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September 2020

Valina L. Dawson, Ph.D. – Jay Van Andel Seminar Series

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Valina L. Dawson, Ph.D. Director, Neuroregeneration and Stem Cell Program, Institute for Cell Engineering Professor of Neurology Johns Hopkins University Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Darren Moore, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Pure Barre on the Blue Bridge

September 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Blue Bridge, 301 Fulton St. West
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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For the 7th 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 Lolë! 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 more, all while…

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2020 VAI Golf Outing

September 14 @ 10:00 am
Wuskowhan Players Club, 16111 Blair St
West Olive, MI 49460 United States
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Please join us Monday, September 14, for Van Andel Institute’s 13th annual golf outing at Wuskowhan Players Club! Proceeds benefit biomedical research and science education at Van Andel Institute. Registration 8:30 a.m. Registration, range opens and continental breakfast 10:00 a.m. Shotgun start 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Cocktail reception 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner Marcus Bradman Jefra Groendyk Lynne Jarman-Johnson Tim Long Carol Van Andel Brian and Lori Vander Baan Dave and Beth Van Portfliet ROUTE 1 Take I-196 W toward…

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Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease

September 23 - September 24
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 2020 is When and How Does Parkinson’s Start?, which will focus on the origins and development of Parkinson’s, from potential triggers through the early symptoms and stages of the disease. Van Andel Institute and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust are thrilled to once again host Rallying to the Challenge, a meeting designed for and by people with Parkinson’s,…

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October 2020

Karen Vasquez, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Karen Vasquez, Ph.D. James T. Doluisio Regents Professor Head, Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology The University of Texas at Austin Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Piroska Szabó, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Couture for a Cure 2020

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for a runway fashion presentation by Leigh’s and a personal appearance by designer Byron Lars along with an exclusive look at his Fall 2020 Byron Lars Beautymark 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…

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43rd Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 11
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 our Purple Community Marathon Team on behalf of Van Andel Institute (VAI), we will be with you every step of the way!…

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Lewis Cantley, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Lewis Cantley, Ph.D. Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine Weill Cornell Medicine Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Ning Wu, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Alexander Tarakhovsky, M.D., Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Alexander Tarakhovsky, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Plutarch Papamarkou Professor The Rockefeller University Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Andrew Pospisilik, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Susanna Greer, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Susanna Greer, Ph.D. Director, Clinical Cancer Research, Nutrition and Immunology American Cancer Society Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Graduate Student Association, Katie Hollis Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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