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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



Special Projects in Patient Care

Healthcare big data analytics plays critical role in quality

By Jennifer Bresnick HealthIT Analytics June 11, 2015

Big data is all around us but for the health care industry, extracting meaningful, actionable insights from it remains a challenge. Yet, according to a new white paper, "Data for Systematic Improvement," from the National Quality Forum, the insights from a wealth of raw information are key to improving the ...

Proposed deal to preserve large swaths of Great Bear Rainforest

By Justine Hunter The Globe and Mail June 10, 2015

In British Columbia, “two decades of unprecedented collaboration” have helped ​forge the path for "an extraordinary pact between the forest industry, First Nations, the province and a coalition of environmental organizations." This results from work by many of the foundation’s grantees, and in particular, ForestEthics. 

Read coverage of the news in the ...

National Geographic identifies world's emerging explorers

By Simon Worrall National Geographic June 9, 2015

Moore Foundation grantee Manu Prakash was named to the 2015 class of emerging explorers by the National Geographic Society earlier this week.

The Emerging Explorers Program "identifies young trailblazers whose ideas are helping change the world." Prakash was recognized for his efforts in designing the foldscope, which has already been distributed in ...

Black hole hunters

By Dennis Overbye New York Times June 9, 2015

NY Times science reporter Dennis Overbye tracks Moore Foundation grantee Sheperd Doeleman as he attempts to capture the first images of a supermassive black hole. 

Watch a video of Doeleman's hunt for black holes and read the full article here.

$731k Awarded to Early-Career Scientists to Examine the Intersection of Biology and Physical Sciences

June 8, 2015

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Research Corporation for Science Advancement select 2015 Scialog Awardees

PALO ALTO, Calif. June 8, 2015 — The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Research Corporation for Science Advancement awarded thirteen grants to five teams of investigators as part of 2015 Scialog: Molecules Come to ...

Moore’s flexible pot of funds aims to accelerate an entire field

By Tate Williams Inside Philanthropy June 8, 2015

Inside Philanthropy's Tate Williams takes a closer look at the Moore Foundation's EPiQS Initiative, describing quantum materials as "a field of physics that cooks up and studies mysterious compounds that display odd properties, such as superconductivity and powerful forms of magnetism." 

Williams notes the EPiQS flexible funding component allows ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Future health leaders from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing present at UC Davis

June 5, 2015

Every year, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis hosts an all-day academic symposium for graduate students to showcase their scholarly work and engage the community to illustrate their passion for leadership in health care. This year’s 2015 Academic Symposium featured 56 students and an impressive array of ...

ʻImiloa Astronomy Center announces it’s newest educational endeavor, MANU ‘Imiloa


With the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through grant number 2935, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center will be launching a new learning environment that will stimulate science education across Hawaii. Modern and Ancient way of Navigating our Universe, MANU ‘Imiloa, will be able to bring ‘Imiloa’s culture-based science ...

Key ocean reforms drive huge economic, nutrition and conservation gains

June 4, 2015

The Ocean Prosperity Roadmap: Fisheries and Beyond is a new collection of research designed to inform decision makers, including governments and investors, on effective ocean and coastal resource management strategies to maximize economic, conservation and societal benefits. The collection is a result of work from The Economist Intelligence Unit ...

National Quality Forum report outlines strategies for improving healthcare data usability and transparency

National Quality Forum June 3, 2015

Washington, DC—One of the holy grails for quality measurement is realizing the promise of making health data and analytics meaningful, usable, and available in real time for providers and consumers. Public- and private-sector leaders recently convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF) took up this issue in order to craft ...

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