David Cwiertny, director of the PPC's Environmental Policy Research Program and associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is the new director of the UI Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC).
With his appointment, which took effect Oct. 15, Cwiertny succeeds CHEEC Associate Director Peter Weyer, who has served as interim director since July 2015.
CHEEC, part of the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPR&ED), supports and conducts research to identify, measure and study adverse health outcomes related to exposure to environmental toxins. The center was established through the 1987 Iowa Groundwater Protection Act and has focused its efforts to date mainly on drinking water contaminants.
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