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2010 Level II Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Awarded Nominations

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2010 STAA Awards

The 2010 STAA Awards are Now Available:
Level I | Level II | Level III | Honorable Mentions

The Science Advisory Board STAA nomination review committee elected not to review the nominations submitted to the Project and Research Reports Pilot Category. ORD is currently seeking other means of recognizing these accomplishments.

Level II awards - are for those who have accomplished a notably excellent research or technological effort that has qualities and values similar to, but to a lesser degree, than those described under Level I. Awarded research has timely consequences and contributes as an important scientific/technological achievement within its discipline or field of study.

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Nominations Recommended for a Level II Award ($5,000) -- Total of Fifteen
Nom. # Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible Authors Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution Citation
S10ER0014 Mucus: A NewTissue Fraction for Rapid Determination of Fish Diet Switching Using Stable Isotope Analysis
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences/Print, 66(1):1-5 (2009)
Marshall Robbins Church
Joseph L. Ebersole
Kirk M. Rensmeyer
Ryan B. Couture
Frederc T. Barrows
David L.G. Noakes
NHEERL, Corvallis, OR Developing a Novel Procedure for Stable Isotope Analysis for Rapid Determination of Diet Switching of Fish
S10ER0016 (1) Physical Indicators of Hydrologic Permanence in Forested Headwater Streams
Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 27(3):690-704 (2008)
(2) Larval Salamanders and Channel Geomorphology are Indicators of Hydrologic Permanence in Forested Headwater Streams
Ecological Indicators, 9(1):150-159 (2009)
(3) Can Bryophytes be Used to Characterize Hydrologic Permanence in Forested Headwater Streams
Ecological Indicators, 9(4):681-692 (2009)
Ken M. Fritz
Brent R. Johnson
David M. Walters
Karen A. Blocksom
Jennifer L. Greenwood
Janice M. Glime
John Hribljan
NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Providing Science to Address the Jurisdictional Determination of Headwater Streams Under the Clean Water Act
S10HE0041 (1) Exposure to Concentrated Coarse Air Pollution Particles Causes Mild Cardiopulmonary Effects in Healthy Young Adults
Environmental Health Perspectives, 117(7):1089-1094 (2009)
(2) Concentrated Ambient Ultrafine Particle Exposure Induces Cardiac Changes in Young Healthy Volunteers
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 179:1-9 (2009)
Don Graff
Robert Devlin
James Samet
Ana Rappold
Yuh-Chin Huang
MaryAnn Bassett
Tracey Montilla
Wayne Cascio
Haibo Zhou
Philip Bromberg
Jon Berntsen
Milan Hazucha
Margaret Herbst
NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Research Determining the Health Effects Associated with Exposure to Coarse and Fine Air Pollution Particles
S10HE0044 Differential Potentiation of Allergic Lung Disease in Mice Exposed to Chemically Distinct Diesel Samples
Toxicological Sciences, 2(107):522-534 (2009)
Tina Stevens
M. Ian Gilmour
William P. Linak
Seung-Hyun Cho
NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Examining the Role of Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Air Pollutants in Elicting Adverse Health Effects
S10HE0054 (1) Profiling Chemicals Based on Chronic Toxicity Results from the U.S. EPA ToxRef Database
Environmental Health Perspectives, 117(3):392-399 (2009)
(2) Profiling the Reproductive Toxicity of Chemicals from Multigeneration Studies in the Toxicity Reference Database
Toxicological Sciences, 110(1):181-190 (2009)
(3) Profiling the Activity of Environmental Chemicals in Prenatal Developmental Toxicity Studies Using the U.S. EPA's ToxRefDB
Reproductive Toxicology, 28(2):209-219 (2009)
Matthew T. Martin
David J. Dix
Thomas B. Knudsen
Richard S. Judson
Robert J. Kavlock
David M. Reif
Elizabeth Mendez
Daniel Corum
Daniel Rotroff
Amar V. Singh
NCCT, Research Triangle Park, NC Communicating Toxicity Databases that Facilitate Transparency of EPA's Evaluation of Chemical Risk to the Environment and Public Health
S10HE0062 (1) SystemicTranslocation of 70 Zinc: Kinetics Following Intratracheal Instillation in Rats
Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 234(1):25-32 (2009)
(2) Systemic Translocation of Particulate Matter-Associated Metals Following a Single Intratracheal Instillation in Rats
Toxicological Sciences, 98(1):231-239 (2007)
Urmila P. Kodavanti
John K. McGee
Kasey D. Kovalcik
Allen D. Ledbetter
Mette C. Schladweiler
Matthew Landis
J. Grace Wallenborn
NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Bioavailable Particulate Matter-Associated Essential and Non-Essential Metals, When Inhaled, Translocate Systemically
S10IR0076 (1) Use of Habitat-Contamination Spatial Correlation to Determine when to Perform a Spatially Explicit Ecological Risk Assessment
Ecological Modelling, 204(1-2):180-192 (2007)
(2) SADA: Ecological Risk Based Decision Support System for Selective Remediation
Decision Support Systeme for Risk-Based Management of Contaminated Sites, :239-256 (2009)
Steven Thomas Purucker
Christopher J.E. Welsh
Robert N. Stewart
Peter Starzec
NERL, Athens, GA Providing Efficient Methods to Remediate and Protect Ecosystems from Chemical Exposures
S10IR0077 (1) Global Transcriptomic Response of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa to Chlorhexidine Diacetate
Environmental Science and Technology, 43(21):8406-8415 (2009)
(2) Toxicogenomic Response of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa to Ortho-Phenylphenol
BMC Genomics, 9:473: (2009)
(3) Microarray Analysis of Mycobacterium Bovis BCG Revealed Induction of Iron Acquisition Related Genes in Response to Hydrogen Peroxide
Environmental Science Technology, : (2009)
Freshteh Toghrol
Chantal Nde
Hyeung-Jin Jang
William E. Bentley
MRL, Ft. Meade, MD Scientific Research of Pathogen Genomic Behavior Against Antimicrobials Supporting the EPA's Antimicrobial Testing Program
S10MM0082 The Development and Inter-Laboratory Verification of LC-MS Libraries for Organic Chemicals of Environmental Concern
Talanta, 79:810-817 (2009)
Charlita Rosal
Lawrence Zintek
Leon D. Betowski
Dennis Wesolowski
Joshua Neukom
Joseph Romano
NERL, Las Vegas, NV Developing Transferable LC-MS Libraries for Monitoring Drinking Water Supply Safety
S10RA0103 An Evaluation of the Mode of Action Framework for Mutagenic Carcinogens Case Study ll.:Chromium Cr(VI)
Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, 51(#2):1-23 (2009)
Nancy McCarroll
Nagalakshmi Keshava
Jonathan Chen
Gregory Akerman
Andrew Kilgerman
Esther Rinde
OPP, Washington, DC EPA's First Mutagenic Mode of Action Analysis with Age-Dependent Adjustment Factor: Hexavalent Chromium: Cr(VI)
S10RA0104 Continuous and Semicontinuous Monitoring Techniques for Particulate Matter Mass and Chemical Components: A Synthesis of Findings from EPA's Particulate Matter Supersites Program and Related Studies
Journal Air & Waste Manage. Assoc., peer-reviewed, 58(2):164-195 (2008)
Paul A. Solomon
Constantinos Sioutas
NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Evaluating and Recommending Continuous Particle Composition Measurement Methods for EPA and State Monitoring Networks
S10TF0122 Examination of Arsenic Speciation in Sulfidic Solutions Using X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy
Environmental Science and Technology, 42(5):1643-1650 (2008)
Douglas G. Beak
Richard T. Wilkin
Robert G. Ford
Shelly D. Kelly
BLANK, Ada, OK Understanding the Chemical Speciation of Arsenic in Sulfidic Environments
S10TF0125 Application of Ecosystem-Scale Fate and Bioaccumulation Models to Predict Fish Mercury Response Times to Changes in Atmospheric Deposition
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 28(4):881-893 (2009)
Christopher D. Knightes
Elynor M. Sunderland
Robert B. Ambrose, Jr.
M. Craig Barber
John M. Johnston
NERL, Athens, GA Linking Multi-Media Mercury Models to Investigate Magnitude/time of Fish Tissue Response to Emissions Reductions
S10TF0132 (1) Modeling the Impacts of Traffic Emissions on Air Toxics Concentrations Near Roadways
Atmospheric Environment, 43(20):3191-3199 (2009)
(2) Analysis of Air Quality Data Near Roadways Using a Dispersion Model
Atmospheric Environment, 41(40):9481-9497 (2007)
(3) A Wind Tunnel Study of the Effect of Roadway Configurations on the Dispersion of Traffic-Related Pollution
, 43(32):5101-5111 (2009)
Vlad Isakov
Richard Baldauf
David Heist
Steven Perry
Eben Thoma
Akula Venkatram
Robert Seila
Laurie Brixey
OAR, Ann Arbor, MI Expanding and Improving the Scientific and Regulatory Communities' Ability to Assess the Impacts of Mobile Source Emissions
S10TF0134 (1) Development and Test Application of a Screening -Level Mercury Fate Model and Tool for Evaluating Wildlife Exposure Risk for Surface Waters with Mercury-Contaminated Sediments (SERAFM)
Environmental Software & Modelling, 23(4):495-510 (2008)
(2) Evaluating Regional Predictive Capacity of a Process-Based Mercury Exposure Model, Regional -Mercury Cycling Model, Applied to 91 Vermont and New Hampshire Lakes and Ponds, USA
Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, 26(4):807-815 (2007)
Christopher D. Knightes
Robert B. Ambrose, Jr.
NERL, Athens, GA Evaluating and Developing Mercury Cycling Models to Improve Understanding of Methylmercury Exposure Risk
Key to Acronyms used in the above Table
OA Office of the Administrator
NERL National Exposure Research Laboratory
NHEERL National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory
NRMRL National Risk Management Research Laboratory
OAQPS Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
OPP Office of Pesticide Programs
ORIA Office of Radiation and Indoor Air
ORCR Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery
OSCP Office of Science Coordination and Policy
*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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