Items Tagged with 'Van Andel Institute'


Vital Signs: How translational medicine hastens the pace of discovery

January 3, 2020
Most of society’s greatest health breakthroughs begin in the laboratory — the product of grit and determination from scientists who work tirelessly and urgently to rid the world of devastating diseases and provide hope to those who are in need. Read More

Project-based learning is the future of education

October 4, 2019
Each school year, students spend up to 1,000 hours in the classroom. Every minute of every one of those hours is crucial, as young people’s minds are developed and prepared to grow up to become the next generation of brilliant thinkers and problem-solvers. Read More

Community critical in fight against disease

June 28, 2019
Every day, Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile hums with the work of thousands of brilliant minds. Read More

Pushing toward local health innovation

Since 1996, Van Andel Institute has been an invaluable catalyst in industry, leaders say.

March 22, 2019
Just 23 years ago, the Michigan Street hill was home to nothing but Butterworth Hospital, Immanuel Lutheran Church and a bunch of old buildings. Read More

Research leads to growing hope for Parkinson’s disease

January 4, 2019
Since its first description more than 200 years ago, the causes of Parkinson’s disease and its progression have largely remained shrouded in shadows, eluding scientists and frustrating people anxious for a cure. Read More

Connecting disease origins through metabolism

September 28, 2018
As technology continues to reshape how we interact with the world, advances in science and medicine are helping us live longer than ever before, a positive outcome tempered by a parallel and concerning rise in certain diseases. Read More

Investing in the scientific visionaries of tomorrow

June 29, 2018
Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law the Marshall Plan for Talent — a statewide initiative to develop and support the estimated 811,055 career openings that will be created between now and 2024. Read More

Change Ups: Gill elected to airport trade association’s board

May 25, 2018
Jim Gill, president and CEO of Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority, was elected to the board of directors for Airports Council International – North America, the trade association representing airports in the United States and Canada. Read More

Medical Mile: a vision for change in Grand Rapids

December 29, 2017
Thirty years ago, Grand Rapids stood at a crossroads — after more than a century as a manufacturing hub for the furniture and the auto industries, the city’s job sectors were changing. Read More

VARI scientist earns $7.8M grant

June 2, 2017
The chief scientific officer of the Van Andel Research Institute has received a $7.8-million grant to support the development of epigenetic cancer drugs. Read More