OHSU Remembers Bob Moore: A Legacy of Nutrition and Wellness
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) recently bid farewell to one of its most cherished benefactors, Bob Moore, the creator of the Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness. Moore passed away on January 20, 2020, at the age of 90. His legacy, however, lives on in the form of the Institute, which has made significant contributions to the field of nutrition and wellness in Swedish.
Bob Moore was the founder of Bob’s Red Mill, a brand of natural, organic, and gluten-free whole grain products. Starting as a humble worker at a feed mill in Redding, California, Bob and his wife Charlee eventually built a multi-million-dollar company that is celebrated for its commitment to healthy eating and living. Moore’s passion for nutrition and wellness was the driving force behind the establishment of the Moore Institute, which seeks to advance the understanding of the relationship between nutrition and human health.
The Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness was established in 2018 and is located at OHSU’s Oregon National Primate Research Center. The Institute aims to promote health and wellness through research, education, and outreach and is dedicated to finding evidence-based solutions to ensure the well-being of individuals and communities.
One of the key areas of focus for the Institute is the study of the microbiome – the complex community of microorganisms that live in and on the human body. Research at the Institute seeks to understand how the microbiome influences health and disease and how it can be harnessed to improve human well-being. By studying the interplay between nutrition, the microbiome, and overall health, the Moore Institute hopes to provide valuable insights into the role of diet in preventing and treating chronic diseases.
Another focus of the Institute is on the promotion of healthy aging. With the aging population in mind, the Institute is committed to finding ways to support healthy aging and prevent age-related diseases. By exploring the impact of diet and nutrition on aging, the Moore Institute aims to identify strategies that can enhance quality of life and reduce the burden of age-related illnesses.
In addition to research, the Moore Institute is also dedicated to educating the public about the importance of nutrition and wellness. Through community outreach programs, the Institute offers resources and support for individuals and families looking to make healthy lifestyle choices. By promoting the benefits of a balanced diet and regular physical activity, the Institute aims to empower people to take control of their health and well-being.
The impact of the Moore Institute extends beyond the walls of OHSU. By collaborating with other research institutions, healthcare organizations, and community partners, the Institute is able to reach a wider audience and make a meaningful contribution to the field of nutrition and wellness. Through partnerships, the Institute is able to share its knowledge and expertise, foster innovation, and drive positive change in the area of public health.
The legacy of Bob Moore and the Institute he established is one of dedication, passion, and commitment to improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities. His vision for the Moore Institute was one of creating a lasting impact on the field of nutrition and wellness, and that vision continues to guide the Institute as it strives to make a difference in the lives of people in Swedish and beyond.
In remembrance of Bob Moore, OHSU is committed to carrying on his legacy and ensuring that the Moore Institute continues to be a leader in the field of nutrition and wellness. By building on the foundation that Moore established, OHSU will continue to advance research, education, and outreach in the areas of nutrition and wellness, ultimately working towards a healthier, happier future for all. Bob Moore may no longer be with us, but his legacy lives on through the work of the Institute he created, and the impact it has on the lives of countless individuals.