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2019 Highlights of Hope: Fall/Winter

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EVENTS VAI PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES: A FOCUS ON PARKINSON’S, ALZHEIMER’S AND LEWY BODY DEMENTIA This Van Andel Institute Public Lecture Series took place in May and featured presentations by Institute scientists whose research focuses on Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia, as well as a Q&A session with audience members. Dr. José Brás and Dr. Rita Guerreiro discussed how these diseases are related and how research might one day bring about new and better diagnostics and treatments. BOARD OF GOVERNORS DINNER Members of Van Andel Institute’s Board of Governors gathered together at Cascade Hills Country Club for an annual dinner that highlights recent Institute achievements and gives members the chance to hear directly from VAI’s leadership. The 2019 dinner featured a keynote presentation by Institute Chairman and CEO David Van Andel, as well as presentations by Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Peter A. Jones and Chief Education Officer Terra Tarango. A video of the presentation is available on the Van Andel Institute YouTube page. (STARTING AT THE TOP, LEFT TO RIGHT) DRS. JOSÉ BRÁS & RITA GUERREIRO; EVENT GUESTS DURING THE Q&A; EVENT GUESTS SIGNING IN AT REGISTRATION; DRS. JOSÉ BRÁS & RITA GUERREIRO DURING THE Q&A MODERATED BY BRETT HOLLEMAN, VAI'S CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER 22 | VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS OF HOPE (STARTING AT THE TOP, LEFT TO RIGHT) CAROL VAN ANDEL; DAVID VAN ANDEL; DR. PETER A. JONES’ PRESENTATION; BETH VAN PORTFLIET & LYNETTE ELLIS; KAREN DEBLAAY & DR. PETER A. JONES VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS OF HOPE | 23

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