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2004 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 Six

Nom. #

Titles and Citations of

Submitted Papers

Eligible Authors* and

Nominating Organization


Award Level

Suggested Citation from

Nominating Organization

S4ER 0034

a) Isolated Wetlands and Their Functions: An Ecological Perspective.

Wetlands, 23(3):517-531 (2003)

b) Isolated Wetlands: State-of-the-Science and Future Directions.

Wetlands, 23(3):663-684 (2003)

Dr. Scott G. Leibowitz (70%)

Dr. Tracie-Lynn Nadeau (30%)

NHEERL, Corvallis, OR

Level I

Advancing the Scientific Understanding of Isolated Wetlands Following the U.S. Supreme Court's SWANCC Decision

S4HE 0060

Methylated Trivalent Arsenicals as Candidate Ultimate Genotoxic Forms of Arsenic: Induction of Chromosomal Mutations but not Gene Mutations.

Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, 42(3):192-205 (2003)

Dr. David M. DeMarini (10%)

Dr. Andrew D. Kligerman (10%)

Dr. Carolyn L. Doerr (10%)

Dr. Alan H. Tennant (5%)

Dr. Karen Harrington-Brock (10%)

Dr. James W. Allen (5%)

Dr. Ernest Winkfield (10%)

Dr. Barbara C. Roop (5%)

Dr. Marc J. Mass (5%)

NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

Level I

Identifying the Ultimate Genotoxic Forms of Arsenic and the Class of Mutations They Induce

S4HE 0062

Blood Lead Concentration and Delayed Puberty in Girls.

New England Journal of Medicine, 348(16):1527-1536 (2003)

Dr. Sherry G. Selevan (22%)

Dr. Deborah C. Rice (17%)

Dr. Karen A. Hogan (17%)

Dr. Susan Y. Euling (17%)

Dr. Andrea Pfahles-Hutchens (17%)

NCEA, Washington, DC

Level I

Outstanding Research on Association of Blood Lead Concentration with Pubertal Timing in Girls from NHANES III (1988-1994)

S4R A0119

Health Effects of ‘Acanthamoeba’ spp. and Its Potential for Waterborne Transmission.

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (Springer-Verlag, New York), 180:93-131 (2004)

Dr. Nena Nwachuku (80%)
OST, Washington, DC

Level I

Outstanding Contribution to Public Health Protection in Identifying the Critical Control Point for ‘Acanthamoeba’ Eye Infection in Contact Lens Wearers

S4RA 0142

Source-Sink Balance and Carbon Allocation Below Ground in Plants Exposed to Ozone.

New Phytologist, 157:213-228 (2003)

Dr. Christian P. Andersen (100%)

NHEERL, Corvallis, OR

Level I

Contributions to Our Understanding of the Effects of Ozone on Below-Ground Ecosystems

S4TF 0096

Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure and Iron Treatment of Brass
Foundry Waste.

Environmental Science and Technology, 37(2):367-371 (2003)

Dr. Douglas S. Kendall (100%)

NEIC, Denver, CO

Level I

Providing a Sound Scientific Foundation for a New Regulation and for Demonstrating Limitations of Leaching Tests

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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