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Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

UC Davis wins award for nursing at the Medical Center

By Cynthia H. Craft Sacramento Bee January 24, 2014

Higher patient satisfaction and better work environments for nurses may seem like two different topics, but they are linked, according to the Magnet Recognition Program developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

If nurses are happy, everyone’s more likely to be happy and healthy. Makes sense.

UC Davis Medical Center ...

ICU Consortium

Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center aims to engage patients and families in effort to eliminate preventable harm in intensive care units

BOSTON - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is embarking on a new phase of its mission to eliminate preventable harm, using information technology and system science together with patient and family engagement to head off harm before it happens.

BIDMC will use this opportunity to define the “burden of harm” ...

ICU Consortium

Beth Israel wins $5.3M grant to improve ICU care

By Julie M. Donnelly Boston Business Journal January 24, 2014
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has won a $5.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of California to tackle “preventable harm” in the ICU. The new initiative will use both health information technology, and input from patients and families, to address all types of harm, including a ...

Electronic monitoring

The Maine Coast Fishermen's Association (MCFA) is working with The Nature Conservancy, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Ecotrust Canada and with the support of the Island Institute to develop a cost-effective option for electronic monitoring in the New England groundfish fishery. Currently vessels on a groundfish fishing trip are ...

Plant science investigator and wheat geneticist Jorge Dubcovsky receives Wolf Prize in Agriculture

Jorge Dubcovsky, an acclaimed plant geneticist, international leader in wheat genomics and elected member of the National Academy of Sciences from the University of California, Davis, was today named a recipient of the 2014 Wolf Prize in Agriculture, sharing the prize with Leif Andersson from Uppsala University in Sweden.

The ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

UC Davis Medical Center wins back magnet nursing designation

By Kathie Robertson Sacramento Business Journal January 16, 2014

The UC Davis Medical Center has won back a prestigious ”magnet” nursing designation, a national benchmark for nursing excellence and quality of patient care.

In 1997, the Sacramento hospital was the first in California to earn the “magnet” label from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. But UC Davis lost the designation in 2006 because ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Highest recognition for nursing excellence

UC Davis Medical Center January 15, 2014

UC Davis Medical Center joins the ranks of elite clinical-care institutions in the nation with its new Magnet Recognition Program® status, which was granted this week by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The designation is the nation’s highest form of recognition for nursing excellence and a benchmark for the ...

Data-Driven Discovery

Data-driven discovery investigator competition launched

January 9, 2014

Today, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced an open call for applications for its brand-new Data-Driven Discovery Investigator competition. We seek individuals who exemplify multidisciplinary, data-driven science, coalescing natural sciences with methods from statistics and computer science.

Read more here.

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Ahoy! First ocean vesicles spotted

By Denise Brehm MIT News January 9, 2014

Marine cyanobacteria — tiny ocean plants that produce oxygen and make organic carbon using sunlight and CO2 — are primary engines of Earth’s biogeochemical and nutrient cycles. They nourish other organisms through the provision of oxygen and with their own body mass, which forms the base of the ocean food ...

World's most powerful exoplanet camera looks skyward

By Tim Stephens University of California, Santa Cruz January 7, 2014

After nearly a decade of development at UC Santa Cruz and partner institutions, the world's most advanced instrument for directly imaging and analyzing planets around other stars is pointing skyward and collecting light from distant worlds.

The instrument, called the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI), was designed, built, and optimized for ...