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Oerther was named an accredited associate of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health in July. The CIEH provides information, evidence, and policy advice to local and national government, environmental and public health practitioners in the public and private sectors. With offices in London, Wales and Northern Ireland, the CIEH operates globally. Oerther sought recognition from CIEH to support his teaching and research in food and nutrition security in the UK, the British Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth of Nations, including within the Caribbean.
In July, Oerther was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He joins Dr. Ian Ferguson, professor of electrical and computer engineering, who was named a fellow of the RSA in June.
“I’m proud to follow in the footsteps of a friend and mentor, and I look forward to working with Ian and other other members of the RSA to promote the creative capacities of all humanity,” Oerther says.