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Inaugural nursing program graduates participate in UC Davis commencement exercises

UC Davis Health System June 18, 2012

For the first time, 25 Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis students received Master of Science Degrees in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership at the UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies Commencement Ceremony on June 14. 

Prior to the formal graduation that included more than 600 ...

Highland Hospital receives $690K grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to reduce preventable hospital readmissions

June 14, 2012

Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) today announced it received a $690,926 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to implement a transitional care program aimed at reducing preventable readmission rates at its flagship Highland Hospital.

"The transition from hospital to home is a challenge for high risk patients who ...

Thirty Meter Telescope

India commits at least $100 million to TMT construction

June 14, 2012

Working through the State Department, India has committed to spending at least $100 million towards the Thirty Meter Telescope project, becoming the first government to make this commitment.

Read the official State Department announcement here.

Read the web feature from the TMT website here.

Find an artist rendering of ...

Special Projects in Science

Scientists uncover evidence of impending tipping point for Earth

By Robert Sanders University of California, Berkeley June 6, 2012

A prestigious group of scientists from around the world is warning that population growth, widespread destruction of natural ecosystems, and climate change may be driving Earth toward an irreversible change in the biosphere, a planet-wide tipping point that would have destructive consequences absent adequate preparation and mitigation. 

“It really will ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Four major foundations join together to advance interprofessional health education

Four leading foundations focused on health, health professions education, and patient care, today announced they will support the creation of a new national Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and The John ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

A 'B-12 Shot' for marine algae?

Scientists have revealed a key cog in the biochemical machinery that allows marine algae at the base of the oceanic food chain to thrive. They have discovered a previously unknown protein in algae that grabs an essential but scarce nutrient out of seawater, vitamin B12. 

Many algae, as well as ...

Special Projects in Science

UC Santa Barbara's Kavli Institute receives two grants to explore interface of physics and biology

By Shelly Leachman University of California, Santa Barbara May 29, 2012

Imagine being able to mathematically describe the process by which an embryo develops into an animal, assigning numbers to its every function, and dysfunction. Such capability holds enormous implications for medicine, pointing to the potential for determining when and where things go developmentally awry -- and paving the way to ...

Study shows transition to practice programs get nurses employed

Today, the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care (CINHC) released its Evaluation Report of four San Francisco Bay Area pilot New Graduate Nurse Transition to Practice Programs (RN Transition Programs). The evaluation, led by the University of San Francisco, found that the programs are making a difference in the ...

Special Projects in Science

Pacific bluefin tuna carry radioactivity from Japanese power plants accident to California coast

Stony Brook University May 28, 2012

Bluefin tuna exposed to radioactivity that leaked into the Pacific Ocean after Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi power plants were damaged by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11, 2011, carried that radioactivity to the waters off California, a new study by scientists from Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and ...

California Institute of Technology

Caltech researchers gain greater insight into earthquake cycles

By Katie Neith Caltech May 10, 2012

For those who study earthquakes, one major challenge has been trying to understand all the physics of a fault—both during an earthquake and at times of "rest"—in order to know more about how a particular region may behave in the future. Now, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) ...