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In The News

Amazon fire risk differs across east-west divide in 2015

August 4, 2015

With support ​from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Science and Environmental Conservation programs, UC Irvine's Department of Earth System Science has worked to develop a system for forecasting fire season severity and droughts in several tropical forest and savanna regions, based on satellite measurements and computer modeling.

Together with researchers ...

Internships get UC Davis doctoral students beyond academia

By Julia Ann Easley University of California, Davis August 3, 2015

Foundation grantees at University of California, Davis are reaching beyond the lab by studying air pollution for a state agency and researching malaria in Uganda, among other practical endeavors.

The Career Exploration Through Internships program is a new career development and paid internship program at UC Davis in partnership with the UC ...

New patient portal improves care planning, engagement among patients, families and clinicians

By Anuj Dalal, Patricia Dykes, David Bates et al Journal of American Medical Informatics Association August 2, 2015

A new web-based portal used by patients and their caregivers while in the hospital has helped them to understand and take part in developing their own plan for care. Created by Brigham and Women’s Hospital through its Prospect project (Promoting Respect and Ongoing Safety through Patient-centeredness, Engagement, Communication and Technology), ...

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center aims to redefine care and prevent emotional harm

By Virgie Hoban The Boston Globe August 1, 2015

One day last year, Enid Shapiro sat in her room at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as the patient in the next bed underwent an unpleasant procedure, cries of distress and confusion ringing out as she was poked and prodded. Shapiro, across the room, tried not to look. Staff flitted ...

Foundation grantees discuss patient engagement, eliminating harms at American Hospital Association Leadership Summit

July 28, 2015

Four of our patient care program grantees recently spoke at the American Hospital Association and Health Forum Leadership Summit to share how each of them are engaging with patients and families and leveraging technology to improve the quality and safety of the care they deliver. More than 1,000 people came ...

Microbial drama unfolds in Antarctic waters July 28, 2015

Moore Foundation Marine Microbiology Initiative Investigator Andrew Allen and colleagues at Scripps Institution of Oceanography ​at UC San Diego and the J. Craig Venter Institute discovered a competition brewing in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica over natural resources.

This drama is unfolding at the microscopic level: phytoplankton and various bacteria compete for iron while ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

UC Davis plans $50M building on Sacramento campus for nursing school

By Kathy Robertson Sacramento Business Journal July 28, 2015

Reporter, Kathy Robertson, covers plans announced by the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis for a $50 million building on the Sacramento campus it shares with the medical school and health system.

The soon-to-be constructed building, Betty Irene Moore Hall, will have collaborative learning spaces rather than ...

Why a Midwestern funder is giving two million bucks to study aquarium microbes

By Tate Williams Inside Philanthropy July 27, 2015

Inside Philanthropy's Tate Williams discusses the role of private funders--large and small--in supporting marine microbiology.

"Microbiology is a big target for private funders, perhaps because it’s such a vast, equipment- and computing-intensive field of study," Williams writes. "The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, one of the country’s largest science and environment ...

UCD nursing school getting new building

By Special to the Enterprise The Davis Enterprise July 26, 2015

Leaders of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis have announced plans to construct a new education building in Sacramento. Betty Irene Moore Hall will be the fourth structure in the educational core of the campus and will house graduate programs of the School of Nursing, as ...

Betty Irene Moore Hall to be constructed at UC Davis School of Nursing

July 23, 2015

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis announced plans to begin construction on a new building scheduled to open in the fall of 2017. Betty Irene Moore Hall will be the fourth structure in the educational core of the campus, house graduate programs of ...

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