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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 ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Partnerships of deep-sea methane scavengers revealed

By Elisabeth Nadin Caltech May 9, 2008

The sea floor off the coast of Eureka, California, is home to a diverse assemblage of microbes that scavenge methane from cold deep-sea vents. Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed a technique to directly capture these cells, lending insight into the diverse symbiotic partnerships that evolved among ...

Administration

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces new Chief Program Officer for its Environmental Conservation Program

April 15, 2008

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (www.moore.org) today announced the appointment of Daniel C. Nepstad, Ph.D. as the new chief program officer for its environmental conservation program. The Foundation's environmental conservation program focuses on multi-year strategic initiatives.

“I am very pleased to welcome Dan to the Foundation's management team," said ...

Administration

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces new Chief Investment Officer

March 25, 2008

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (www.moore.org) today announced the appointment of Denise Strack as the Chief  Investment Officer for its $6 billion investments portfolio. Denise Strack, previously the Foundation’s Director of Private Equity and Real Assets portfolio, succeeds Alice Ruth.

“Denise has served an invaluable and key role ...

Administration

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces new Chief Program Officer for its San Francisco Bay Area Program

March 25, 2008

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (www.moore.org) today announced the appointment of George W. Bo-Linn, MD as the new chief  program officer for its San Francisco Bay Area Program. The Foundation's San Francisco Bay Area Program includes the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative, the Betty Irene Moore School of ...