Indiana University has appointed faculty member and former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official Janet McCabe as the next director of the Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative, the second project developed and funded through IU's Grand Challenges Program.
In this role, McCabe will direct the Environmental Resilience Institute, where she currently serves as assistant director of policy and implementation. The Environmental Resilience Institute was launched in 2017 as part of the IU Prepared for Environmental Change initiative.
McCabe will report to IU Vice President for Research Fred H. Cate. She succeeds Ellen Ketterson, Distinguished Professor of Biology at IU Bloomington, who has led the initiative since its inception. Ketterson will remain as a science advisor to the Environmental Resilience Institute leadership team.
"We owe an extraordinary debt of gratitude to Ellen Ketterson for designing and launching the Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge," Cate said. "Ellen's vision and leadership have made the Environmental Resilience Institute the go-to provider of environmental data and research in our state.
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