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Amazon’s carbon uptake declines as trees die faster

University of Leeds March 18, 2015
Foundation grantees have contributed to research published March 18th in Nature, showing through the results of a 30-year study that the Amazon is experiencing “a huge surge in the rate of trees dying” (see announcement below). Moore Foundation grants (#1656 and #3000) helped support the Amazon Forest Inventory Network (RAINFOR) ...

Assessing the value and role of seafood traceability from an entire value-chain perspective

With support from the Moore Foundation, the Institute of Food Technologists' Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) conducted extensive research in 2014 on the value of seafood traceability.

GFTC investigated the utility of traceability to reduce waste, enhance consumer trust, and increase business efficiencies along the entire value chain from catch ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Early-career investigators selected for patient and family engagement research

March 16, 2015

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has selected four promising early-career investigators who will be supported in their work to advance the field of patient and family engagement. The investigators represent a wide range of research from addressing health disparities in Latino populations and partnering with critically ill patients in ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

U.S. News & World Report ranks new UC Davis School of Nursing among best

By Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing March 10, 2015
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — For the first time, U.S. News & World Report ranks the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis as among the best in the country for master’s-degree nursing programs in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools.
 
The publication ranks the UC ...
ICU Consortium

Ensuring respect and dignity in the ICU

By Berman Institute of Bioethics Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics March 10, 2015

Identifying loss of dignity and lack of respectful treatment as preventable harms in health care, researchers at Johns Hopkins have taken on the ambitious task of defining and ensuring respectful care in the high-stakes environment of the intensive care unit (ICU). Their novel, multi-method approach is presented in a dedicated ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

UC Davis graduate nursing students present scholarship to dean

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Candidates from this spring’s graduating class of the Doctor of Philosophy program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis announced a $27,156 endowed scholarship fund for future students of the program, beginning this fall.

The six Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree ...

First direct evidence that drought-weakened Amazonian forests ‘inhale less carbon’

March 4, 2015

Foundation grantees have contributed to new research just published in Nature, showing "direct evidence of the rate at which individual trees in the Amazonian basin ‘inhale’ carbon from the atmosphere during a severe drought" (see announcement below). Moore Foundation grants (#1656 and #3000) helped support the Amazon Forest Inventory Network ...

Patient and Family Engagement

New study confirms people more activated in their care have better health outcomes and lower costs

Business Wire March 2, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO -- Today, an important question about the value of patient activation was answered in a new study published in the March issue of Health Affairs: Can increases in patient activation improve health outcomes and lower costs? Yes, according to the authors of the largest, longitudinal investigation to date. ...

Parties to the Nauru Agreement initiate full-scale trials of electronic catch documentation system for observers

World Wildlife Fund March 2, 2015

WWF welcomes the decision of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) to initiate full-scale trials of an innovative catch documentation system (eCDS) for on-board fisheries observers. The new system, which uses near real-time data through Android tablets and satellite transmitters is expected to substantially enhance the quality, reliability, and ...

Two Bay Area science museum grantees selected as finalists for National Medal for Museum and Library Service

February 24, 2015

We are proud to see two of our San Francisco Bay Area program grantees, the Chabot Space & Science Center (Oakland, CA) and The Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose, CA) named among the 30 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

The National Medal is awarded ...

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