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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



Patient and Family Engagement

A roadmap for patient and family engagement

Center of Health Engagement October 16, 2014

Recently a good friend, #CaseyQuinlan, shared a brave new document online: A Roadmap for Patient and Family Engagement in Health. It is a document for providers, patients, families, communities–88 pages of wonderful info. I’m excerpting the 5 things you can do today, as it’s certainly relevant to the enormous ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Spurring a movement for patient and family centered care

By Peter Pronovost, MD, PHD October 14, 2014

Earlier this year, our hospital staff was weighing a new 24/7 family presence policy to allow immediate family members to stay with patients 24 hours a day. We knew this was a step in the direction of delivering patient- and family-centered care.

We presented the proposal at a meeting of ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Ancient gene

University of Delaware October 14, 2014

Researchers at the University of Delaware have discovered that an ancient gene -- ribonucleotide reductase (RNR), which occurs in all cellular life -- provides important biological insights into the characteristics of unknown viruses in the sea.

The results of this finding could ultimately lead to new tools for understanding the ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Rock-dwelling microbes remove methane from deep sea

Caltech October 14, 2014

Methane-breathing microbes that inhabit rocky mounds on the seafloor could be preventing large volumes of the potent greenhouse gas from entering the oceans and reaching the atmosphere, according to a new study by Caltech researchers.

The rock-dwelling microbes, which are detailed in the Oct. 14 issue of Nature Communications, represent ...


Moore Foundation names public health leader to top post

Philanthropy News Digest October 14, 2014
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has announced Harvey Fineberg, MD, Ph.D., as its new president, effective January 1, 2015.

In September, Fineberg, a recognized authority in the areas of public health and health policy, higher education, and technology, became a visiting professor at the University of California, San Francisco...

Harvey V. Fineberg named President of Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

October 13, 2014

PALO ALTO – The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has selected Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, as its next president. Dr. Fineberg will assume his post on January 1, 2015.

“I'm very pleased that, following an international search, Harvey Fineberg will join the foundation as its next president. He is a ...


Moore Foundation names public-health leader to top post

By Alex Daniels The Chronicle of Philanthropy October 13, 2014

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today named Harvey Fineberg, a prominent public- health leader and former Harvard University provost, as its new president after a tumultuous year for one of the nation’s largest grant makers.

The conservation, public health, and science philanthropy controls about $6.4-billion in assets.

"I accepted ...


A few things to know about the new head of the Moore Foundation

By David Callahan Inside Philanthropy October 13, 2014

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore has given away a fortune through the foundation named after him and his wife Betty, but he still has vast wealth sitting on the sidelines, estimated at $6.5 billion. And given that he and Betty have signed the Giving Pledge, we expect that much of that ...


Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation names new president

By Chris Rauber San Francisco Business Times October 13, 2014

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has named Harvey Fineberg, M.D., as its new president, beginning Jan. 1.

Fineberg is currently a visiting professor at UC San Francisco, but until recently was president of the prestigious Institute of Medicine, serving two consecutive terms from 2002 through 2014. Before that, he ...

Data-Driven Discovery

CMU professor part of $21M Moore prize to support data-driven discoveries

By Justine Coyne Pittsburgh Business Times October 3, 2014

Scientists are generating data at an unprecedented rate, but in many fields, the information hasn't accelerated the pace of discovery.

Carl Kingsford, associate professor at the Ray and Stephanie Lane Center for Computational Biology at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, is among a group of researchers from across ...

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