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Predicting hospital readmissions and mortality rates in real time

November 16, 2015
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Published in the November issue of Medical Care, Moore Foundation grantee, Gabriel Escobar, M.D., and a team of researchers at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, show how the use of predictive models can support planning for when people are leaving the hospital, adjusting for patient risks and enhancing existing quality assurance ...

Plant Science Collaboration with HHMI

A new way to make resistant plants

By Brooke Borel Popular Science November 13, 2015
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Plants have to deal with a lot of threats, from insects that want to munch them to bacteria that would like to infect them. It’s tough to put up a defense to multiple attacks at once, all while maintaining the energy to grow. But researchers at Michigan State University may ...

Celebrating the groundbreaking of Betty Irene Moore Hall

By Linda Katehi UC Davis November 13, 2015
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Chancellor Linda Katehi of Uc Davis comments on the recent groundbreaking for Betty Irene Moore Hall at UC Davis School of Nursing:

Over the past 18 months, we have engaged in a conversation with students, staff, faculty, and the broader campus community to develop a roadmap that will help UC ...

Improving patient care through shared, collaborative learning

November 12, 2015
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Extending more than a decade of shared learning through organized collaboratives, Moore Foundation grantee, Cynosure Health, recently gathered 30 experts to discuss how to organize, run and plan for large-scale hospital collaboratives. This first national conference on health care learning collaboratives took place in Baltimore, Maryland and featured two ...

Building a microscope to search for signs of life on other worlds

Caltech November 12, 2015
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Grantees at Caltech have begun testing a holographic microscope developed for observing microbes in extreme environments—possibly even on other planets. The Submersible Holographic Astrobiology Microscope with Ultraresolution, or SHAMU, will look for movement as a sign of the existence of life. Holography, as opposed to microscopy, collects the light bouncing ...

Innovations in aquaculture, consumer products and local fisheries show the future of seafood

November 12, 2015
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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is proud to support the 2015 Fish 2.0 competition. The six winners--from the US, Vanuatu, Canada and Mexico--were announced at the final competition among 37 finalists on November 11th. 

The winners included: 

  • Alaska Community Seafood Hub
  • ALFA Fishing
  • Bureo
  • Kampachi Farms Mexico
  • The ...
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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...

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