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

October 2015

Hope on the Hill Gala 2015

October 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Phantom of the Opera – Unmasking the Mysteries of Disease Black tie attire, masks encouraged. Complimentary valet parking at  Institute entrance.  Sample cuisine from Grand Rapids’ finest restaurants and catering companies. Sip martinis mixed on bars of chiseled ice. Enjoy live entertainment by Forte Tenors and dance the night away in Club Hope. And the best part? You’re helping us to fight disease and to educate the scientists of tomorrow, and giving 100% to research, discovery & hope! Forte is a…

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November 2015

A Conversation About Depression

November 11, 2015 @ 11:30 am EST - 1:30 pm EST
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us for a luncheon focused on leading advances in depression research at Van Andel Institute. You will also learn more about treatment options, patient care and how you can help a friend or family member with depression.       Sponsorship Agenda 11:30am – 12:00pm Guest Arrival and Networking 12:00pm -1:00pm Welcome Remarks by Maranda Welcome Remarks by Carol Van Andel Invocation ---Lunch is served--- Remarks by Dr. Lena Brundin, Van Andel Research Institute Remarks by Dr. Eric Achtyes,…

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December 2015

5th Annual Around the World®

December 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm EST - 9:00 pm EST
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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You’re invited to join the J-Board Ambassadors of Van Andel Institute to taste over 50 wines and sample cuisine from around the world and help us make a difference in the lives of children battling rare diseases.     Register     Sponsorship J Board Advisory Council Host Committee: Heidi Campbell, J Board Co-Chair Rachel Mraz, J Board Co-Chair Natalie Cleary Aaron DeVos Alyssa Ludema Geoff Ludema Deidre Remtema Trevor TenBrink Nate Wolf Around the World Menu: Latin America Mini…

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April 2016

Angel of Excellence Dinner & Award Presentation

April 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm EDT
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 honors the efforts of individuals who have demonstrated exceptional service on behalf of Van Andel Institute’s mission. The award celebrates the spirit of generosity, and the noble pursuits of public service and volunteerism. Past recipients include philanthropists, business leaders, community activists and grassroots fundraisers. The contributions may be demonstrated in the form of philanthropy, special events support, advocacy, innovation, education or scientific support that resulted in a measurable enhancement of public awareness.This event…

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September 2016

Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease

September 26, 2016 @ 8:00 am EDT - September 27, 2016 @ 8:00 am EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease: Genes and Pathways will bring together hundreds of scientists, clinicians, people with Parkinson’s and caregivers to explore the latest in Parkinson’s disease research.

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October 2016

Hope on the Hill Gala

October 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us as we celebrate Van Andel Institute's 20th Anniversary! Sample cuisine from Grand Rapids’ finest restaurants and catering companies. Enjoy live entertainment and dance the night away in Club Hope. And the best part? You’re helping to support our biomedical research and science education programs and giving 100% to research, discovery & hope! Roaring Twenties (cocktail) attire is encouraged.   Register    Sponsorship Since wowing the America's Got Talent judges with his interpretations of classics by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean…

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November 2016

6th Annual Around the World®

November 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm EST - 10:00 pm EST
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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You are invited to join Van Andel Institute’s JBoard Ambassadors at the sixth annual Around the World event! Around the World is a fantastic opportunity for young professionals to network with one another, learn about the JBoard, and support the Institute’s world-class biomedical research and science education programs. You can check out photos from last year’s event by clicking here. A ticket to the event includes: Valet parking Strolling dinner provided by some of Grand Rapids’ finest restaurants The opportunity…

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A Conversation About Women’s Health Hosted by Carol Van Andel

November 16, 2016 @ 11:30 am EST - 1:30 pm EST
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us for a luncheon focused on common cancers affecting women. The luncheon will feature a presentation and Q&A with Dr. Hui Shen.

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April 2017

A Conversation About Depression hosted by Carol Van Andel

April 13, 2017 @ 11:30 am EDT - 1:30 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us for a luncheon focused on leading advances in depression research at Van Andel Institute. You will also learn more about treatment options, patient care and how you can help a friend or family member with depression. The luncheon will feature VAI's Dr. Lena Brundin, Pine Rest's Dr. Eric Achtyes and Helen DeVos Children's Hospital's Dr. Elizabeth Kowal. 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Guest Arrival and Networking 12:00 - 1:00 pm Program starts – Moderated by Maranda Welcome Remarks by…

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June 2017

7th Annual Around the World® Event

June 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 10:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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When warm weather returns to Michigan there’s no better place to be than outside enjoying fine wine, craft beer and global cuisine with good friends. Celebrate the beauty of the spring season and join Van Andel Institute’s JBoard Ambassadors for Around the World on June 8. Enjoy an impressive tasting menu, featuring selections from artisan wineries and some of Michigan’s best craft beer purveyors, while sampling globally-influenced small plates and appetizers. All proceeds from Around the World support Van Andel…

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July 2017

Origins of Cancer

July 21, 2017 @ 7:00 am EDT
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. The theme for 2017 is Tackling Provocative Questions, which will highlight recent progress from the National Cancer Institute’s Provocative Questions Initiative.

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September 2017

Lunch & Learn – September

September 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn more about Van Andel Institute’s current biodmedical research and science education initiatives. This event is for the Van Andel Institute Board of Governors and JBoard members only.  Questions? Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information.  

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A Celebration of the Cryo-EM Revolution

September 14, 2017 - September 15, 2017
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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A Celebration of the Cryo-EM Revolution September 14-15, 2017.

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October 2017

Couture for a Cure 2017

October 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 11:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Couture for a Cure will put guests next to the fashion runway on Thursday, October 12. This special evening features an exclusive preview of Creature of the Wind’s Spring ’18 collection. Designers Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters will be making a personal appearance at the show! All proceeds from the event benefit biomedical research and science education at Van Andel Institute.

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Hope on the Hill Gala

October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us for the 17th annual Hope on the Hill Gala! Sample cuisine from Grand Rapids’ finest restaurants and catering companies. Enjoy live entertainment and dance the night away in Club Hope. And the best part? You’re supporting Van Andel Institute's biomedical research and science education programs.

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November 2017

2017 West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science (WMRUGS) Research Conference

November 4, 2017 @ 8:30 am EDT - 3:30 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The annual West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science (WMRUGS) Research Conference provides an outstanding opportunity for undergraduate students to present their own research to a large and supportive group of professional scientists.

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A Conversation About Osteoporosis

November 15, 2017 @ 11:30 am EST - 1:30 pm EST
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Please note, registration is closed for this event. Van Andel Institute (VAI) is proud to hold A Conversation About Osteoporosis: An Impending Public Health Crisis hosted by Carol Van Andel. In recent years, fears over rare side effects associated with osteoporosis drugs have led to a significant drop in use of the medications for the condition, fueling concerns about a rise in hip fractures and other serious osteoporosis-related injuries. This event will focus on the impending crisis, current osteoporosis research and information on how…

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March 2018

Lunch & Learn – March

March 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn more about Van Andel Institute’s current biomedical research and science education initiatives. Please note, this event is for Van Andel Institute Board of Governors and JBoard members only.  Questions? Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information.

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April 2018

Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Dinner & Award Presentation

April 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm EDT
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.  Duncan Lake Middle School • Jeffery…

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May 2018

Lunch & Learn – May

May 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn more about Van Andel Institute’s current biomedical research and science education initiatives. May's Lunch & Learn will feature Dr. Gerhard Coetzee who will present a talk titled "Junk DNA." Please note, this event is for Board of Governors and JBoard members only. Gerhard Coetzee, Ph.D. Professor, Center for Neurodegenerative Science Dr. Coetzee searches the human genome for minuscule changes that contribute to the onset, progression and drug resistance of many diseases, including cancer, Parkinson’s and rare and heritable disorders. His team deploys genome sequencing technologies…

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September 2018

Lunch & Learn – September

September 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn more about Van Andel Institute’s current biomedical research and science education initiatives. Please note, this event is for Van Andel Institute Board of Governors and JBoard members only.  Questions? Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information.

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October 2018

Couture for a Cure 2018

October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm EDT
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 Lourdes Chavez along with an exclusive preview of her Spring ’19 collection. Hats from milliner Christine A. Moore will compliment Chaves’ designs during the presentation. 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.

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Hope on the Hill Gala

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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On October 25, 2018, we invite you to join Van Andel Institute for the 18th annual Hope on the Hill Gala — Run for the Roses. Get decked out in your finest derby attire, sample delightfully indulgent cuisine, sip on hand-crafted artisan cocktails, and partake in the best live music and entertainment outside of the Bluegrass State. All proceeds from Hope on the Hill directly benefit the Institute’s biomedical research and science education programs. Complimentary valet parking available. Kentucky Derby chic…

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November 2018

2018 West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science (WMRUGS) Research Conference

November 10, 2018 @ 8:30 am EST - 3:30 pm EST
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The annual West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science (WMRUGS) Research Conference provides an outstanding opportunity for undergraduate students to present their own research to a large and supportive group of professional scientists.

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A Conversation About Pediatric Cancer Research and Treatment

November 14, 2018 @ 11:30 am EST - 1:30 pm EST
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Each year, more than 10,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer, a figure that has slowly but steadily risen over the past several decades. Today, thanks to improved care, more kids are beating cancer than ever before. Still, more research is desperately needed to root out the causes of pediatric cancers, which differ greatly from adult cancers, and to leverage these findings into new, innovative treatments to help more kids lead longer, healthier lives. Van Andel Institute (VAI)…

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December 2018

Van Andel Institute Public Lecture Series: A Focus on Parkinson’s Disease

December 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Thank you for your interest in this lecture. Due to overwhelming interest, the event is at capacity. If you would like to receive a link to watch the lecture in the coming days, please click here. Thank you for your support! Van Andel Institute (VAI) invites you to join us for the first event in our Public Lecture Series: A Focus on Parkinson’s Disease on Dec. 13, 2018. This informative event will feature presentations and a Q&A session with Van…

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March 2019

Purple Community Griffins Game

March 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm EST
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Van Andel Institute Public Lecture Series: A Focus on Pancreatic Cancer

March 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Please join us for a free, public lecture at Van Andel Institute, A Focus on Pancreatic Cancer, from Foundations to Early Detection. Learn why basic research is fundamental in scientists’ quest to discover more effective ways to detect and treat diseases like pancreatic cancer. Hear the latest news about a promising blood test that could help identify this aggressive disease much sooner than currently possible. Pancreatic cancer poses a particular challenge to physicians and patients because it often doesn’t have…

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April 2019

Van Andel Institute Connection Breakfast

April 16, 2019 @ 7:30 am EDT - 9:00 am EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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You and a guest are cordially invited to attend an update at Van Andel Institute, where you will learn more about our current biomedical research and science education initiatives. We hope you will join us for an informative breakfast! Please note, this is an invitation only event. Valet parking provided. 7:30 a.m. Guest arrival and breakfast 8:00 a.m. Welcome remarks and speaker introductions Terra Tarango VAEI: Redefining Lesson Plans José Brás, Ph.D. Dementia with Lewy bodies: at the intersection of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s…

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Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Dinner & Award Presentation

April 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT
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, 2019 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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THE EVENT IS NOW AT CAPACITY. TO RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL LAWRENCE RUSH AT LAWRENCE.RUSH@VAI.ORG. 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.…

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July 2019

Science on the Grand 2019

July 15, 2019 - July 16, 2019
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, 2019 @ 7:30 am EDT
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, 2019 - August 2, 2019
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, 2019 - August 22, 2019
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, 2019
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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Van Andel Institute Public Lecture Series: A Focus on Translational Medicine

September 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Have you ever wondered how discoveries made in laboratories become new therapies for diseases like cancer and Parkinson’s? Join us for the Van Andel Institute Public Lecture Series: A Focus on Translational Medicine on September 25, 2019. Hear from experts in biomedical research and translational medicine, and learn how data from basic research and clinical trials is translated it into new diagnostics and therapies that improve human health. For more information on what translational research is and why it’s important, please view…

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October 2019

Couture for a Cure 2019

October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 11:00 pm EDT
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. Sponsorship opportunities are now sold out.   This event is now sold out. Please, note there are several…

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Hope on the Hill Gala

October 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm EDT - 11:30 pm EDT
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…

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November 2019

TCS New York City Marathon

November 3, 2019
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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2019 WMRUGS Research Conference

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am EST
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The annual West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science (WMRUGS) Research Conference provides an outstanding opportunity for undergraduate students to present their own research to a large and supportive group of professional scientists. The program includes a keynote speaker, research posters presented by undergraduates as well as research talks by undergraduate and graduate students from regional colleges and universities. Graduate school recruiters/representatives will be on hand to discuss opportunities at their institutions, and internship and employment recruiters/representatives will be available to discuss opportunities with…

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A Conversation About Metabolism and Nutrition Hosted by Carol Van Andel

November 13, 2019 @ 11:30 am EST - 1:30 pm EST
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us for A Conversation About Metabolism and Nutrition — Hosted by Carol Van Andel, which will spotlight the Institute’s exciting research into metabolism’s role in health and diseases like cancer, Parkinson’s and diabetes. What is metabolism? For the human body to function properly, it must have the right amount of energy and resources in the right place at the right time. That’s the role of metabolism, a vast array of chemical reactions that impact every biological process in our bodies,…

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December 2019

Van Andel Institute Public Lecture Series: A Focus on Education in America

December 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Consider how much the world has changed in your lifetime. Then try to fathom how much more it will change in the lifetime of today’s school children. Now imagine you are a teacher or a parent trying to prepare students for that world — a world that is exciting, complex and unfamiliar. Join us for the Van Andel Institute Public Lecture Series: A Focus on Education in America on Dec. 12, 2019. Hear from educators who are creating classrooms where…

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March 2020

Van Andel Institute Public Lecture Series: A Focus on Cancer Research Trends

March 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In the last 10 years, scientific breakthroughs have transformed our understanding of cancer, given rise to innovative therapies and laid strong foundations for the next generation of life-saving discoveries. In our next public lecture, A Focus on Cancer Research Trends, Van Andel Institute Chief Scientific Officer and internationally recognized cancer expert Dr. Peter A. Jones will highlight the latest trends in cancer research and give attendees a broad view of what cancer research and treatment may look like in the…

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Canceled – Van Andel Institute Connection Breakfast

March 19, 2020 @ 8:00 am EDT - 9:30 am EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Unfortunately we will be canceling this event due to growing concerns about the COVID-19 virus. This was not an easy decision, but the health and safety of the public and our employees must be our top priority. Thank you again for your time and understanding. Join us for breakfast — and hear from Van Andel Institute scientists and educators who are working on exciting research initiatives and education programs that are making our world a healthier and more hopeful place. This…

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June 2020

Postponed until June 4, 2021 – 10th Annual Around the World®

June 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 10:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This event is postponed to June 4, 2021. Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information or to become an event sponsor.

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October 2020

Hope on the Hill Gala

October 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm EDT - October 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The 2020 Hope on the Hill Silent Auction will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23.  Star Light, Star Bright — Help Us Find a Cure Tonight Join Van Andel Institute virtually for the 20th annual Hope on the Hill Gala, and prepare to be starstruck. From the comfort of your home, enjoy shimmering lights, dazzling sights and a sparkling celebration of the stars who, for the past 20 years, have helped make incredible things happen at the…

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September 2021

Behind the Scenes at Van Andel Institute

September 22 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Have you ever wanted an insider look at what happens at VAI? Please join us for lunch and an exclusive look Behind the Scenes at Van Andel Institute. As a loyal supporter of VAI, we are inviting you to this special opportunity, featuring presentations and a tour from VAI histotechnologists about the life cycle of a biopsy once it is removed from the patient, and the important role of the lab in this critical process. You’ll hear from Lisa Turner,…

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October 2021

Couture for a Cure

October 14 @ 6:00 pm EDT - October 18 @ 12:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Thank you for your interest in Couture for a Cure. We are now sold out for this year's event.  Carol Van Andel, Rebecca Wierda and Candace Matthews invite you to join them for the 16th annual Couture for a Cure — an evening full of 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 along with a special look at the Fall 2021 collection of designer…

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