Gorilla Doctors Team Talks Infectious Diseases in Dubai

Gorilla Doctors Team Talks Infectious Diseases in Dubai By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 in Blog.

By Kirsten Gilardi and Mike Cranfield Last week, Gorilla Doctors team members travelled to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to attend a global meeting for the PREDICT Project, which conducts global surveillance to detect and prevent pathogens of pandemic potential that can move between wildlife and people. Gorilla Doctors has been an implementing partner for the […]

A Message from Gorilla Doctors on Ebola and Eastern Gorillas

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, October 17th, 2014 in Blog.

We share the world’s deep concern regarding West Africa’s Ebolavirus outbreak and the devastating impact the virus is having on people, communities and nations. We are also concerned about the separate Ebolavirus outbreak occurring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Gorillas are highly susceptible to Ebolavirus; indeed, many thousands of western lowland gorillas have […]

West Africa Ebola Outbreak Highlights Need for PREDICT Program

West Africa Ebola Outbreak Highlights Need for PREDICT Program By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 in Blog.

by Jessica Burbridge On August 8, the Ebola virus epidemic rapidly spreading through West African countries was formally declared an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization. WHO director Dr. Margaret Chan called it “the largest, most severe, most complex outbreak [of the Ebola virus] in the nearly four-decade history of the disease.” […]

Dr. Julius Studies Bat Genetics at The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

Dr. Julius Studies Bat Genetics at The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, August 15th, 2014 in Blog.

Dr. Julius Nziza, Gorilla Doctors Research Project Coordinator for PREDICT Rwanda, is wrapping up an interesting six-week stint in Chicago where he’s studied the genetics of bat species in Rwanda and curating techniques at The Field Museum of Natural History. Dr. Julius is working with Dr. Bruce Patterson, the MacArthur Curator of Mammals, Dr. Bill […]

Dr. Olivier Awarded the 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise

Dr. Olivier Awarded the 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Saturday, June 21st, 2014 in Blog.

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Olivier Nsengimana, Gorilla Doctors Field Veterinarian for the PREDICT Rwanda project, has been named a winner of the prestigious 2014 ROLEX Awards for Enterprise! Dr. Olivier and the four other Young Laureates, hailing from Africa, India, Europe and the Middle East, attended a ceremony today in London, where […]

Photo Story: Catching Bats with the Uganda PREDICT Team

Photo Story: Catching Bats with the Uganda PREDICT Team By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, March 29th, 2013 in Blog.

by Jessica Burbridge The Gorilla Doctors Uganda and Rwanda PREDICT teams are busy year-round collecting samples from primates, rodents and bats in areas of intense human-wildlife interaction in order to test for emerging infectious diseases. The USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT program, now in it’s fourth year, “aims to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to […]

Gorilla Doctors Attend Worldwide PREDICT Meeting in Rome

Gorilla Doctors Attend Worldwide PREDICT Meeting in Rome By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors Co-Directors Drs. Kirsten Gilardi and Mike Cranfield, along with PREDICT vets Drs. Julius Nziza and Benard Ssebide traveled to Rome, Italy for a worldwide meeting on emerging pandemic threats last week. PREDICT staff from 23 different countries met to discuss protocols on how to get samples from humans, rodents and bats from areas […]

UC Davis PhD Student Conducts Research with Dr. Fred in Bwindi

UC Davis PhD Student Conducts Research with Dr. Fred in Bwindi By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, March 1st, 2013 in Blog.

by Jessica Burbridge A visit to Bweza group in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with Dr. Fred and PhD student Tierra Smiley Evans turned into a nine-hour strenuous trek in the pouring rain. But early afternoon, the sun burst through the clouds and we finally found the group, deep in a densely vegetated ravine, busy feeding […]

MGVP Welcomes Two New Gorilla Doctors

MGVP Welcomes Two New Gorilla Doctors By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, February 25th, 2011 in Uncategorized.

By Molly Feltner, MGVP Communications Officer Thanks to the USAID PREDICT grant awarded to the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center, MGVP has been able to hire 2 new African veterinarians, Dr. Rachael Mbabazi and Dr. Olivier Nsengimana. Both will be serving as field assistants for the PREDICT program, with Dr. Rachael working under Dr. Benard […]