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UC Davis graduate nursing students present scholarship to dean

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(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Candidates from this spring’s graduating class of the Doctor of Philosophy program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis announced a $27,156 endowed scholarship fund for future students of the program, beginning this fall.

The six Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree ...

First direct evidence that drought-weakened Amazonian forests ‘inhale less carbon’

March 4, 2015
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Foundation grantees have contributed to new research just published in Nature, showing "direct evidence of the rate at which individual trees in the Amazonian basin ‘inhale’ carbon from the atmosphere during a severe drought" (see announcement below). Moore Foundation grants (#1656 and #3000) helped support the Amazon Forest Inventory Network ...

Patient and Family Engagement

To cut costs and improve outcomes, increase patient activation

By Zack Budryk FierceHealthcare March 4, 2015
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A new study published in Health Affairs confirms that increased levels of patient engagement through patient activation do actually improve health outcomes and result in lower health care costs. More than 32,000 adult patients took part in the longest longitudinal study of its kind. Conducted over the course of ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Health Affairs: patient activation impact on cost + outcome

By Casey Quinlan e-patients.net March 2, 2015
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In a study report hitting the digital wires on Health Affairs at 4pm Eastern time today (March 2, 2015), a group of researchers are reporting the results of a longitudinal study of Patient Activation Measure (PAM) impact on cost and outcome metrics from a large study cohort. The results show that activated, engaged ...

Patient and Family Engagement

New study confirms people more activated in their care have better health outcomes and lower costs

Business Wire March 2, 2015
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Today, an important question about the value of patient activation was answered in a new study published in the March issue of Health Affairs: Can increases in patient activation improve health outcomes and lower costs? Yes, according to the authors of the largest, longitudinal investigation to date. ...

Parties to the Nauru Agreement initiate full-scale trials of electronic catch documentation system for observers

World Wildlife Fund March 2, 2015
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WWF welcomes the decision of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) to initiate full-scale trials of an innovative catch documentation system (eCDS) for on-board fisheries observers. The new system, which uses near real-time data through Android tablets and satellite transmitters is expected to substantially enhance the quality, reliability, and ...

Administration

Wider attention for gain-of-function science

By Harvey Fineberg Science February 27, 2015
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An editorial from Moore Foundation president Harvey Fineberg appears today in Science magazine. The editorial draws attention to gain-of-function (GOF) research, which focuses on pathogens with pandemic potential such as influenza. The U.S. government halted funding for GOF research in October 2014 to assess benefits and risks.

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Two Bay Area science museum grantees selected as finalists for National Medal for Museum and Library Service

February 24, 2015
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We are proud to see two of our San Francisco Bay Area program grantees, the Chabot Space & Science Center (Oakland, CA) and The Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose, CA) named among the 30 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

The National Medal is awarded ...

Fair Trade writes new chapter in story of tuna

By Tim Fitzgerald, Environmental Defense Fund National Geographic Voices February 19, 2015
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Tuna is the second most popular seafood in the United States, yet for most Americans, it’s a non-descript protein puck that inevitably gets mixed with mayonnaise and celery. Maybe the tuna in that can came from the Philippines, or Micronesia? Perhaps it was caught by a Japanese vessel and transferred ...

ICU Consortium

Doctors strive to do less harm by inattentive care

By Gina Kolata New York Times February 18, 2015
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Relieving patient suffering, not from disease but rather from care that is received, has become an important and pressing issue for health care professionals. The questions have been how to measure it and what to do about it. Foundation grantee, Dr. Ken Sands at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shares ...

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