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2015 Wolf Prize Winner Joins Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

June 15, 2015
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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
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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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Healthcare big data analytics plays critical role in quality

By Jennifer Bresnick HealthIT Analytics June 11, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...

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

June 5, 2015
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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

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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 ...

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