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Groups chronicle staggering diversity of Bolivia's Madidi National Park

September 12, 2012

A remote park in northwest Bolivia may be the most biologically diverse place on earth, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which helped put together a comprehensive list of species found there.  The announcement was released at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, an international gathering of conservationists meeting through ...

Johns Hopkins’ Armstrong Institute receives $8.9 million patient safety grant

Johns Hopkins Medicine August 28, 2012

Johns Hopkins’ Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality has received an $8.9 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the first award given as part of an ambitious new $500 million, 10-year program designed to eliminate all preventable harms that patients experience in the hospital. 

The Johns ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Patient and family engagement key to improved health care

August 28, 2012

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation launched a new national Patient Care Program today that seeks to eliminate all preventable harms to patients.

The Foundation expects to allocate a half billion dollars over ten years if the Program develops as anticipated.  The Patient Care Program will focus on both meaningfully ...

ICU Consortium

ICU study awarded grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

A multi-center study of intensive care units (ICU) led by UCSF faculty has received a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grant of $2.1 million. The study of ICUs, including two at UCSF, aims to better understand the nature of team-based care and patient involvement in ICU settings. 

“Given their position ...

Administration

Stanford University President John Hennessy joins board of Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

August 17, 2012

Today the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced the appointment of Stanford University President John Hennessy to its board of trustees. At the same time Ed Penhoet, who also formerly served as the Foundation’s president, is stepping down from his role on the board.  

Hennessy became Stanford University’s 10...

Administration

Foundation hires Erin Hart to lead communications department

August 17, 2012

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the appointment of Erin Hart as head of the new communications department.  

One of the ten largest private foundations in the US, Moore created this position after recognizing the need for more communications support for the organization as a whole and its ...

Administration

Nancy J. Koch to join Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as general counsel

August 9, 2012

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the appointment of Nancy J. Koch as general counsel and secretary, reporting directly to the Foundation’s president, Steve McCormick. 

The role will be expanding to include new responsibilities: refining the Foundation’s approach to advocacy, helping program staff design external networks for ...

Bringing a complex underground ecology into the lab

Beneath the surface of the earth, an influential community of microbes mingles with plant roots. In the first large-scale analysis of those communities, scientists have now catalogued and compared the hundreds of types of bacteria that associate with the roots of the model plant Arabidopsis under various conditions. The work ...

First of its kind trust fund launched to protect intact tropical ecosystems of Guyana

The Guyanese government today launched a US$8.5 million trust fund called the Conservation Trust Fund, the first of its kind for the country. The fund will provide long-term financing for the management of Guyana’s intact protected areas system (PAS) and will support efforts by the government, along with local communities, ...

Scientists to explore hidden realm of microbes, viruses beneath the ocean floor

The microbes and viruses shrouded in darkness below the ocean floor are bound to become much less mysterious, due to a bold research program led by MBL Bay Paul Center Scientist Julie Huber and her colleagues from several institutions. The program has received a $2.25 million award from the Gordon ...