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August 2022

Van Andel Institute Virtual Public Lecture Series: How VAI is helping schools reinvent teaching and learning for 2022 and beyond

August 3 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Virtual MI United States

Over the last two academic years, educators have tackled a mountain of unexpected challenges. But through it all, many educators have remained more committed than ever to creating authentic learning experiences for their students. Join VAI Chief Education Officer Terra Tarango as she examines the impact of the last two years on K–12 schools in the U.S. and illustrates how VAI is helping schools transform teaching and learning across the country. Registration Terra Tarango is an accomplished advocate in the…

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Jonathan Kipnis – VAI Seminar Series

August 24 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Title TBD Speaker Information Jonathan Kipnis Washington University School of Medicine Time & Location 12:00 p.m. in Conference Room 3104/3015. VAI Host: Nadia Dehghani, Graduate Student Association Questions? For questions, please contact Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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September 2022

Erika Holzbaur, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

September 7 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Title TBD Speaker Information Erika Holzbaur, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania Time & Location 12:00 p.m. in Conference Room 3104/3015. VAI Host: Madalynn Erb, Ph.D.. Postdoctoral Association Questions? For questions, please contact Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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2022 VAI Golf Outing

September 12 @ 10:00 am EDT
Wuskowhan Players Club, 16111 Blair St
West Olive, MI 49460 United States

Unfortunately, the Van Andel Institute Golf Outing for 2022 is now sold out. We still have tee sponsorships available if you would like to participate but these don’t include a foursome of golf for the day. Please join us Monday, September 12, for Van Andel Institute’s 15th annual golf outing. Held at the splendid Wuskowhan Players Club in West Olive, Michigan, this year’s event will feature a scramble tournament, lunch, dinner and brief award presentation. Proceeds benefit biomedical research and…

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Elizabeth Villa, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

September 14 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Virtual MI United States

Title TBD Speaker Information Elizabeth Villa, Ph.D. UCSD Time & Location 12:00 p.m. on Zoom. Registration is free. To sign up, please email Courtney Zirkle at courtney.zirkle@vai.org. After registering, you will receive an email with the Zoom link and passcode. VAI Host: Juan Du, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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Van Andel Institute Virtual Public Lecture Series: At the crossroads: Epigenetics and chance in health and disease

September 14 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Virtual MI United States

Our health sits at the crossroads of many influences, from genetics and epigenetics to our environment and our diet. Believe it or not, luck or “chance” also works with these factors to influence our health — just like a roll of the dice. Join Van Andel Institute’s Dr. Andrew Pospisilik as he highlights how luck can change our health and the health of future generations. Register here Dr. J. Andrew Pospisilik is a leading expert in the study of how…

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Postdoc Preview

September 15 - September 17
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Are you a senior graduate student exploring your postdoc options? VAI Postdoc Preview is a three-day program that provides selected applicants the opportunity to visit Van Andel Institute to learn about our postdoctoral training opportunities, meet one-on-one with our internationally recognized faculty and explore our extensive scientific resources, including our state-of-the-art Core Technologies and Services. This year’s Preview will be held Thursday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 17. The application period will open on May 2, 2022. There is no…

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Nicola Iovino, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

September 21 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Title TBD Speaker Information Nicola Iovino, Ph.D. Max Planck Time & Location 12:00 p.m. in Conference Room 3104/3015. VAI Host: Heidi Lempradl, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease — Modifying Progression: From Molecules to Trials

September 28 - September 29

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. Additional details about the 2022 symposium are forthcoming. 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, advocates and care partners that delves into how the Parkinson’s community can impact and accelerate research.

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October 2022

Sarah-Maria Fendt – VAI Seminar Series

October 3 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Title TBD Speaker Information Sarah-Maria Fendt VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology Time & Location 12:00 p.m. in Conference Room 3104/3015. VAI Host: Russell Jones, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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