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2003 Level I Scientific And Technological Achievement Awards (STAA)

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Level I awards are for those who have accomplished an exceptionally high-quality research or technological effort. The awards recognize the creation or general revision of scientific or technological principle or procedure, or a highly significant improvement in the value of a device, activity, program, or service to the public. Awarded research is of national significance or has high impact on a broad area of science/technology. The research has far reaching consequences and is recognizable as a major scientific/technological achievement within its discipline or field of study.

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Nominations Recommended for a Level I Award ($5000)-- Total of Seven

Nom. #

Titles and Citations of

Submitted Papers

Eligible Authors* and

Nominating Organization


Award Level

Suggested Citation from

Nominating Organization


A Methodology for Inferring the Causes of Observed Impairments in Aquatic Ecosystems. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 21(6):1101-1111 (2002)

Dr. Glenn W. Suter II (34%)
Dr. Susan Braen Norton (33%)
Dr. Susan Cormier (33%)

NCEA, Cincinnati, OH


Developing a Novel, Useful, and Defensible Method for Determining the Causes of Impairments in Ecosystems


DNA Damage Induced by Methylated Trivalent Arsenicals is
Mediated by Reactive Oxygen Species. Chemical Research in Toxicology,
15(12):1627-1634 (2002).

Dr. Stephen Nesnow (32%)
Dr. Barbara Roop (32%)
Dr. Guy Lambert (32%)
Dr. Marc J. Mass (0%)

NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC


Outstanding Contributions to the Further Understanding of the Mode of Carcinogenic Action of Arsenic as a Water Contaminant


Hepatic and Renal Toxicities Associated with Perchloroethylene. Pharmacological Reviews, 53(2):177-208 (2001)

Dr. Jean C. Parker (50%)

NCEA, Washington, DC


Evaluation of Metabolism and Organ Toxicity Data to Inform Characterization of Risk from Exposure to Perchloroethylene


a) Fate of Fluorosilicate Drinking Water Additives. Chemical Reviews, 102(8):2837-2854 (2002)

b) The Fate of the Haloacetates in Drinking Water: Chemical Kinetics in Aqueous Solution. Chemical Reviews, 101(11):3233-3243 (2001)

c) Perchlorate as an Environmental Contaminant. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 9(3):187-192 (2002)

Dr. Edward Todd Urbansky (100%)

NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH


Insightful Reviews that Authoritatively Summarize the State of Knowledge of Drinking Water Contaminants


Analytical Mass Spectrometry: Strategies for Environmental and Related Applications. Book and Book Chapter, (vii-xi and 1-38): (2001)

Dr. William L. Budde (100%)

NERL, Cincinnati, OH


A Book that Critically Reviews Every Aspect of the Application of Mass Spectrometry to Environmental Analysis


a) Mixing Models in Analyses of Diet Using Multiple Stable Isotopes: A Critique. Oecologia, 127:166-170 (2001)

Dr. Donald L. Phillips (80%)
Dr. Jillian W. Gregg (10%)

NHEERL, Corvallis, OR


Developing Modeling Methods to Improve the Usefulness of Stable Isotopes as Environmental Tracers


Biogenic Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from a Lowland Tropical Wet Forest in Costa Rica. Atmospheric Environment, 36(23):3793-3802 (2002)

Dr. Christopher D. Geron (70%)

NRMRL, Research Triangle Park, NC


Discovery of the Effects of Volatile Organic Compounds from Central American Rain Forests on Atmospheric Composition and Chemistry

Key to Acronyms used in the above Table

NCEA National Center for Environmental Assessment

NCER National Center for Environmental Research

NERL National Exposure Research Laboratory

NEIC National Enforcement Investigations Center

NHEERL National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory

NRMRL National Risk Management Research Laboratory

OPPT Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics

OTAQ Office of Transportation and Air Quality

*Note: The percentages given after name represent the current percent of the total level of effort as documented in the EPA nomination.

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