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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 ...

$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 ...

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 ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

$8M awarded to scientists from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to accelerate development of experimental model systems in marine microbial ecology

November 12, 2015

PALO ALTO, Calif. November 12, 2015 — The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Marine Microbiology Initiative is investing eight million dollars over the next two years to support scientists, globally and at all career stages, to accelerate development of experimental model systems in marine microbial ecology. The international endeavor taps ...

Six sustainable seafood businesses win cash prizes at Fish 2.0 finals

November 12, 2015

Six seafood innovators capped the Fish 2.0 Competition Finals & Sustainable Seafood Innovation Forum today by earning cash prizes and top scores in their categories from the competition’s investor-judges. The winners are bringing to market creative approaches to key challenges in aquaculture, building consumer demand for sustainable seafood, reducing waste ...

Peru creates 'Yellowstone of the Amazon'

November 7, 2015
For more than ten years, indigenous communities, conservation groups, and funders including the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation have been working to help create a spectacular national park in Peru, Sierra del Divisor. On Sunday, November 8, Peru will officially designate the new 1.3 million hectare park -- heralded as the "Yellowstone of ...

Protecting plants from stealthy diseases

Michigan State University November 2, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Stealthy diseases sometimes trick plants by hijacking their defense signaling system, which issues an alarm that diverts plant resources for the wrong attack and allows the enemy pathogens to easily overrun plants.

A team of international scientists led by Michigan State University, however, is helping plants ...

Ceres report: How board directors can elevate sustainability more effectively at companies

By Peyton Fleming Ceres Press Releases October 28, 2015

Broadening board compositions, reduced focus on quarterly returns and stronger sustainability/compensation linkages are just a few of the ways that board directors can elevate sustainability concerns more effectively at the companies they serve on. So concludes a new Ceres report highlighting the generally weak performance of U.S. corporate boards in ...

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center introduces MyICU

October 26, 2015

BOSTON – If you or a loved one has ever spent time in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU), you know how overwhelming it can feel. The medical language, the equipment and the number of doctors, nurses and other clinicians providing care can be a lot to take in at ...

New regional program to protect Amazon

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council approved today a first-of-its-kind multi-million dollar project to help protect over 80 percent of the Amazon and boost efforts to combat climate change.

The GEF will commit $113 million for the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program, a regional program spanning Brazil, Colombia and Peru that ...

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