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7 keys for managing fragile ocean ecosystems

July 24, 2015

Human impacts can lead to significant, sometimes rapid, changes in how marine ecosystems function — changes that can affect which species and habitats are dominant in an area, how ecosystems work and how productive they are, and what benefits they provide to people. 

For example, when people hunt otters to ...

UC Davis announces new building for Sacramento campus

By UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing UC Davis July 23, 2015

(Sacramento, Calif.) Leaders of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis announced plans to construct a new education building in Sacramento. Betty Irene Moore Hall will be the fourth structure in the educational core of the campus and will house graduate programs of the School of Nursing, ...

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Award New Contract to HRET

By Health Research & Educational Trust HRET July 9, 2015
CHICAGO – July 9, 2015 –The Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) was awarded a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to strengthen care transitions. The purpose is to create an online community designed to foster sharing and learning between individuals in ...

$6M for UC Berkeley and Cal Poly to expand and enhance open-source software for scientific computing and data science

July 7, 2015

Project Jupyter launched with support from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

PALO ALTO, Calif. July 7, 2015 — Three foundations pledged $6M over the next three years to Project Jupyter, an open-source software project that supports scientific computing and ...

New study measures tropical forest carbon emissions

July 2, 2015

Tropical forests help regulate global climate, and clearing of these forests is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. With the foundation's support, researchers at the University of Maryland have published a new analysis in the July issue of Environmental Research Letters that, for the first time, provides a clear ...

Patient leaders urge hospital to eliminate emotional harm by focusing on respect and dignity for patients

BOSTON – Hospitals have made significant strides to reduce or eliminate physical harm to patients since the landmark 1999 Institute of Medicine Report “To Err is Human.” In a new paper published in BMJ, patient care leaders at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) say hospitals must now devote similar ...

Update on the health of global tuna stocks included in ISSF annual report

Grantee International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)'s 2014 annual report includes an update on the sustainability and health of global tuna stocks.

Key data points in the report include:

  • 52% -- the amount of stocks globally that are at a healthy level of abundance
  • 9% -- the amount of stocks globally ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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