Greetings from Delta Lambda!
2017 STTI Delta Lambda Global Awareness Luncheon
Daniel B. Oerther, an award-winning, serial social entrepreneur was the speaker for the annual Delta Lambda Global Awareness Luncheon. Originally trained as an engineer, he collaborates extensively with nurses and healthcare providers to advance risk analysis protecting human health and the environment at the nexus of water and food using evidence-based practices.
Dan is currently a Professor of Environmental Health Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. In 2011, he was inducted as a lifetime honorary member of STTI, and in 2016 he was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dan was a member of the STTI Presidential Task Force that secured UN Economic and Social Counsel status for STTI. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for STTI Building Corporation that manages the physical facilities of STTI headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.
Dr. Oerther discussed strategies to improve maternal-child outcomes by supporting health during the vital first 1000 days from conception. Dan uses his engineering skills to address practical problems including clean water, sanitation, nutritional deficits. He presented examples from eleven projects targeting specific health consequence in seven different countries around the globe. This year’s event was exceptionally well attended. We estimate that over 200 Delta Lambda members and SLU senior level nursing students participated.
Many thanks to the Delta Lambda Board and Dr. Oerther! For more information on our speaker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Oerther