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November 4th, 2019

On Monday, September 23, 2019, the Blavatnik Family Foundation hosted its sixth annual Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists Ceremony at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Over 225 guests attended including some of the country’s most prominent figures in science, business, and philanthropy. Martha E. Pollack, PhD, President of Cornell University served as the Master of Ceremonies. She recognized the pivotal role that the New York Academy of Sciences has played in stewarding the Blavatnik Awards since 2007. [...]


October 25th, 2019

In this shortlist episode, our podcast host, Razia Iqbal, is joined by judges Dr Xand van Tulleken and Dr Myriam Francois to discuss the six chosen titles and how reading such a volume of different books is both challenging and enlightening. We also speak to book vlogger Olive Fellows about her reading initiative Non-Fiction November. [...]


October 22nd, 2019

The 2018-2019 Blavatnik Fellows in Life Science Entrepreneurship discuss their ventures at the end of their Fellowship year and what this journey has meant to them as young entrepreneurs. Rich Horgan (MBA 2018) has a deep passion for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and rare diseases; David Mou (MD/MBA 2014) is the co-founder and medical director of Valera Health; Liz Kwo (MD/MBA 2011) is working on a medical scrubs company called Kalea Wear; and Jayon Wang (MBA 2018) is accelerating his medical device company X-COR Therapeutics. [...]