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2012 Level I Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Awarded Nominations

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2012 STAA Awards

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

The 2012 STAA awards are non-monetary.

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. The 2012 STAA awards are non-monetary.

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Nominations Recommended for a Level I Award -- Total of Four
Nom. ID Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible/Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution Citation
S12EP0005 Air Quality Impacts of Increased Use of Ethanol Under the United States' Energy Independence and Security Act

Atmospheric Environment, 45(40):11 (2011)

James Richard Cook

Sharon Phillips

Catherine Yanca

Marc Houyoux

Pat Dolwick

Rich Mason

Margaret Zawacki

Ken Davidson

Harvey Michaels

Craig Harvey

Joseph Somers

Deborah Luecken

NVFEL, Ann Arbor, MI Assessment of the Impact of Renewable Fuel Requirements in the Energy Independence and Security Act on U.S. Air Quality
S12HE0043 Lung Function and Inflammatory Responses in Healthy Young Adults Exposed to 0.06 ppm Ozone for 6.6 Hours

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 183:1215-1221 (2011)

Robert B. Devlin

David Diaz-Sanchez

Martin Case

Ana G. Rappold

Howard Kehrl

Mike T. Schmitt

Chong S. Kim

Neal Alexis (Non-EPA)

Milan Hazucha (Non-EPA)

John Lay (Non-EPA)

David Peden (Non-EPA)

NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Pulmonary Effects of 6.6 Hour Exposure to 0.06 ppm Ozone in Healthy Young Adults
S12HE0047 (1) Predictive Model of Rat Reproductive Toxicity from ToxCast High Throughput Screening

Biology of Reproduction, 85(2):327-339 (2011)

(2) Predictive Models of Prenatal Development Toxicity from ToxCast High-Throughput Screening Data

Toxicological Sciences, 124(1):109-127 (2011)

(3) Environmental Impact on Vascular Development Predicted by High-Throughput Screening

Environmental Health Perspectives, 119(11):1596-1603 (2011)

Nisha S. Sipes

Nicole C. Kleinstreuer

Thomas B. Knudsen

Richard S. Judson

David M. Reif

David J. Dix

Robert J. Kavlock

Matthew T. Martin

Keith A. Houck

Kelly J. Chandler (Non-EPA)

Amar V. Singh (Non-EPA)

Rob S. DeWoskin

NCCT, Research Triangle Park, NC Advancing Chemical Safety Assessment via the Development of Predictive Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity Models
S12TF0104 Formation of Toxic Iodinated Disinfection By-Products from Compounds Used in Medical Imaging

Environmental Science & Technology, 45(16):6845-6854 (2011)

Susan D. Richardson

Stephen E. Duirk

Cristal Lindell (Non-EPA)

Thomas A. Ternes (Non-EPA)

Michael J. Plewa (Non-EPA)

Christopher C. Cornelison (Non-EPA)

Jennifer Kormos (Non-EPA)

Matias Attene-Ramos (Non-EPA)

Jennifer Osiol (Non-EPA)

Elizabeth Wagner (Non-EPA)

NERL, Athens, GA First Report of Highly Toxic Iodinated DBPs Formed from X-Ray Contrast Media in Drinking Water Treatment
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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