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Seafood business competition connects start-ups to investors, offers $180K in prizes

By Kim Tran Intrafish March 6, 2015
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The Moore Foundation is proud to have supported the Fish 2.0 competition since its inception.

The deadline is next month for the new Fish 2.0 business competition, which was launched in January by more than 15 corporate industry leaders, investors, and philanthropists, including Pentair, CEI, Google Oceans Program, and RSF ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing grads surprise dean with endowed scholarship

By Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing March 5, 2015
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The 2015 spring graduating class of the Doctor of Philosophy program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis surprised Dean Heather Young by establishing the Class of 2015 Doctoral Student Scholarship Fund. The fund will provide support to the school's doctoral students who demonstrate career achievements ...
Patient and Family Engagement

To cut costs and improve outcomes, increase patient activation

By Zack Budryk FierceHealthcare March 4, 2015
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A new study published in Health Affairs confirms that increased levels of patient engagement through patient activation do actually improve health outcomes and result in lower health care costs. More than 32,000 adult patients took part in the longest longitudinal study of its kind. Conducted over the course of ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Health Affairs: patient activation impact on cost + outcome

By Casey Quinlan e-patients.net March 2, 2015
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In a study report hitting the digital wires on Health Affairs at 4pm Eastern time today (March 2, 2015), a group of researchers are reporting the results of a longitudinal study of Patient Activation Measure (PAM) impact on cost and outcome metrics from a large study cohort. The results show that activated, engaged ...

Administration

Wider attention for gain-of-function science

By Harvey Fineberg Science February 27, 2015
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An editorial from Moore Foundation president Harvey Fineberg appears today in Science magazine. The editorial draws attention to gain-of-function (GOF) research, which focuses on pathogens with pandemic potential such as influenza. The U.S. government halted funding for GOF research in October 2014 to assess benefits and risks.

Read the full editorial ...

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UCSF reduces heart failure readmissions and inpatient hospital costs

February 25, 2015
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Strategies designed to help heart failure patients transitioning from the hospital to their home or other setting can reduce hospital readmission rates and associated costs, according to a study published in the Cardiology Research Journal. Conducted by the Heart Failure Readmission Program at the University of California, San Francisco, ...

Fair Trade writes new chapter in story of tuna

By Tim Fitzgerald, Environmental Defense Fund National Geographic Voices February 19, 2015
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Tuna is the second most popular seafood in the United States, yet for most Americans, it’s a non-descript protein puck that inevitably gets mixed with mayonnaise and celery. Maybe the tuna in that can came from the Philippines, or Micronesia? Perhaps it was caught by a Japanese vessel and transferred ...

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Doctors strive to do less harm by inattentive care

By Gina Kolata New York Times February 18, 2015
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Relieving patient suffering, not from disease but rather from care that is received, has become an important and pressing issue for health care professionals. The questions have been how to measure it and what to do about it. Foundation grantee, Dr. Ken Sands at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shares ...

Can better data help save the oceans? This big foundation thinks so

By Tate Williams Inside Philanthropy February 18, 2015
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Data and oceans are two of the biggest topics in philanthropy these days, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is a leader in both. One of its latest grants targets the intersection of the two, just off the Mid-Atlantic coast.

The foundation recently awarded $1.6 million to Monmouth University ...

WWF: Tuna sector making huge strides toward sustainability

By Drew Cherry Intrafish February 13, 2015
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Bill Fox, vice president Fisheries, WWF US, had an optimistic view of the strides taken to improve the sustainability in the tuna sector of late.

"I've seen more progress in the last five years than in my entire career," he said, speaking at a seminar on the sustainable sourcing policies ...

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