ARTICLES

Empowering our students to love science

June 30, 2017
Health sciences, medicine and biomedical research are not possible without the right technology, the right resources and, most importantly, the right people. Read More

The undeniable power of collaboration in health and education

January 6, 2017
The health sciences in Grand Rapids are a driving force in the local economy and a powerful catalyst for regional growth. Read More

Celebrating 20 years: The growth of the Medical Mile

September 30, 2016
Grand Rapids is a city that defies expectations. It has a strong philanthropic heart, diverse economic engines and a robust and supportive community. Read More

Teamwork: the way to faster, better drug trials

July 1, 2016
Designing therapies that change the status quo is a complex balancing act. Clinical trials are at the heart of this endeavor, a gateway between the ever-accelerating pace of basic research and thoroughly vetted therapeutic strategies that have a positive impact on patients. Read More

Vital Signs: Partnerships create thriving sector for biomedical research

January 1, 2016
Grand Rapids is a thriving city filled with small businesses, entrepreneurs, world-class educational institutions and a vibrant biomedical research community. Read More

Today’s students are the future of human health

October 2, 2015
New therapies for cancer and other human diseases begin as ideas — ideas conceived by research scientists with creative minds, problem-solving skills, and a deep, resonant understanding of the scientific process. Read More

Institute is building a national footprint through technology

April 3, 2015
Visit Van Andel Institute on Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile and you’ll see plenty of evidence of our sense of history. Read More

Collaboration is a biomedical research imperative

January 10, 2014
When my parents considered building a research institute in Grand Rapids in the late 1990s, many people thought it a foolish endeavor. Read More

VAI’s Pathway of Hope targets rare genetic disorder

June 28, 2013
Getting the right treatment to the right patient is the all-important aim of any research endeavor and has been at the heart of Van Andel Institute’s mission since its founding in 1996. Read More

Expanded biorepository enhances region’s capabilities

January 5, 2013
A recent collaboration between several members of West Michigan’s biomedical research and life sciences corridor has significant implications for strengthening . . . Read More