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The Foundation creates a meaningful and lasting impact in the world by supporting leaders who see today’s challenges as an opportunity to create a better tomorrow.

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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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October 3rd, 2022

The Warner Music/Blavatnik Center for Music Business at Howard University today announced Howard alumnus Tarik Brooks (B.A., '97), president of Combs Enterprises, as its inaugural Executive in Residence for the Fall 2022 semester. In this position, Brooks will serve as a mentor to the center’s 20 fellows as he hopes to empower the next generation of cultural leaders. Combs Enterprises, a portfolio of game-changing companies founded by Sean “Diddy'' Combs, is committed to inspiring greatness, celebrating excellence, and building a lasting impact. [...]

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October 3rd, 2022

Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley ’82 said Wednesday that HMS is “more financially stable than at any time in recent history” after recovering from pandemic-era financial stress. Daley said the school’s investments in two avenues for research funding — the Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge and the Quadrangle Fund for Advancing and Seeding Translational Research — are “predicated on the core principle that we have an obligation to make our science relevant.” [...]

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September 23rd, 2022

On September 19, 2022, the Blavatnik Family Foundation hosted the eighth annual Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists Ceremony at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The awards celebrate America’s most talented young early-career scientists working in the three disciplinary categories of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. Every year, one Blavatnik National Awards Laureate in each disciplinary category receives $250,000 in unrestricted funds, and additional nominees are recognized as Finalists. 2017 Nobel Laureate, Professor Michael W. Young of Rockefeller University, served as presenter. [...]

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