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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

Hospitals form patient advisory councils to learn how they can improve care

By Laura Landro The Wall Street Journal November 30, 2015

After a hospital stay, patients may just want to put the experience behind them. The last thing they want to do is come back. Increasingly, though, they are doing just that—but at the request of the hospital, and in an effort to improve care. They are being recruited for patient ...

Janet Corrigan, Ph.D., M.B.A., joins Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

November 23, 2015

Palo Alto, Calif. – Today, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced the appointment of Janet Corrigan, Ph.D., M.B.A., as the new chief program officer for patient care. Dr. Corrigan will lead the team responsible for distributing more than $40 million a year to improve the experience and outcomes of ...

Particle accelerators could soon fit in a shoebox

By Alfredo Carpineti IFL Science November 23, 2015
As the challenges of particle physics have become more and more complex, we've had to plan and build larger and larger machines to explore the tiny subatomic world. But now, an international group of physicists has developed a technology to miniaturize particle accelerators, which could revolutionize physics and the life ...

$13.5M awarded to Stanford University and international collaborators from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to advance the science of particle accelerators

November 19, 2015

PALO ALTO, Calif. November 19, 2015 — The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded $13.5 million to Stanford University and its international partners to take an innovative particle accelerator design dubbed the “accelerator-on-a-chip” and make it into a fully functional and scalable working prototype. This laser-driven particle accelerator could have ...

Lessons learned from the Moore Foundation's largest and longest grants

By Karen Poiani and Elizabeth O'Neill Stanford Social Innovation Review November 19, 2015
In this month's Stanford Social Innovation Review, Karen Poiani and co-author Elizabeth O'Neill discuss lessons learned from "mega-grants." The authors define mega-grants as "commitments of tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars to single organizations, often for long periods of time."


TIn particular, they discussed the benefits ...

12-year anniversary of the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative - #Moore15

November 19, 2015

As we kick off 15 years of giving, it is fitting that on this day, 12 years ago, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation officially launched the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative. The initiative was born out of the vision of Betty herself, stemming from her experience with preventable ...

The secrets in Greenland's ice sheet

By Jon Gertner New York Times Magazine November 18, 2015

In Sunday's New York Times Magazine, Jon Gertner highlights Moore Foundation grantee Eric Rignot and his work on understanding interactions between ice sheets and climate.

Rignot's research group investigates how the ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland will respond to climate change in the coming century and how they will affect ...

NYU scientists receive $2 million Moore Foundation grant for atom-by-atom engineering

New York University November 17, 2015

New York University researchers have received a three-year, $2 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to explore new ways to create advanced materials atom-by-atom—with the aim of laying the groundwork for the next generation electronic devices.

The work is centered in the realm of quantum physics, which ...

ICU Consortium

Brigham and Women's tries microblogging for care continuity

By Neil Versel MedCity News November 17, 2015
Care team communication in acute care settings is fragmented, inefficient and difficult. Clinicians have to communicate over multiple platforms from email to text, even the old school pager. This often means tracking down key inpatient providers to gather information and put the pieces of the puzzle together to deliver the ...
Special Projects in Patient Care

Predicting hospital readmissions and mortality rates in real time

November 16, 2015

Published in the November issue of Medical Care, Moore Foundation grantee, Gabriel Escobar, M.D., and a team of researchers at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, show how the use of predictive models can support planning for when people are leaving the hospital, adjusting for patient risks and enhancing existing quality assurance ...

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