Items Tagged with 'Van Andel Institute'


Purple Community hits $1M fundraising milestone

October 10, 2014
In five years, a Grand Rapids-based fundraising program has engaged community members to raise more than $1 million supporting the fight against cancer and neurodegenerative diseases through personalized hosted events. Read More

Expanding research hub will drive region’s economy

April 11, 2014
In 2010, Michigan State University, in a landmark decision, greatly raised the profile of the Medical Mile and Michigan’s Life Sciences Corridor with its opening of the College of Human Medicine’s Secchia Center across from Van Andel Institute. Read More

VAI establishes epigenetics research hub

Institute strives to become global center for cancer research.

February 28, 2014
Beer City USA may soon become the “Epigenetics Capital of the World” following Van Andel Institute’s announcement of a new research hub. Read More

Kathleen Vogelsang grows endowment

January 28, 2014
Kathleen Vogelsang excels at working from the ground up. She was hired in 2005 to start the Van Andel Institute Investment Office from scratch, made possible by a generous endowment from Jay and Betty Van Andel’s estate. 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

Van Andel Institute names CSO

December 17, 2013
An internationally renowned researcher with more than 40 years of experience in academia in the field of biomolecular research has been named the chief scientific officer and director of research at Van Andel Research Institute. 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

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

Van Andel Institute begins three-year study to treat rare tumor disorder

February 19, 2013
Researchers at Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids have begun a major multi-million dollar study of the tuberous sclerosis complex — a rare genetic disorder most often diagnosed during infancy or childhood. Read More

Street Talk: Hill no longer home to some great minds

Gain again.

February 8, 2013
The Van Andel Institute has been able to bring some of the biggest names in scientific research to the home of Hope on the Hill. Read More