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Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

UC Davis breaks ground on new $50 million nursing school

By Claudia Buck The Sacramento Bee November 11, 2015

Calling it “a classroom with no walls,” UC Davis officials broke ground this week on a new $50 million nursing school building with state-of-the-art learning spaces. The 70,000-square-foot building, which will open in fall 2017, will become the primary home of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing on UC ...

Betty Irene Moore Hall: future interprofessional innovation and education center for nurses and health professionals

November 11, 2015

November 10, 2015 marked a special day for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and leaders from UC Davis were joined by more than 200 guests for the official groundbreaking celebration of Betty Irene Moore Hall, ...

Bringing Julia from beta to 1.0 to support data-intensive, scientific computing

November 10, 2015

As data-driven research becomes more mainstream, the need for efficient and powerful scientific computing tools increases. To help meet this need, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s  Data-Driven Discovery Initiative has granted Julia Computing $600,000 over the next two years to enable the Julia Language team to move their ...

Innovative transition program builds competence, confidence, employability among new nurse grads

November 9, 2015

Faced with a surplus of new nurse graduates unable to find employment in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 2000s, Moore Foundation grantee, HealthImpact, worked with local schools of nursing and a range of health care organizations to develop a model designed to help new nursing graduates ...

Peru creates 'Yellowstone of the Amazon'

November 7, 2015
For more than ten years, indigenous communities, conservation groups, and funders including the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation have been working to help create a spectacular national park in Peru, Sierra del Divisor. On Sunday, November 8, Peru will officially designate the new 1.3 million hectare park -- heralded as the "Yellowstone of ...
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Strengthening the field of care transitions with new online community

November 2, 2015
A first-of-its-kind online community was recently launched to strengthen the field of care transitions by connecting care coordinators from across the U.S. to support each other. Huddle for Care is a free, real-time platform that features web-based content, live interaction and a listserv community that gives its users the opportunity ...

New app in ICU aims to make communications and information sharing better

October 29, 2015
If you have ever been in the ICU, or been the loved one or caregiver of someone who has, you know all too well that it can be a scary, overwhelming and confusing place. There are a lot of machines and noises, people constantly moving around and a lot of ...

Alaskan trout choose early retirement over risky ocean-going career

By Michelle Ma UW Today October 26, 2015

With partial support from the Moore Foundation, researchers at the University of Washington and University of Oregon have discovered that Dolly Varden trout remain in freshwater streams rather than returning to marine waters after they reach a certain size--relying in part on a symbiotic relationship with their sockeye salmon cousins....

1,000 acres of Sonoma County farmland restored to tidal marsh

October 26, 2015

On Sunday, October 25th, the San Francisco Bay gained 1,000 acres of tidal marshland thanks to a ten-year planning effort by Sonoma Land Trust, Ducks Unlimited and a number of federal, state and local agencies and organizations.

Considered in 2004 to be the most threatened wetland habitat in the North ...

Moore Foundation grantee, Johns Hopkins Medicine, takes preventable harms project to next level in collaboration with Microsoft

October 19, 2015

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Microsoft have announced plans to work together to take Project Emerge, a technology solution aimed at eliminating preventable harms, to the next level. The two organizations plan to expand on the technology, currently funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, ...

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