About Dr. Jean

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Training and Experience
Education:     
Institution Date completed Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium 2008 PhD Ethnobotany (Biosciences Engineering)
University of Wisconsin –Madison, USA 1993 DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
University of Wisconsin –Madison, USA 1988 BSc Genetics (Plant and Animal)

Experience:

Date from –Date to Company, Location Position Description
8/1993 –   1/1998 Grassland Veterinary Service Granton, Wisconsin, USA Associate Veterinarian Large animal practitioner and on-call emergency medicine for 8 man private practice – dairy herd health consultant and on-farm primary care clinician (nutrition, reproduction, surgery), SA general and orthopaedic surgery
2/1998 – 3/1998 Baptist Conference, Bonso, Cameroon Veterinary trainer Taught artificial insemination to Fulani pastoralists
3/1998 –12/1998 BOLI Bokora Livestock Initiative (now defunct) Karamoja, Uganda Ethnoveterinary Consultant Contracted to research Bokora pastoralist indigenous veterinary knowledge by consortium of 3 NGOs – LWF, ChIPs and LEP.
3/1998 -12/2012 Christian Veterinary Mission, www.cvmusa.org Karamoja, Uganda Ethnoveterinary Consultant Research indigenous veterinary knowledge, develop and consult on livestock projects, agro-forestry, peace and reconciliation, community development, local capacity building of farmer groups and NGOs
1999-present KACHEP, Karamoja Christian Ethnoveterinary Program, Moroto Uganda Ex-officio veterinary advisor Oversee various vet and MPH students (USA, Uganda and Australia). Field trials and elective surgery, community livestock program
2003 – 8/2008 Ghent University, Belgium PhD candidate, Ethnobotany Field work (interview, discussions, statistical analysis, taxonomy, literature survey etc) and compiling personal research for PhD
3/2005 – 5/2007 Jinja, Uganda Small animal and equine veterinarian House call practice, trained local Ugandan veterinarians in lab and surgery techniques
12/2008-8/2010 Belgium, Ghent University Post-doctoral fellow, Laboratory of Tropical Agronomy & Ethnobotany Supervising and assisting graduate students, assist in management and coordination of the scientific, administrative and financial aspects of Laboratory of Tropical Agronomy & Ethnobotany private and EU projects
6-11/2012 Shieldstone Pet Hospital Fresno, Ca Relief veterinarian General small animal practice
2013-2014 Cashton Veterinary Clinic Associate veterinarian Large animal practitioner and on-call emergency medicine for 4 man private practice
Professional Memberships
  • American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners
  • Endogenous Livestock Development Network
  • International Society Ethnobiology
  • Economic Botany
  • Uganda Veterinary Association
  • Licensed Veterinarian: Wisconsin #4041-50, California #13151, Minnesota #10215  and Uganda (East Africa)
Publications
Papers Published (international peer reviewed journals):2011 African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 10 (18), pp. 3628-3632. Screening of Ugandan medicinal barks for their antimicrobial and antioxidative activities. M. Kuglerova, K. Halamova, J. Grade, O. Wanyana-Maganyi, P. Van Damme, and L. Kokoska2009 Afrika Focus Volume 22, Nr. 1, 2009 pp. 57-75. Healer-Driven Ethnoveterinary Knowledge Diffusion among Semi-Nomadic Pastoralists in Karamoja, Uganda. J.T. Gradé, R. Weladji, J.R.S. Tabuti, and P. Van Damme2009 Journal of Ethnopharmacology Volume: 122   Issue: 2   Pages: 273-293, Ethnoveterinary knowledge in pastoral Karamoja, Uganda. J.T. Gradé, J.R.S. Tabuti, P. Van Damme2009 Economic Botany Volume 63, Issue 1, Page 29. Four Footed Pharmacists: Indications of Self-Medicating Livestock in Karamoja, Uganda. J.T. Gradé, J.R.S. Tabuti, P. Van Damme2008 Veterinary Parasitology. 157 (3-4): 267-274 Anthelmintic efficacy and dose determination of Albizia anthelmintica against gastrointestinal nematodes in naturally infected Ugandan sheep. J.T. Gradé, B.L. Arble, R. Weladji, P. Van Damme.2007 Planta Medica, 73 (9): 858-859 Antimicrobial activity of Ugandan Medicinal plants M Kuglerova, K. Halamova, L. Kokoska, P. Van Damme, J. Grade.2007 African Journal of Ecology 45 (3): 18-20 Deworming Efficacy of Albizia Anthelmintica in Uganda: Preliminary Findings. J.T. Gradé, J.R.S. Tabuti, P. Van Damme, B.L. Arble.

Book Chapters:

2012 June. Grade, J. Karamojong (Uganda) pastoralists’ use of wild edible plants: A traditional coping mechanism towards climate change. In: Berhe, M.G & Butera, J.B (Eds), Climate change and pastoralism: Traditional coping mechanisms and conflict in the Horn of Africa. Institute for Peace and Security Studies and University for Peace, Pp. 153-176.

2012 June. Mark, S.J and Grade, J. Potential tool to support climate change research in Karamoja, Uganda: Historical month names and meanings. In: Berhe, M.G & Butera, J.B (Eds), Climate change and pastoralism: Traditional coping mechanisms and conflict in the Horn of Africa. Institute for Peace and Security Studies and University for Peace, Pp. 34-55

2009 March. Jeanne Gradé, R.B. Weladji and P. Van Damme Embracing Ethnoveterinary Knowledge Diffusion in Karamoja, Uganda: A Strategy to Strengthen in: D. Knaute & S Kagan (eds.), Sustainability in Karamoja? Rethinking the Terms of Global Sustainability in a Crisis Region of Africa, Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, Köln. 527 pages ISBN 978-3-89645-256-6

2008 October. J.T. Gradé, J.R.S. Tabuti, P. Van Damme Building institutions for endogenous development: using local knowledge as a bridge in: P. Sanginga, A. Waters-Bayer, S. Kaaria, J. Njuki & C. Wettasinha (eds), Innovation Africa: Enriching Farmers’ Livelihoods, Earthscan, London. 384 pages, ISBN: 978-1-84407-672-7

Papers Presented:

2011 September. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Traditional Knowledge and Adaptation to Adverse Impacts of Climate Change Among Pastoralists of the Horn of Africa. Karamojoŋ (Uganda) pastoralists’ use of wild edible plants: A traditional coping mechanism towards climate change

2011 September. Addis Ababa, EthiopiaTraditional Knowledge and Adaptation to Adverse Impacts of Climate Change Among Pastoralists of the Horn of Africa. Potential tool to support climate change research in Karamoja, Uganda: Historical month names and meanings

2009 May. Kampala, Uganda. African Organic Agriculture Traditional Healer Driven Knowledge Diffusion in Karamoja, Uganda: Insight into Sustainable Development

2008 December. Ghent, Belgium. Gent Afrika Platform GAP2 Mobilities conference Ethnoveterinary Knowledge Diffusion among Semi-nomadic Pastoralists in Karamoja, Uganda

2008 October. Lüneburg, Germany. European awareness of Sustainability in Africa: Issues of Pastoralism International Conference at Leuphana University Embracing ethnoveterinary knowledge diffusion in Karamoja: a strategy to strengthen

Ibid – panal debate for plenary session

2007 November. Leipzig, Germany. 6th European Colloquium Ethnopharmacology. Four legged pharmacists, self-medicating livestock give insights to the origins of ethnomedicines” Travel Grant received as invited speaker

2007 September. Translational Biomedical Research Seminar. University Illinois, USA Classroom under the Acacia Tree; Learning from Africa’s Animals Travel Grant and stipend received as invited speaker

2007 August. Ghent, Belgium. World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitologists (WAAVP) African plant-based treatment for gastrointestinal nematodes in sheep (poster)

2006 October. NUFU Medicinal Plants/Biodiversity Conference, at Makerere University, Uganda. Learning from our animals, the self medicating animals of Karamoja

2006 October. NUFU Medicinal Plants/Biodiversity Conference, at Makerere University, Uganda. KACHEP experiences in Karamoja

2006 November. Kampala, Uganda. Innovation Africa Symposium IK Bridge to Innovations. Travel Grant received as invited speaker

2005 December. Ghent University guest lecture for Biology. Botany by instinct Self-medication of livestock in Karamoja (Uganda).

2005 August. Istanbul, Turkey. 4th International Congress of Ethnobotany. Goat’s Self Medication in Karamoja, Uganda.

2003 Valencia, Spain. 5th European Colloquium Ethnopharmacology. Warriors’ Backyard Pharmacies (poster)

2002 Virginia, USA. Integrated Approaches in Working with a Warring People. Nine veterinary schools for Real Life Real Impact Weekend hosted by CVM

2001 Kampala, Uganda. International Scientific Conference Uganda Veterinary Association Karamojong Scientist, participatory field trails with local medicine.

2000 Kaduna, Nigeria. International Workshop on Ethnoveterinary Practices. Bringing Healing to the Nations through Ethnoveterinary Medicine.

1999 Nairobi, Kenya. COP- 5 Conference of the Parties in conduction with the International Traditional Medicine Conference. Bringing Healing to the Nations through Ethnoveterinary Medicine.

1999 Kampala, Uganda. Participatory Approach to Animal Health Trainings in Remote Uganda. International Scientific Conference Uganda Veterinary Association

1998 Moroto, Uganda. Investigations of Karamojong Ethnoveterinary Knowledge in Bokora County, Moroto District. Confidential Report for Bokora Livestock Initiative BOLI

1997 Stevens Point, USA. Midwest Rotational Graziers Annual Meeting. Practicing holistic veterinary care

1995 – 1998 regular column six times yearly for Pasture Talk, North American grazier’s journal