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Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

UCSF Medical Center program cuts heart failure readmission rate by 30 percent

By Karin Rush-Monroe UCSF July 6, 2011

UCSF Medical Center has reduced hospital readmissions for older heart failure patients by nearly a third, thanks to a program designed to identify ways for hospitals to improve patients' transitions to their homes. 

Launched in 2008 with a $575,000 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, UCSF’s Heart Failure ...

Chabot receives $1.8 million grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of Palo Alto has awarded Chabot Space & Science Center a $1.8 million grant to support phase II enhancements to the Center’s Bill Nye’s Climate Lab exhibition and website. The Lab enables kids ages 8-14 to learn basic principles of climate science and engage ...

Plant Science Collaboration with HHMI

New program boosts support for plant scientists at critical time

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) have selected 15 of the nation’s most innovative plant scientists to join a new initiative that boosts much needed funding for fundamental plant science research. 

The scientists will become HHMI-GBMF Investigators and will receive the flexible ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

UGA scientists discover missing links in the biology of cloud formation over the oceans

By Terry Hastings University of Georgia May 11, 2011

Scientists have known for two decades that sulfur compounds that are produced by bacterioplankton as they consume decaying algae in the ocean cycle through two paths. In one, a sulfur compound dimethylsulfide, or DMS, goes into the atmosphere, where it leads to water droplet formation – the basis of clouds ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

New funding to AACN to engage hospital leaders in nurse-led quality and safety movement

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce that the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $386,000 in new funding to engage hospital leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA) in the innovative work underway to improve healthcare quality and patient safety. This generous ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announces new grants for sustainable fisheries

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the first round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to support sustainable fisheries in the U.S. The 18 new projects will engage fishermen around the country in the design and implementation of effective catch-share ...


Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces James C. Gaither as Board of Trustees member

March 2, 2011

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation ( today announced the appointment of James C. Gaither, a renowned business leader in Silicon Valley, to its Board of Trustees.  

“Jim brings a great combination of entrepreneurial and legal expertise from a distinguished career in Silicon Valley, and has a ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Sequencing project aims to uncover new knowledge about ocean microeukaryotes

November 9, 2010

The National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s (GBMF) Marine Microbiology Initiative (MMI) today announced a new research program to sequence the transcriptomes of approximately 750 marine microbial eukaryotes. Whereas previous community resource sequencing efforts supported by MMI have focused on marine bacteria and ...

Special Projects in Science

WHOI receives grant for oceanography imaging informatics

In a significant step toward a new era in the collection and understanding of ocean science data, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has received a grant of more than $2 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for work in imaging informatics in oceanography.

The WHOI study—to be ...

LEED® Platinum certification awarded for workplace

October 20, 2010

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation workplace has been awarded LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification—the highest level attainable—as established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The Foundation’s workplace, designed by Hawley Peterson Snyder and ...

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