Items Tagged with 'VAI'


VAI receives $3M gift from unexpected benefactor

September 28, 2015
The Van Andel Institute has received a $3-million bequest from a man who admired the organization from afar. Read More

VAI partners with Grand Rapids school district

December 3, 2014
The “scientists on the hill” are partnering with public school educators to change how they teach science to students. Read More

VAI stages Origins of Cancer symposium

July 9, 2014
International cancer experts are slated to look “Beyond the Tumor Cell” at the Van Andel Institute’s Origins of Cancer symposium downtown this week. Read More

VAI appoints Mark Meijer to board

May 9, 2014
The Van Andel Institute is welcoming a member of the Meijer family to its board of trustees. Read More

VAI names laboratory head

April 8, 2014
Van Andel Research Institute has appointed a laboratory head focused on a nuanced area of study within the field of neurodegenerative diseases. Read More

Griffins drop puck for cancer research

March 6, 2014
The defending Calder Cup champions will don purple jerseys and play for cancer research Friday night at Van Andel Arena. Read More

VAI researcher wins national award

February 18, 2014
Van Andel Institute’s founding research director has been awarded the Fellowship Award in biological science from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read More

Van Andel Education Institute names board member

January 8, 2014
The Van Andel Education Institute has appointed a new board member with a longtime tenure in higher education. Read More

VAI serves Around the World fundraiser

November 12, 2013
A night of global cuisine and fine wine is coming to Grand Rapids this week. Read More

VAI protein research could 'slow the progression' of Parkinson's

August 20, 2013
A Van Andel Institute researcher studying Parkinson’s disease has co-authored a report, detailing, for the first time, how the disease spreads through the brain via a protein — and uncovering a trail for possible drug development to slow symptoms. Read More