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2018 Spring/Summer Highlights of Hope

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EVENTS A CONVERSATION

EVENTS A CONVERSATION ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS HOSTED BY CAROL VAN ANDEL More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and more than 44 million have low bone density. More than half of the adults in the United States are at risk of bone fractures. A Conversation About Osteoporosis hosted by Carol Van Andel featured presentations by scientists and clinicians who addressed these risks, the benefits of osteoporosis medications, current research into new therapies and information on how individuals can become their own healthcare advocates. Speakers included Dr. Bart Williams, director of Van Andel Research Institute’s Center for Cancer and Cell Biology; Dr. Michael Jakubowski, chief medical officer of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital; and a keynote address from Dr. Sundeep Khosla, the Dr. Francis Chucker and Nathan Landow research professor of medicine and physiology and a Mayo Foundation distinguished investigator. Funds raised from the event will go toward a collaborative research agreement between Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and Van Andel Research Institute that will uncover new ways to better serve patients with rare skeletal disorders. The Institute’s health-focused events are a fantastic way to learn about new advancements in biomedical research and clinical care and hear from leaders in the health sciences and medical community. Past events have featured topics such as men’s health, women’s cancers and depression. Individuals, businesses or organizations interested in becoming an event sponsor can contact Sarah Rollman at sarah.rollman@vai.org or 616.234.5712. (STARTING AT THE TOP, LEFT TO RIGHT) CAROL VAN ANDEL SPEAKING; EVENT GUESTS; EVENT EMCEE MARANDA; PANELISTS & MARANDA DURING THE Q&A. 12 | VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS OF HOPE

CURIOSITY & COCKTAILS (STARTING AT THE TOP, LEFT TO RIGHT) KASIE SMITH & RACHAEL ROHDE; SCOTT ZUBRICKAS; EMILY NICHOLS & KYLE OSOWSKI. VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS OF HOPE | 13

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