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2019 Highlights of Hope: Fall/Winter

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EVENTS WINTERFEST CELEBRATION On a February night, hundreds of Van Andel Institute donors, researchers and supporters attended the 14th annual Winterfest Celebration, our signature event that directly benefits Parkinson’s disease research. Held at Cascade Hills Country Club, guests enjoyed cocktails, a strolling dinner and had the opportunity to hear from the Institute’s scientists and learn about advancements in Parkinson’s research. VAI Public Lecture Series: A Focus on Pancreatic Cancer Van Andel Institute Public Lecture Series: A Focus on Pancreatic Cancer took place in March 2019. Free and open to the public, this informative event featured presentations by Institute scientists that highlighted how basic and translational research are bringing forth more effective methods to detect and treat pancreatic cancer. Speakers at the event included Dr. Bart Williams, professor and director of the Institute’s Center for Cancer and Cell Biology, and Dr. Brian Haab, a professor at VAI and assistant dean of VAI’s Graduate School. Following the presentations, guests participated in a Q&A session with the scientists. For information on future VAI Public Lecture Series events, visit (STARTING AT THE TOP, LEFT TO RIGHT) GEORGE SHARPE JR., WINTERFEST COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR, SPEAKS TO EVENT GUESTS; AB GETTING THE PARTY STARTED; CAROL VAN ANDEL, TONY GATES & DAVID VAN ANDEL; DELICIOUSLY COLORFUL WINTERFEST DESSERTS; VAI SCIENTISTS DR. LENA BRUNDIN & DR. VIVIANE LABRIE (STARTING AT THE TOP, LEFT TO RIGHT) DR. BRIAN HAAB; DR. BART WILLIAMS; GUESTS IN VAI'S TOMATIS AUDITORIUM 18 | VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS OF HOPE VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS OF HOPE | 19

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