October 2019

VARI Scientific Vendor Expo

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Van Andel Research Institute is hosting its second annual Scientific Vendor Expo and wants YOU to showcase your company's latest innovations. Join us on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to network with researchers from Van Andel Research Institute, Michigan State University, Spectrum Health and Grand Valley State University. Attendees  Vendors  The cost is $250 per vendor and includes a table with linen, as well as lunch for the event. Reserve your spot before September 2,…

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Couture for a Cure 2019

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us for a runway fashion presentation by Leigh’s and a personal appearance by designer Victoria Hayes along with an exclusive look at her Fall/Winter ’19 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 on the image…

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42nd Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 13
Grant Park, 337 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Running a marathon is an incredible undertaking in and of itself and requires a tremendous amount of physical and mental endurance and motivation. Why not give yourself an added boost of motivation by running in honor or memory of someone in your life that who has faced a cancer or Parkinson’s disease journey? When you sign up to run with Purple Community Team Hope on behalf of Van Andel Institute (VAI), we will be with you every step of the way! You…

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