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Dr. Daniel Oerther, professor of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering, has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of State Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar (Alum TIES) titled “The New Frontiers of Global Public Health.” The conference will be held Feb. 8-11 at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
Participants will learn about key regional health issues, receive training and collaborate with fellow alumni of approved U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to implement community projects in their home communities upon their return.
As part of celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright program, the recently-launched Alum TIES program helps alumni identify and connect with partners for ongoing regional networking and action; increase knowledge of U.S. policies and practices in regard to the thematic focus; and develop and implement action plans locally that evolve into community engagement projects through the alumni small grants program. Oerther was a Fulbright Scholar to India in 2005, the Fulbright-ALCOA Distinguished Chair to Brazil in 2012, and is currently a member of the Fulbright Specialist Roster.