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2011 Level I Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Awarded Nominations

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The 2012 STAA Awards are Now Available:
Level I | Level II | Level III | Honorable Mentions


2011 STAA Awards

The 2011 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 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 ($10,000) -- Total of Three
Nom. ID Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible Authors Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution Citation
S11ER0033 (1) Influence of Trophic Position and Spatial Location on Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Bioaccumulation in a Stream Food Web
Environmental Science and Technology, 42(7):2316-2322 (2008)
(2) The Dark Side of Subsidies: Adult Stream Insects Export Organic Contaminants to Riparian Predators
Ecological Applications, 18(8):1835-1841 (2008)
(3) Spider-Mediated Flux of PCBs from Contaminated Sediments to Terrestrial Ecosystems and Potential Risks to Arachnivorous Birds
Environmental Science and Technology, 44(8):2849-2856 (2010)
David M. Walters
Ken M. Fritz
Marc A. Mills
Brent R. Johnson
James M. Lazorchak
David F. Raikow
Frank H. McCormick
Ryan R. Otter
NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Identifying Mechanisms of Contaminant Bioaccumulation and Developing Indicators of Ecosystem Recovery
S11IR0069 A Physiologically Based Toxicokinetic Model for Methylmercury in Female American Kestrels
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 29(8):1854-1867 (2010)
John W. Nichols
Richard S. Bennett
Ronald Rossmann
Keith G. Sappington
John B. French, Jr.
NHEERL, Duluth, MN Development of a Physiologically Based Model to Support Risk Assessments for Methylmercury in Avian Wildlife
S11RA0100 (1) Pharmaceutical Ingredients in Drinking Water: Overview of Occurrence and Significance of Human Exposure,
In: Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Environment: Ecological and Human Health Considerations, Rolf Halden (Ed.), ACS Symposium Series 1048,(Chapter 2):9-68 (2010) (doi: 10.1021/bk-2010-1048.ch002)
(2) Pharmaceuticals as Environmental Pollutants: the Ramifications for Human Exposure
In: International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Kris Heggenhougen and Stella Quah (Eds.), Vol 5, Oxford: Academic Press, 66-102 (2008) (doi: 10.1016/B978-012373960-5.00403-2)
Christian Daughton
NERL, Las Vegas, NV First Synoptic Review and Assessment of the Occurrence of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients in Finished Drinking Water
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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