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Eric Noji (Eric K Noji M.D.)
Works at Global Biodiversity Protection
Attended Stanford University
Lives in Washington DC, USA


Sepsis is an 'unrecognized killer' that begins outside the hospital in most patients, and deserves increased attention, the CDC says.
This new partnership agreement effectively twinning the two cities is a strategic move: Dubai and Frankfurt not only share a skyline of modern high-rise buildings; both cities have also set their sights on becoming leaders in the fields of finance, commercial services, IT and media.
With more than US $4.2 billion worth of exports, and over 500 companies operating in the country, German trade to the UAE is second only to Saudi Arabia, in the Gulf. Zoe Naylor finds out why the region is a goldmine for German companies looking for construction contracts.
Many of the works of our greatest artists are fragile and sensitive to light and humidity. With the Art Camera, museums can share these priceless works with the global public while ensuring they're preserved for future generations. We want to give museums the tools they need to do this important work, so we're sending a fleet of these cameras from museum to museum around the world—for free.
The Art Camera will dramatically increase the scale and depth at which museums are able to provide access to our shared cultural heritage to anyone around the world. For example, if you wanted to see Van Gogh’s six famous portraits of the Roulin family up close, you’d need to travel across the Netherlands then over to LA and New York. Now the Art Camera can travel for you. It’s already captured the Portrait of Armand Roulin, which you can explore alongside the rest of the family, all in one place.
A volunteer team of Google engineers, designers, and data scientists is helping UNICEF build a platform to process data from different sources (i.e., weather and travel patterns) in order to visualize potential outbreaks. Ultimately, the goal of this open source platform is to identify the risk of Zika transmission for different regions and help UNICEF, governments and NGO’s decide how and where to focus their time and resources. This set of tools is being prototyped for the Zika response, but will also be applicable to future emergencies.
Now that I am too old for combat as a genuine Ninja assassin, I figure hey why not capitalize on the fame of ninjas with the growing popularity of sushi. So in my spare time, I make sushi at my new restaurant in Hawaii using my deadly sharp samurai sword. Anybody is welcome (that is, paying customers), but do not, I repeat, do not criticize the sushi grand master preparing your overly expensive piece of raw tuna or blow-fish (also called pufferfish, which produce tetrodotoxin... need I say more)
While predicting how a fire might behave is one thing, communicating that information to the people you're trying to protect is another, said Kevin Tolhurst, a fire ecology professor at the University of Melbourne in Australia.
From infrared scanners to growing fires in a computer lab, science and technology are helping to even the playing field when it comes to fighting wildfires.
From Larry with lust...Olivier's X-rated letters to Vivien Leigh seen for first time 
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Their turbulent relationship was one of the great love stories of the 20th Century - and new letters lay bare the passion shared by Laurence Olivier and Vivian Leigh throughout their lives together.
I promise never to complain about the bad crazy drivers or heavy traffic in downtown Riyadh again. Especially after seeing the amazing photo a brave photographer shot of a wild elephant rampaging through an east Indian town on Wednesday, "smashing homes and sending panicked residents running. As the frightened elephant ran amok, trampling parked cars and motorbikes, crowds of people gathered to watch from balconies and roof tops..
KOLKATA: A wild elephant rampaged through an east Indian town on Wednesday, smashing homes and sending panicked residents running.
A new baby has been born to the Rushegura group in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. 
A new baby has been born to the Rushegura group in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The baby, a male, is not yet named, but we’ll be sure to let you know when that changes. The mother, Kibande, delivered the baby on the night of January 3, just one day after her 34th birthday. The …
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I am a medical doctor with over 25 years of experience working in the fields of global health, applied epidemiology, disaster relief, health and human security, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, emergency preparedness and crisis monitoring.  I was born near Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.  Due to my father's occupation as a Naval officer and diplomat, I traveled more places than most people do in a lifetime before I was 18. Lived in Switzerland, India, New Zealand, South Africa and the South of France. 

After graduating from college at Stanford, I spent the next three years being a nomad traveler hitchhiking around Asia, North Africa, South America, New Guinea, Bornea, New Australia and Eastern Europe.  When I ran out of money, I worked odd jobs, primarily in building and construction, carpentry, painting houses, waiting tables in restaurants, repairing boats, yachts, and even some quite large luxury cruise ships. Always entrepreneurial by nature, I discovered at a very young age that there is always a way to make a living, even if it meant living quite frugally and in rather austere conditions.  During my travels in the USA I would hold a sign up that said  "Traveling Need Work" and stand in front of a hardware store.  

But I never lost sight of my childhood dream to become a medical doctor.  This three year period might seem to others to have been aimless wandering, a "lost weekend", but in truth was the time where I really "found myself" as well as learning about life and being completely self-sufficient.  Despite not doing much in the way of studying or anything remotely resembling an academic life since I left Stanford, I did remarkably well on my medical entrance examinations and was accepted to several medical schools.  I decided on the University of Rochester in upstate New York.  After graduating from medical school, I did my clinical medical training in Emergency Medicine in Chicago followed by public health studies in Baltimore at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.  After several years as an attending physician at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, I have spent the better part of the past twenty years working in Atlanta Georgia at the "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention" or CDC as a medical epidemiologist (otherwise known as a "disease detective", a job popularized in novels and films such as "The Andromeda Strain", "And the Band Played On", "Outbreak", "Ebola", "The Hot Zone" and "Contagion").

As a medical epidemiologist at the CDC for more than two decades, my public health work took me all over the world, and I had the pleasure of living in a wide range of habitats, from North African deserts, tropical rain forests in Southeast Asia, high mountains above timberline in the Hindu Kush, and above the Arctic Circle in the vast Siberian tundra.  Many stories here, believe me!  Yes, I've had a very interesting (and eventful) life.   Being adventurous, intense and passionate about just about everything I do, I admit I made a lot of mistakes along the way, but unlike many people, I learned from these misadventures and rarely made the same mistake again.  For the most part, I lived frugally, I invested well and now I can do what I like, when I like, and for the most part, what I do best.  I also finally have the time to do a lot of reading, writing, take the occasional short-term medical missions to work in the poorest countries in the most difficult circumstances and have even consulted on some movies and documentaries. 

I currently am a founding partner at Aegis Health Security.  The core of our work is to strengthen corporate, government and voluntary organization partnerships through aggressive marketing and networking using both traditional media (film, TV, radio, theater, art exhibits, etc.) and new and innovative applications of internet-based social media to strengthen the international community's response, recovery and resilience to disasters (such as  Hurricane Sandy , which severely damaged our New York City office).  However, I mostly spend my time raising awareness and money for organizations that work to strengthen the education and health of children with very special needs who are homeless, abused, starving, illiterate, left orphaned or destitute by natural disasters, or traumatized by war.   This is something I believe passionately in. And which I intend to spend the rest of my life doing.  C'est toute.

"...I live and work on the edge - the views are breathtaking, the experiences deep and satisfying and the learning is limitless...."

In my lifetime, I really have done just about everything and have been to just about everywhere!   My passions are travel to exotic locales, good food and wine and meeting new and interesting people.   Despite all the travel I was able to do at CDC, I still adore going to the most exotic, off-the-beaten track places to experience different cultures, cuisines, personal relationships and unusual environments.  I have very eclectic interests including architecture, English gardens, animal husbandry, family and historical genealogy (especially of royalty and noble families), polo, field ornithology, marine biology, military history, especially the development of naval warfare since the time of Themistocles and Pericles in Athens, yacht and outrigger design, electrical engineering, ship and automobile restoration (I used to own a Maserati that is still a classic).  I love people and have always been very fond of stimulating conversation, especially with creative and talented people like artists, writers, musicians, athletes, scholars, actors, dancers, scientists, film-makers, inventors, wanderers and iconoclasts. Since early childhood, I have had a fascination with all living creatures, particularly dinosaurs. Since very early childhood, I have had a fascination with all living creatures.  I usually have at least a three dogs, a cat, birds and a couple horses.  An avid naturalist and skilled wildlife biologist, my favorite pastime is wandering in the countryside on crisp, clear autumn days usually accompanied by his two golden retrievers and beautiful three-month old Huskie.

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“…So much has been said and written about the legendary life of Dr Eric Noji — and his story is so mythic in its sweep — that it’s difficult to summarize his career without restating clichés that have already been digested by dozens of his admirers. To start with the obvious, he is the most influential public health figure in the disaster relief and humanitarian crisis community, having introduced more innovations into current health response to disasters than any of his contemporaries. Relentlessly imaginative, iconoclastic and innovative, Eric Noji grabbed a hold of the international humanitarian community’s consciousness in 1985 and never let go for the next three decades, always staying ahead of the pack in terms of creativity but never losing his remarkable ability to communicate his increasingly sophisticated ideas to the general public and senior-level decision-makers in governments, the UN, corporations and philanthropic organizations. His supremacy as disaster icon remains unchallenged to this day, years after having left the Centers for Disease Control where he first achieved prominence…” From the Foreword by Sergio Viera de Mello to his book of memoirs: “Confessions of a Wanderer: A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy”, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (publication date, October 2013).
  • Stanford University
    Mathematics, classics and physics
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Epidemiology and Tropical Medicine
  • University of Chicago
    Emergency Medicine
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Atlanta, Georgia - Geneva, Switzerland - Kailua, Hawaii - Bujumbura - Kuala Lumpur - Asuncion