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June 2021

Design & Discovery

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 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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Thomas Modine, M.D., Ph.D. – Jay Van Andel Seminar Series

June 30 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Title TBD Speaker Information Thomas Modine, M.D., Ph.D. Stanford University School of Medicine Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: José Brás, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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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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August 2021

Shane Liddelow, Ph.D. – Jay Van Andel Seminar Series

August 18 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Shane Liddelow, Ph.D. New York University– Langone Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Patrik Brundin, M.D., Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Pablo Sardi, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

August 25 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Pablo Sardi, Ph.D. Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Madalynn Erb, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Association) Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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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. VAI is continuing to monitor applicable health and safety guidelines and will update the event…

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Greg Wang, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

September 22 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Greg Wang, Ph.D. University of North Carolina –Chapel Hill Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Hong Wen, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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October 2021

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 10

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon will host a drawing this year for entry, with applications for non-guaranteed entry drawing and guaranteed entry applications open from Jan. 12 at 9 a.m. CT through 2 p.m. CT on February 18. If you apply to run for the Van Andel Institute Marathon Team during this time to obtain a guaranteed charity entry, your fundraising minimum will be $1,250. If you wait until after the drawing closes on Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.…

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Matt Lorincz, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

October 13 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Matt Lorincz, Ph.D. University of British Columbia Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Scott Rothbart, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Couture for a Cure

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Carol Van Andel and Rebecca Wierda invite you to join them for the 16th annual Couture for a Cure — an evening filled with fashion, fun and philanthropy in support of Van Andel Institute’s mission! This intimate event will feature a one-of-a-kind runway fashion presentation by Leigh’s and a special virtual appearance by designers Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard, co-founders of the eponymous women’s fashion brand Veronica Beard. Experience new products and on-trend looks from Artistry on the…

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