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Ensuring patients are treated with respect and dignity

By Berman Institute of Bioethics Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics March 10, 2015
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Foundation grantee, Johns Hopkins, with the Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Quality and the Berman Institute of Bioethics, have taken the bold move to define and ensure respectful care in the complex intensive care unit environment in an effort to eliminate preventable harms.  

“Patients’ loss of dignity and lack ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Medical assistant health coaching improves chronic disease management

By Rachel Willard-Grace, MPH, Ellen H. Chen, MD, Danielle Hessler, PhD, MS, Denise DeVore, Camille Prado, Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, MPH and David H. Thom, MD, PhD Annals of Family Medicine March 10, 2015
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People who receive health coaching from medical assistants have better control of major cardiovascular risk factors, such as high blood sugar and LDL cholesterol, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco Center for Excellence in Primary Care. The clinical trial, funded by the foundation's Betty Irene Moore ...

One step closer to artificial photosynthesis and "solar fuels"

By Ker Than California Institute of Technology March 9, 2015
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Caltech scientists, inspired by a chemical process found in leaves, have developed an electrically conductive film that could help pave the way for devices capable of harnessing sunlight to split water into hydrogen fuel.

When applied to semiconducting materials such as silicon, the nickel oxide film prevents rust buildup and ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Society for Critical Care Medicine's ICU Liberation Campaign launches new initiative

By Society for Critical Care Medicine ICU Liberation March 9, 2015
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The Society for Critical Care Medicine is looking for U.S. hospitals interested in improving outcomes for patients and families to participate in the ICU Liberation Campaign's ABCDEF Improvement Collaborative. The Collaborative will be operating in Atlanta, San Francisco and Chicago, but it is not required that hospitals interested in participating ...

Seafood business competition connects start-ups to investors, offers $180K in prizes

By Kim Tran Intrafish March 6, 2015
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The Moore Foundation is proud to have supported the Fish 2.0 competition since its inception.

The deadline is next month for the new Fish 2.0 business competition, which was launched in January by more than 15 corporate industry leaders, investors, and philanthropists, including Pentair, CEI, Google Oceans Program, and RSF ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing grads surprise dean with endowed scholarship

By Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing March 5, 2015
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The 2015 spring graduating class of the Doctor of Philosophy program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis surprised Dean Heather Young by establishing the Class of 2015 Doctoral Student Scholarship Fund. The fund will provide support to the school's doctoral students who demonstrate career achievements ...
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

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 ...

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