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Marine Microbiology Initiative

OSU receives grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to study microbes in hypoxia zones

Oregon State University January 13, 2009

Oregon State University researchers have received a major grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to compare microbial abundance, diversity and activity in hypoxic waters off the coasts of Oregon and central Chile.

Both locations experience seasonal low oxygen conditions known as hypoxia that can lead to biological “dead ...

Administration

Dr. Vicki L. Chandler named Chief Program Officer, Science at Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

December 29, 2008

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the appointment of Dr. Vicki L. Chandler as Chief Program Officer for the Foundation's Science Program, effective February 17, 2008.

Chandler will develop and manage the Foundation's grantmaking strategies and initiatives in scientific research. She will report directly to Steve McCormick, the ...

Conservation

How much are ocean resources worth?

Conservation International October 9, 2008

Coral reefs, mangroves and seagrasses have tremendous economic value for local communities and the world as a whole, according to the first global reference guide for these valuable marine resources.

The reference guide, titled “Coral Reefs, Mangroves and Seagrass Economic Values: A Global Compilation” by Conservation International (CI) in collaboration ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Nursing leaders gather in Sacramento for inaugural design summit

University of California, Davis September 24, 2008

More than a dozen nursing leaders from across the nation met here this week to participate in an inaugural strategic design summit for the future of nursing and to help create the new school of nursing at the UC Davis Health System.

The summit team’s goal was to articulate curriculum ...

Administration

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces Associate Director of Investments, Private Equity

July 22, 2008

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (www.moore.org) today announced the appointment of Alison Barad as Associate Director of Private Equity for its $6 billion investments portfolio. Alison Barad, an investment professional at the Foundation, was promoted to Associate Director, succeeding former Director, Denise Strack. Strack was recently appointed ...

Conservation

Scientists in Brazil find new reefs rich with marine life

Scientists announced today the discovery of reef structures they believe double the size of the Southern Atlantic Ocean’s largest and richest reef system, the Abrolhos Bank, off the southern coast of Brazil’s Bahia state.   The newly discovered area is also far more abundant in marine life than the previously known ...

Administration

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces Director of Investments, Real Assets

July 8, 2008

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the appointment of K. Niles Bryant as the Director of Real Assets for its $6 billion investments portfolio. Niles Bryant, previously of Carnegie Corporation of New York, succeeds Denise Strack who was recently appointed as the Foundation’s Chief Investment Officer.

“Niles joins ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards grant for UCSC ocean scientist Jonathan Zehr

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded a four-year, $3.7 million grant to Jonathan Zehr, professor of ocean sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The grant funds Zehr's ongoing research as a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation investigator in marine science. In May, the foundation also provided $4.8 ...

UC Davis appoints Heather Young as Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing

UC Davis Medical Center June 17, 2008

The University of California Board of Regents recently approved the appointment of Heather Young, a nurse leader, educator and scientist from Portland, Ore., as Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing at UC Davis.

Young, a nationally recognized expert in gerontological nursing and rural health, will lead a new school of nursing ...
Marine Microbiology Initiative

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation renews support for marine microbiology research at UCSC

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded a $4.8 million grant to the University of California, Santa Cruz, to fund ongoing research in marine microbiology.

The five-year grant supports a UCSC research program called MEGAMER (Microbial Environmental Genomics Applications: Modeling, Experimentation, and Remote sensing), established in July 2005 with ...