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2021 Spring/Summer Highlights of Hope

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The 2021 Spring/Summer edition of Van Andel Institute's Highlights of Hope donor publication.

EVENTS VAI Golf Outing

EVENTS VAI Golf Outing Golfers, donors and Van Andel Institute supporters of all skill levels joined together at the beautiful Wuskowhan Players Club in West Olive, Michigan, for the 13th annual Van Andel Institute Golf Outing. During the event that has become a yearly favorite, players enjoyed 18 holes along with light snacks, beverages and a boxed lunch provided on the course. They also heard from special guest American football offensive tackle Jared Veldheer. Special thanks to the Title Sponsor: The Veldheer, Long, Mackay & Bernecker Group of Merrill Lynch. (STARTING FROM THE TOP LEFT, GOING CLOCKWISE) LYNNE JARMAN-JOHNSON; CAROL VAN ANDEL, SUSAN SHAW, BETH VAN PORTFLIET & MARCIE ROTH; JARED VELDHEER, KYLE VAN ANDEL, DAVID VAN ANDEL & JACK DOLES; GOLFERS WARM UP THEIR SHOTS; BEN & MOLLY HUNTING WITH TERESA & MARK HUNTING 18 | VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS OF HOPE

Virtual Public Lecture Series Van Andel Institute held four virtual public lectures in the latter half of 2020, sharing the knowledge of our scientists and educators with the community. Presenters included Dr. José Brás and Dr. Rita Guerreiro, speaking on Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia with Lewy bodies; Dr. Patrik Brundin and Dr. Darren Moore, speaking on Parkinson’s; Dr. Heidi Lempradl and Dr. Andrew Pospisilik, speaking on metabolism and its effect on future generations; and Chief Education Officer Terra Tarango and a panel of educators, speaking on educating through a pandemic. For information on the 2021 Public Lecture Series, visit vai.org/events. (STARTING AT TOP LEFT, GOING CLOCKWISE) DR. JOSÉ BRAS; DR. RITA GUERREIRO; DR. DARREN MOORE; TERRA TARANGO; DR. ANDREW POSPISILIK; DR. HEIDI LEMPRADL; DR. PATRIK BRUNDIN VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS OF HOPE | 19

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