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June 18th, 2020

The Blavatnik Family Foundation is supporting the fight against COVID-19 locally, nationally and around the world. [...]

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December 8th, 2022

Sabin Vaccine Institute is the first organization to provide the World Health Organization (WHO) its Ebola Sudan vaccine to help with the Ebola Sudan outbreak in Uganda. Approximately 1,100 doses of Sabin’s vaccine are now in Uganda. Another 8,500 doses will be made available to WHO on a rolling basis through January. The WHO announced last month that Sabin’s Ebola Sudan vaccine would be one of three vaccines included in a planned ring vaccination trial in Uganda, following the recommendation of a WHO-convened independent expert committee. Sabin also plans to supply a further 25,000 doses early next year. There is no approved vaccine for Ebola Sudan yet; the outbreak, which is now waning, began in Uganda in September and to date has killed at least 55 people. [...]

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December 2nd, 2022

Let’s hear it for Leonard Blavatnik — again. The Odesa-born British-American billionaire, 65, has just donated £10 million towards the National Portrait Gallery’s renovation. That’s his second big donation to a London arts institution this year. Another multimillion-pound gift will enable the Imperial War Museum to open a gallery of war photography, film and art. And prior to that? Beneficiaries of Blavatnik’s philanthropy in the capital now include the Courtauld Gallery (£10 million), Tate Modern (£50 million) and the V&A (£5 million). He also bought the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a reputed £45 million. Outside London there’s also the small matter of his £75 million donation to Oxford University and the £7.7 million he chipped in this year to stop the Honresfield Library of literary manuscripts being sold abroad. [...]

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November 30th, 2022

Alda was given the Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for Communicating Science, while Petrushina, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was one of nine honorees in the Physical Sciences and Engineering category of the 2021 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists. She received a personalized award medal and an unrestricted personal cash prize of $10,000. “I am truly honored to be named a Blavatnik Regional Award finalist, and I am especially proud to represent the Accelerator Physics community,” Petrushina said. “I hope to inspire future scientists and engineers to explore the exciting world of Accelerator Physics.” [...]

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