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Why Killer Viruses are on the Rise 

Dr. Kevin Olival of EcoHealth Alliance talks virus hunting and the PREDICT Project on NPR’s All Things Considered. 

Woutrina Smith Co-Leads Center of Expertise on Planetary Health 

The new Center of Expertise on Planetary Health will be led by the OHI’s Woutrina Smith and David Lopez-Carr of UC Santa Barbara

SeaDoc Commits to Reusable Bottles & Coffee Cups

In an effort to bring attention to the massive amount of paper and plastic waste we all produce in single-use containers, SeaDoc is making a pledge. 

Looking Back on the First One Health Day

Students and professionals gathered at UC Davis and around the world on Nov. 3 to celebrate the first annual One Health Day, a day to come together and help change the way planetary health challenges are addressed.   

Academia, Action and Impact in Africa

A daylong event hosted by UC Davis was a chance to explore how academic institutions can help work toward clean energy and water, sustainable food production, and healthy lives and well being on the African continent.  

Raptor Center Participates in Biodiversity Day

The 6th Annual Biodiversity Museum Day took place on Feb. 18, with many of the campus’ labs, gardens, museums and more having opened their doors. Hundreds flowed through the Raptor Center for the event.

Intervention on Infant Gorilla with Parasite Infestation

An infant in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, was seen with an abnormally distended belly earlier this month. An examination revealed live roundworms, and Gorilla Doctors decided to intervene.

Infant Gorilla Successfully Treated for Respiratory Infection

Igikombe, the infant of Mararo group, began to act lethargic last month, and his respiratory rate was elevated. After three solid days of illness, Gorilla Doctors made plans for treatment.

HALI Field Notes: Batting it Out in Morogoro

HALI is working with a star PhD student from the OHI, Nistara Randhawa, on a project using sensors and satellite collars to track fruit bat movement and migration patterns. She shared some great photos from the field.

Eye Gel Helps Oil-Sullied Pinnipeds

“The gel can better treat oiled marine mammals, reduce their pain and suffering, and increase our chances of releasing healthy animals after the incident,” said Dr. Michael Ziccardi, Director of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network.

How Science & Tech are Preventing Disease in Nepal  

The Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal, a partner lab on the PREDICT Project, was spotlighted in USAID’s Frontlines Newsletter. 

Video: Knights Landing One Health Clinic

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s Students for One Health run a veterinary clinic alongside a medical clinic in the agricultural community of Knights Landing.

Jonna Mazet Talks Zoonotic Diseases on Microbe Talk Podcast

When pathogenic viruses pass from their animal reservoir into humans, the consequences can be severe. OHI Director Dr. Jonna Mazet had a great conversation with Benjamin Thompson of the popular Microbe Talk podcast.

Future Veterinarian Talks Cultural Awareness

Educators have struggled with how to prepare students for the culturally diverse and digitally connected communities in which they work and socialize. We spoke with a recent veterinary school graduate about the importance of working abroad.  

Jonna Mazet receives Zoetis Award

The School of Veterinary Medicine Research Committee unanimously chose Dr. Jonna Mazet as the 2016 recipient of the Zoetis award, which aims to foster innovative research.

Sea Lion Making its Way Through Sacramento River

Scott Buhl of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network helped identify a mysterious object that was getting a lot of attention in the Sacramento River. 

Taking Care of the Forage Fish

It’s impossible to exaggerate the importance of forage fish to the overall health of the Salish Sea, which is why the SeaDoc Society is working hard to protect them.


Stories featured in Evotis Newsletter, Feb. 2017: 

FINDING THE WORLD'S UNKNOWN VIRUSES — BEFORE THEY FIND US
One by one, the viruses have slipped from their hiding places in nature to threaten global populations — SARS, MERS, Zika. In each case, scientists have scrambled to identify the viruses and stop their spread. It's time for a more proactive approach. 

GORILLA DOCTORS FEATURED ON
60 MINUTES (360
° VIDEO)
Gorilla Doctors was recently featured on 60 Minutes. In addition to the full piece they shot for TV, they also produced a 360-degree virtual reality segment, which allows you to observe the full scene as they free an ensnared gorilla.

HOW TO BUILD AN OWL BOX (VIDEO) 
Using toxic chemicals to control rodent populations can poison and kill birds of prey like barn owls. Here's an easy way to let the owls handle the rodents for you, chemical free!

Video: Jonna Mazet Talks Emerging Pathogen Surveillance

The Director of the One Health Institute talks global disease risk in a video interview with the American Society for Microbiology.  

OWCN: We do it for the Animals, but the People are Key

The Oiled Wildlife Care Network’s Curt Clumpner reflects on the dedicated community that is the foundation for the OWCN’s work. 

Serious Concern For Sunflower Sea Stars

The SeaDoc Society explores how one of the most commonly seen invertebrate in the Salish Sea has nearly disappeared in just a few years.

Effects of Deepwater Horizon on Protected Marine Species

Drs. Michael Ziccardi and Tracey Goldstein serve as guest editors and co-authors for several publications in a special issue of Endangered Species Research. 

Professionals Offer One Health Career Advice (AUDIO) 

An expert panel of One Health and wildlife professionals dispense valuable career advice to curious UC Davis veterinary students. 

SeaDoc Welcomes Regional Director, Markus Naugle | Podcast

“It’s a thrill for my family and me to come home and join the SeaDoc team,” says Markus. “I am eager to use my skills and experience to help SeaDoc achieve its vital mission.”

Baby in Mapuwa Group Rescued From Snare

Rangers heard 3-year old Ndisetse crying and saw that he was falling behind the group. He had a large wire snare on his right hand, so Gorilla Doctors intervened to remove it.  

PhD Student Helps Horses Burned in Chile's Wildfires | Podcast

Diego Montecino is a PhD candidate with the One Health Institute. Originally fro Chile, he launched a crowdfunding campaign to help horses affected by Chile’s devastating wildfires. 

Bullet Proof: Lead Ammo & Environmental Risks

"When we finally detect problems in wildlife, we really need to pay attention," the OHI’s Dr. Christine Kreuder Johnson told UnDark Magazine.

Stalking Mountain Lions in Orange County is a Tricky Matter

“The most common sources of mortality were vehicle collisions and mortalities resulting from depredation permits issued,” the Wildlife Health Center’s Winston Vickers told the Orange County Register.

WHC Helps Alaska SeaLife Center with Disaster Preparedness Effort

The Center in Alaska will work with the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center to develop and deliver training courses, a mutual aid framework and more.