CEVR Remembers Philanthropist Gordon Moore

Date: March 28, 2023

CEVR Remembers Philanthropist Gordon Moore

The Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health (CEVR) at Tufts Medical Center mourns the passing of Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel Corporation and author of Moore’s Law. In addition to being a forward-thinking entrepreneur, Moore was a dedicated philanthropist committed to environmental conservation, science, and improvements in patient care. Together with his wife Betty, he established the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, which has reportedly donated more than $5.1 billion to charitable causes since its founding.

CEVR is thankful to be among the countless organizations that have benefited from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s generosity. Each summer, the Foundation sponsors six graduate students to receive intensive training with CEVR in the conceptual foundations and application of cost-effectiveness analysis. The CEVR Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) Registry Summer Fellowship aims to prepare the next generation of health policy leaders to be dispassionate consumers of evidence pertaining to value, cost-effectiveness, and risk tradeoffs in health care. Alumni of the program have gone on to pursue careers in academia, the life sciences industry, and consulting.

At the close of the 2022 fellowship, one fellow wrote of the experience:

I am so grateful to have had this experience as a CEA Registry Fellow. The weekly reading assignments, projects, and seminars helped me learn more about CEA research and how it can be applied in decision making. The fellowship was a great opportunity to learn from experts in the field.

As CEVR prepares to welcome a new cohort of fellows in June of 2023, we remember the ingenuity and altruism of Gordon Moore that helped make our summer fellowship possible. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and extend our deepest condolences to Gordon Moore’s family, friends, and extended community.

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