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333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
616.234.5000

April 2019

Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Dinner & Award Presentation

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a strong commitment to Van Andel Institute’s mission through volunteer service and philanthropy. This award celebrates the extraordinary efforts of philanthropists, volunteers and advocates, whose undeniable generosity and determination support the Institute’s ability to improve the health and enhance the lives of current and future generations. Please note, this is an invitation only event.  Complimentary valet parking available. Cocktail attire suggested. 2019 Recipients: Jeff Battershall • Jerry and Karen…

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May 2019

Van Andel Institute Public Lecture Series: A Focus on Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Please join us for our next free, public lecture, A Focus on Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia, on Tuesday, May 7. This informative event will feature presentations and a Q&A session with VAI scientists working at the intersection of these three diseases. In the next decade, the prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases is expected to rise dramatically. Today, 5 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s, and by 2060 this number is projected to climb to nearly 14…

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July 2019

Science on the Grand 2019

July 15 - July 16
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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We know teachers have the most important job in the world; that’s why we support the whole teacher. This conference was designed by experts and current classroom teachers to provide research-based and classroom-tested content that supports your classroom expectations, your content standards, and you as a person. Join us in creating a classroom culture that supports STEAM instruction. Develop lessons — by grade level — for inquiry-based STEAM content, and nurture your own curiosity for personal growth and enjoyment. Plus, you’ll see that you’re not alone…

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Origins of Cancer

July 26 @ 7:30 am
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Origins of Cancer is a one-day symposium that brings together students, scientists and medical professionals to discuss the latest breakthroughs in cancer research. This year’s meeting will highlight the evolution of cancer and explore how mutational signatures impact tumor initiation, progression and the development of therapeutic resistance. Registration for the next Origins of Cancer symposium will open in April 2019. For questions, please contact Beth Resau at Beth.Resau@vai.org.

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Epigenomics at VARI

July 29 - August 2
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Taught by internationally recognized epigenomics experts, Epigenomics at VARI gives gifted graduate students an intense overview of the latest innovative methodology and its applications across several fields including cancer and neurodegenerative disease research. Students are active participants in all aspects of the course and will engage in scientific discourse with the faculty as well as present their own scientific project with a poster, engage in the Journal Club sessions, and participate in a career development workshop and social events. For questions, please…

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August 2019

Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease

August 21 - August 22
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 2019 is Understanding genetic risk, which will focus on the genetic components that contribute to disease onset and progression, with an eye toward advances that may lead to new predictive measures and disease-modifying therapies. Van Andel Research Institute and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust are thrilled to once again host Rallying to the Challenge, a meeting designed for and…

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September 2019

Pure Barre on the Blue Bridge

September 12
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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For the 6th 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 Lole! 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…

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October 2019

Couture for a Cure 2019

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us for a runway fashion presentation by Leigh’s and a personal appearance by designer Victoria Hayes along with an exclusive look at her Fall/Winter ’19 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. Registration Victoria Hayes grew up in Toronto, Canada. Her first major exposure to fashion was the television…

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Hope on the Hill Gala

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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From the very first moment you enter, you’re taken deep into a world of thrilling spontaneity, fanciful characters and an imaginative world of surreal delights — You’re in a place unlike anything you’ve seen before — You’ve entered A Night in Wonderland! Join Van Andel Institute for the 19th annual Hope on the Hill Gala and become Alice, the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, Cheshire Cat or the elusive White Rabbit. When you enter A Night in Wonderland, it’s time to…

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November 2019

TCS New York City Marathon

November 3
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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