Working Group on Assessing the Safety of Relocating At-Risk Chimpanzees


The charge of the Council of Councils Working Group on Assessing the Safety of Relocating At-Risk Chimpanzees is to provide advice and recommendations on factors to be considered by attending veterinarian staff when deciding whether to relocate NIH-owned or -supported chimpanzees between federally supported facilities, specifically to the federal chimpanzee sanctuary. The Working Group will provide their findings for consideration by the Council of Councils.


Terry Magnuson, PhD

Council of Councils Member 
Vice Chancellor for Research  
Sarah Graham Kenan Professor Genetics  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

James G. Else, DVM, MPVM
Retired, Division Chief, Animal Resources Yerkes National Primate Research Center Emory University 
Chief Environmental Science Advisor Level Growth, LLC 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Sachin Kheterpal, MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Department of Anesthesiology 
University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, Michigan

Gwendalyn M. Maginnis, DVM
Non-Human Primate Specialist, Center for Animal Welfare, Animal Care 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service USDA 
Kansas City, Missouri  

Judy McAuliffe
Curator, Primates 
Chimpanzee SSP Program Leader Houston Zoo 
Houston, Texas

Hayley Murphy, DVM
Vice President of Animal Divisions Founder and Director GAHP 
Veterinary Advisor, Gorilla SSP 
Zoo Atlanta  
Atlanta, Georgia

Marisa St Claire, DVM, MS, DACLAM
Chief Veterinary Medical Officer 
Office of the Chief Scientist 
Integrated Research Facility 
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH 
Frederick, Maryland  

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