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Data-Driven Discovery

Trifacta’s Jeffrey Heer selected as a recipient of a Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery Award

Trifacta October 2, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA –Trifacta, a Data Transformation Platform provider, today announced that Trifacta CXO, Jeffrey Heer, was selected as a recipient of a Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery award presented by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The foundation will provide 14 select scientists from academic institutions each ...

Data-Driven Discovery

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation selects awardees for $21 million in grants to stimulate data-driven discovery

October 2, 2014
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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the selection of 14 Moore Investigators in Data-Driven Discovery. These scientists will catalyze new data-driven scientific discoveries through grants to their academic institutions totaling $21 million over five years. These unrestricted awards will enable the recipients to make a profound impact on ...

Patient and Family Engagement

A roadmap for patient and family engagement

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It’s a sign of progress that so many of us in the healthcare field are talking about and addressing issues related to patient and family engagement: what it means, why it matters, and how it can positively affect experiences of care, health outcomes, and healthcare costs. Now is the time ...

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Equator Prize 2014 Winners

Equator Initiative September 30, 2014
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The Equator Initiative is pleased to announce today the winners of the Equator Prize 2014. Each of these thirty-five initiatives represents outstanding local achievement in advancing sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

Following a global call for nominations, the Equator Initiative received a record-setting 1,234 nominations from ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Involving patients and their families in health care delivery key to increasing quality of care, preventing harms and reducing costs

September 23, 2014
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Improving health care delivery requires that all stakeholders within the delivery system actively partner with patients and families – central to the concept of patient and family engagement – to create change in how care is received. Yet meaningful patient and family engagement remains the exception not ...

Patient and Family Engagement

8 hospital actions for stronger patient engagement

By Katie Sullivan FierceHealthcare September 23, 2014
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As healthcare shifts toward value-based care, patient engagement, experience and satisfaction are more important than ever as consumers seek to become a bigger part of their own care.

With that in mind, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, a private grantmaking organization, along with the American Institutes for Research, released a ...

36 bits of good news to cure your ocean blues

By Liz Core Grist September 16, 2014
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We know: Beginning a series on current ocean news seems like a bleak proposition. Between the expanding garbage patches and relentless rise of warming seas, positive stories aren’t exactly growing on trees. So we’ve gone to the trouble to net you 36 whole reasons to be excited about the future ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

UC Davis doctoral student among first recipients of Prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars program awards

September 16, 2014
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Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing graduate student Sarah Brown Blake is among the 16 nurses who are the first recipients of the Future of Nursing Scholars program awards. This new multifunder scholarship program, spearheaded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), is aimed at increasing the number of doctorally ...

Decoding virus-host interactions in the oxygen-starved ocean

Joint Genome Institute September 15, 2014
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For multicellular life—plants and animals—to thrive in the oceans, there must be enough dissolved oxygen in the water. In certain coastal areas, extreme oxygen-starvation produces “dead zones” that decimate marine fisheries and destroy food web structure. As dissolved oxygen levels decline, energy is increasingly diverted away from multicellular life into ...

As farmland runs out, seafood looks better than you think

By Nathanael Johnson Grist September 15, 2014
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To create a more sustainable and equitable food system, we’re going to have to produce more food. That’s the conclusion I’ve come to as I’ve worked through the arguments over feeding ourselves. We’ll need to share that food more equitably and limit population growth as well — but it turns ...

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