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September 2017

Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease

September 27 - September 28

The theme for 2017 is The Role of Energy Metabolism, which will focus on cellular metabolism, specifically mitochondrial function and the regulation of autophagy, glucose metabolism, calcium homeostasis and oxidative stress.

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October 2017

Cun-Yu Wang, DDS, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

October 11 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Cun-Yu Wang, DDS, Ph.D. Professor Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. No-Hee Park Endowed Chair in Dentistry University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Tao Yang, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.    

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Couture for a Cure 2017

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids,MI49503United States
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Couture for a Cure will put guests next to the fashion runway on Thursday, October 12. This special evening features an exclusive preview of Creature of the Wind’s Spring ’18 collection. Designers Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters will be making a personal appearance at the show! All proceeds from the event benefit biomedical research and science education at Van Andel Institute.

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Susan Ackerman, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

October 25 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Susan Ackerman, Ph.D. Steven W. Kuffler Chair of Biology, University of California, San Diego Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute 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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Hope on the Hill Gala

October 26 @ 6:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids,MI49503United States
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Join us for the 17th annual Hope on the Hill Gala! Sample cuisine from Grand Rapids’ finest restaurants and catering companies. Enjoy live entertainment and dance the night away in Club Hope. And the best part? You’re supporting Van Andel Institute's biomedical research and science education programs.

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November 2017

2017 West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science (WMRUGS) Research Conference

November 4 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids,MI49503United States
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The annual West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science (WMRUGS) Research Conference provides an outstanding opportunity for undergraduate students to present their own research to a large and supportive group of professional scientists.

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A Conversation About Osteoporosis

November 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids,MI49503United States
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Van Andel Institute (VAI) is proud to hold A Conversation About Osteoporosis: An Impending Public Health Crisis hosted by Carol Van Andel. In recent years, fears over rare side effects associated with osteoporosis drugs have led to a significant drop in use of the medications for the condition, fueling concerns about a rise in hip fractures and other serious osteoporosis-related injuries. This event will focus on the impending crisis, current osteoporosis research and information on how individuals can become their own healthcare advocate. During…

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February 2018

Winterfest Celebration

February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cascade Hills Country Club, 3725 Cascade Rd SE
Grand Rapids,MI49546United States
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Please join us for the 13th annual Winterfest Celebration on Thursday, February 22, 2018, to support Parkinson’s disease research at Van Andel Institute. Winterfest is one of the Institute’s most popular special events and features a variety of culinary delights from acclaimed chefs in West Michigan, a chance to bid on gourmet meals, cocktails, live entertainment and a raffle. During the last 13 years, Winterfest has raised more than $1 million to benefit Parkinson’s research at Van Andel Institute. Registration…

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July 2019

Origins of Cancer

July 22, 2019 @ 7:00 am
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An event every year that begins at 7:00am on day 22 of July, repeating indefinitely

Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids,MI49503United States
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Origins of Cancer is a one-day symposium that brings together scientists and medical professionals from around the country to discuss the latest cancer research. The 2016 theme is Exploring Tumor Complexity, which will highlight research on metastases, tumor evolution and transcription.

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