“Expedite the Translation.” A Billionaire Keeps the Big Gifts for Medical Research Flowing

“Expedite the Translation.” A Billionaire Keeps the Big Gifts for Medical Research Flowing

A common theme of Len Blavatnik’s giving is an eagerness to support promising areas of medical research. Still, his biggest gift yet—$200 million to Harvard Medical School—has raised the usual questions about big philanthropy.

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From the Blavatnik Family Foundation, Support for Young Biomedical Researchers

From the Blavatnik Family Foundation, Support for Young Biomedical Researchers

The foundation has pledged $10 million to Stanford Medicine for the training of graduate students in the biomedical sciences, increasing the pipeline of talented young researchers who might otherwise struggle.

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Controversial U.K. Billionaire’s Giving is on the Rise, Including Big Science Funding

Controversial U.K. Billionaire’s Giving is on the Rise, Including Big Science Funding

Len Blavatnik’s been making headlines, both for his philanthropy and his political connections. He continues to be a donor to watch, with an expanding suite of science research prizes and grants.

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