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Courtesy of Phil Freeman/WWF-Australia - The Peruvian government and key partners sign a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to ensure the viability of 76 protected areas (20 million hectares) in the Peruvian Amazon

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Amazon’s carbon uptake declines as trees die faster

University of Leeds March 18, 2015
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Foundation grantees have contributed to research published March 18th in Nature, showing through the results of a 30-year study that the Amazon is experiencing “a huge surge in the rate of trees dying” (see announcement below). Moore Foundation grants (#1656 and #3000) helped support the Amazon Forest Inventory Network (RAINFOR) ...

Assessing the value and role of seafood traceability from an entire value-chain perspective

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With support from the Moore Foundation, the Institute of Food Technologists' Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) conducted extensive research in 2014 on the value of seafood traceability.

GFTC investigated the utility of traceability to reduce waste, enhance consumer trust, and increase business efficiencies along the entire value chain from catch ...

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Hospitals bring patient engagement to the ICU

By Zack Budryk FierceHealthcare March 17, 2015
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One of the more important elements in ensuring safer, more compassionate care is treating patients and their families with dignity and respect. The foundation's efforts in this area are taking shape in four institutions nationwide - Johns Hopkins, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital and University of ...

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RNs’ transitions into director of nursing positions in nursing homes: hiring practices and role development

By Elena O. Siegel, PhD, RN; Suzanne Sikma, PhD, RN Journal of Gerontological Nursing March 16, 2015
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A professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing shares results in a study of registered nurses transitioning into their first position as nursing home director of nursing (DON) in the March issue of the Journal of Gerontological Nursing. The study findings highlight gaps across practice, policy and research ...

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Intensive care gets friendlier with apps, devices

By Laura Landro The Wall Street Journal March 16, 2015
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In her The Informed Patient column, Wall Street Journal reporter, Laura Landro, covers four patient care program grantees focused on redesigning care in the ICU to make them safer and more human. Johns Hopkins, University of California at San Francisco, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital ...

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Early-career investigators selected for patient and family engagement research

March 16, 2015
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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has selected four promising early-career investigators who will be supported in their work to advance the field of patient and family engagement. The investigators represent a wide range of research from addressing health disparities in Latino populations and partnering with critically ill patients in ...

Miniature chemistry kit brings science out of the lab

By Amy Adams Stanford University March 10, 2015
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Moore Foundation grantee Manu Prakash and colleagues at Stanford have transformed a tiny music box into a device that performs small scale chemistry experiments. Prakash previously developed a 50 cent microscope called the Foldscope that is being used by groups worldwide.

Read the full article here.

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U.S. News & World Report ranks new UC Davis School of Nursing among best

By Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing March 10, 2015
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(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — For the first time, U.S. News & World Report ranks the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis as among the best in the country for master’s-degree nursing programs in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools.
 
The publication ranks the UC ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing ranks #43 in nation

By Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing March 10, 2015
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U.S. News and World Report has ranked the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing as one of the top 50 schools of nursing in the country. More than 500 schools of nursing (with master’s or doctoral programs) were surveyed by U.S. News and World Report, with nearly 250 ...
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Ensuring respect and dignity in the ICU

By Berman Institute of Bioethics Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics March 10, 2015
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Identifying loss of dignity and lack of respectful treatment as preventable harms in health care, researchers at Johns Hopkins have taken on the ambitious task of defining and ensuring respectful care in the high-stakes environment of the intensive care unit (ICU). Their novel, multi-method approach is presented in a dedicated ...

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