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Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Bay Area hospitals chosen to pilot nursing, evidence-based practice initiative

California Institute for Health Systems Performance April 19, 2007

Two Bay Area hospitals are taking part in a landmark, two-year project aimed at reducing deaths from sepsis (blood infection) and hospital-acquired pneumonia rates as well as improving registered nurse satisfaction. O'Connor Hospital in San Jose and Washington Hospital in Fremont were chosen by the California Institute for Health Systems ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

MIT Darwin Project will model ocean microbes

By Matthew T. Gardner MIT News March 29, 2007

A new program to develop computational models of how marine microbes live and evolve in the global ocean has been launched with a $3.7 million gift from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The program is important because it will help researchers understand and simulate the relationships between climate change, ...

California Institute of Technology

Caltech, Stanford researchers dedicate new x-ray molecular observatory at SSRL

By Robert Tindol Caltech March 28, 2007

Scientists, philanthropists, and other dignitaries on March 23 officially dedicated the new Molecular Observatory for Structural Molecular Biology at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL), an exceptional new tool in the study of living systems. The observatory is a collaboration between the California Institute of Technology and Stanford, with funding ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

Landmark study shows clear pathway to restoring imperiled fish populations

Environmental Defense today released the results of a landmark study that provides a clear roadmap for rebuilding fishing stocks and restoring fishing communities. Entitled "Sustaining America's Fisheries and Fishing Communities," this research details how Limited Access Privilege Programs (LAPPs), or "catch shares," save fishing stocks and help restore fishing communities ...

Special Projects in Science

South Pole Telescope to help astrophysicists learn what universe is made of, how it evolves

The University of Chicago February 26, 2007

Scientists aimed the South Pole Telescope at Jupiter on the evening of Feb. 16 and successfully collected the instrument’s first test observations. Soon, far more distant quarry will fall under the SPT’s sights as a team from nine institutions tackles one of the biggest mysteries of modern cosmological research. That ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

California Institute for Nursing and Health Care receives grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to study nursing education redesign in California

The California Institute for Nursing and Health Care (CINHC) today announced plansto produce a report on  “Nursing Education Redesign in California.” The project is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and will be a collaborative effort with the American Nurses Association\California (ANA\C); California Organization of Associate Degree Directors, ...

KQED launches QUEST: a different kind of science and nature adventure

KQED January 2, 2007

QUEST, KQED’s newest local project, explores the stories and people behind Bay Area science, nature and environmental issues, and how their work is changing the world around us.  The largest multiple-media content offering in KQED's history, QUEST will include a half-hour weekly HD television program, weekly radio segments, an innovative ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

The American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announce 2006 fellow

Barry D. Gold of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

This year 449 members have been awarded this honor ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

Program that fosters open dialogue around fishery management in the Gulf of Maine gains national support

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), a marine research and education institution focused on the Gulf of Maine ecosystem, today announced that the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has approved a three year grant in support of GMRI’s initiative to provide a neutral forum for open dialogue among New ...

Moore Foundation awards $4.3 million for new technology and Magnet nursing program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

VMC Foundation October 30, 2006

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has joined with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center to take on two significant challenges in healthcare today: reducing medication errors and enhancing the professional nursing practice.  This is the largest grant received by the VMC Foundation and will bring new pharmacy technology and support ...