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February 2021

Van Andel Institute Virtual Forum on Depression & Inflammation

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual MI United States

Van Andel Institute cordially invites you to our virtual Forum on Depression and Inflammation, which will highlight the latest research into the roots of depression and its links to inflammation. More than 264 million people around the world experience depression, making it one of the most common mental disorders. A better understanding of the biological, social and psychological underpinnings of depression are critical for developing new treatments. Guests will hear from Van Andel Institute’s Dr. Lena Brundin and Pine Rest Christian…

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March 2021

Virtual Coffee Connection Event

March 11 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Virtual MI United States

Join us on March 11 for a virtual event designed exclusively for members of the Van Andel Institute Board of Governors and JBoard, as well as the Purple Community Cabinet, event hosts and volunteers. 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 groundbreaking work taking place on Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile — without…

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April 2021

Design & Discovery

April 29 @ 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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July 2021

Gaming for Hope

July 31

Gaming for Hope is a weekend-long competitive gaming tournament, LAN party, and streamathon to raise money in support of Van Andel Institute's mission to unleash innovations that will improve health and enhance lives for generations to come. On July 31, video game enthusiasts from across the country will flock to DeVos Place for 24 hours of gaming to show their support for the more than 400 scientists, educators and staff who collaborate at the forefront of fundamental and translational science…

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September 2021

2021 VAI Golf Outing

September 13
Wuskowhan Players Club, 16111 Blair St
West Olive, MI 49460 United States

Please join us Monday, September 13, for Van Andel Institute’s 14th annual golf outing. Held at the majestic Wuskowhan Players Club in West Olive, Michigan, this year’s event will feature a scramble tournament, lunch, dinner and brief award presentation. The structure of the day also will take into account applicable health and safety guidelines. Proceeds benefit biomedical research and K–12 and graduate education at VAI. RegistrationSponsorship ROUTE 1 Take I-196 W toward Holland. Exit the Holland/Zeeland EXIT 55. Merge onto…

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October 2021

Hope on the Hill Gala

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Join Van Andel Institute for the 21st annual Hope on the Hill Gala — Mission: Made Possible, and get ready to jump into action against Parkinson’s, cancer and more of the most elusive diseases threatening human health today. It is an especially exciting year for us, as we celebrate our beloved Institute’s 25th anniversary. Enjoy an air of mystery, black tie attire, and plenty of surprises around every corner. It will be a well-deserved celebration of the often-unsung heroes who,…

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