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Courtesy of Phil Freeman/WWF-Australia - The Peruvian government and key partners sign a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to ensure the viability of 76 protected areas (20 million hectares) in the Peruvian Amazon



Physicists fine tune control of agile exotic materials

By Susan Brown University of California, San Diego June 23, 2015

Moore Foundation grantee Dimitri Basov and colleagues at the University of California, San Diego have found a new way to control light in crystalline materials using polaritons, which are hybrid particles that form when infrared or visible-frequency light is coupled with electric or magnetic waves. 

The team's technique is particularly powerful because these ...

Care managers supported by informatics improve patient care

The latest issue of Health Care Innovations Exchange, an online resource from The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, features Moore Foundation grantee, David Dorr, MD, and the results of a seven-clinic pilot test of his Care Management Plus program. The program seeks to improve the delivery ...

El Camino Hospital receives prestigious ANCC Magnet Recognition® for third consecutive time

By El Camino Hospital June 18, 2015

Mountain View, Calif., June 18, 2015--El Camino Hospital announced today it attained the prestigious Magnet® recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC) for the third consecutive time, the only hospital in Northern California to achieve this level of re-designation and only one of five in California. The ANCC Magnet ...

El Camino Hospital receives prestigious Magnet Recognition® for third time

El Camino Hospital June 18, 2015
For the third consecutive time, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grantee El Camino Hospital received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations for nursing excellence, quality patient care and innovations in professional nursing practice. Only six percent of all U.S. ...

Celebrating the declaration of the Maijuna-Kichwa Reserve in Peru’s Amazon

Thanks to a collaboration among Moore Foundation grantees and many other partners, the National Government of Peru and in particular the Ministry of Environment has just formally created the new Maijuna Kichwa Regional Conservation Area. See a sampling of media coverage and read the press release from Nature and Culture ...

What US hospitals have to say about patient and family engagement

By Jeph Herrin, Kathleen G. Harris, Kevin Kenward, Stephen Hines, Maulik S. Joshi and Dominick L. Frosch BMJ Quality & Safety June 17, 2015

Health Research & Educational Trust, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association, conducted a first-of-its-kind survey of more than 1,400 hospitals across the country to uncover how ​each practices patient and family engagement. Their findings, published today in the BMJ Quality & Safety Journal, indicate, not surprisingly, that there is a large ...

Plants make big decisions with microscopic cellular competition

By James Urton University of Washington June 17, 2015

Moore Foundation investigator Keiko Torii and colleagues at the University of Washington have shown how plants organize cellular structures on their surface. These findings illuminate cellular mechanisms to detect and process messages — including conflicting signals — from the outside world.

Read the full article here.

The neglected preventable harms in health care: dignity and respect

By Lauge Sokol-Hessner, Patricia Henry Folcarelli, Kenneth E F Sands BMJ Quality & Safety Journal June 17, 2015

Imagine you’ve been admitted to the hospital for a necessary procedure stemming from a cancerous tumor. You place a call to your oncologist to discuss the complication you’re having but he isn’t available. Someone who is covering for the physician tries to step in and help but in doing so ...

2015 Wolf Prize Winner Joins Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

June 15, 2015

Robert Kirshner, Ph.D. Named Chief Program Officer for Science

Palo Alto, Calif – The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced Robert Kirshner, Ph.D., as the new chief program officer for science. Kirshner will lead the team responsible for distributing more than $100 million per year for the research and technology that ...

San Francisco Bay Area hospitals reduce sepsis mortality by 43 percent

By Julie Kliger, RN, BSN, MPA; Sara J. Singer, MBA, PhD; Frank H. Hoffman, MA The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety June 15, 2015

The latest issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety features the results of a 22-month project to reduce sepsis mortality in hospitals using the Integrated Nurse Leadership Program (INLP), a model funded by the Moore Foundation and developed by the University of California, San Francisco. ...

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