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2006 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 Five
Nom. # Titles and Citations of Submitted Papers Eligible Authors* and Nominating Organizations Ineligible Authors and Organization Citation
S6ER0006 Evaluation and Emergy Analysis of the Cobscook Bay Ecosystem.
Northeastern Naturalist, 11:355-424 (2004)
Daniel E. Campbell (100%)

NHEERL, Narragansett, RI
  Evaluating the Energy and Emergy Basis for Biological Productivity in the Cobscook Bay Ecosystem, A Macrotidal Estuary
S6HE0018 The Effect of Arsenicals on Ultraviolet-Radiation-Induced Growth Arrest and Related Signaling Events in Human Keratinocytes.
International Journal of Oncology, 27:769-778 (2005)
Anuradha Mudipalli (65%)
R. Julian Preston (20%)
Russell D. Owen (15%)

NCEA, Reseach Triangle Park, NC
NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC
  Arsenic, UV Confounding Interactions: Possible Mode of Action in Skin Carcinogenesis
S6HE0019 a) Momentary Brain Concentration of Trichloroethylene Predicts the Effects on Rat Visual Function. Toxicological Sciences, 87(1):187-196 (2005)
b) Duration Adjustment of Acute Exposure Guideline Level Values for Trichloroethylene using a Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic Model. Risk Analysis, 25(3):677-685 (2005)
c) Moving from External Exposure Concentration to Internal Dose: Duration Extrapolation Based on Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Derived Estimates of Internal Dose. Toxicology and Environmental Health, 68(Part A):927-950 (2005)
William K. Boyes (20%)
Marina Evans (20%)
Jane Ellen Simmons (20%)
Vernon Benignus (8%)
Mark Bercegeay (8%)
Christopher Eklund (8%)
Todd Krantz (8%)

NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC
Paul Janssen (8%) -- National Institute of Public Health and Environment, Utrecht, The Netherlands Work Developing and Demonstrating Application of Target-Tissue Based Duration Adjustments
S6HE0023 a) Rapidly Measured Indicators of Recreational Water Quality Are Predictive of Swimming-Associated Gastrointestinal Illness. Environmental Health Perspectives, 114(1):24-28 (2006)
b) Comparison of Enterococcus Measurements in Freshwater at Two Recreational Beaches by Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction and Membrane Filter Culture Analysis. Water Research, 39(4):559-568 (2005)
Richard  A. Haugland (14%)
Timothy J. Wade (14%)
Kristen P. Brenner (12%)
Alfred P. Dufour (12%)
Elizabeth Sams (11%)
Rebecca L. Calderon (9%)
Shawn C. Siefring (9%)
Larry J. Wymer (9%)
Ann H. Williams (5%)

NERL, Cincinnati
NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC
Michael Beach (5%) -- Center for Disease Control and Prevention, GA Protecting Swimmers' Health with Faster Ways of Measuring Water Quality
S6HE0026 Consistent Pulmonary and Systemic Responses from Inhalation of Fine Concentrated Ambient Particles: Roles of Rat Strains used and Physicochemical Properties. Environmental Health Perspectives, 113(11):5161-5168 (2005) Urmila P. Kodavanti (25%)
Allen D. Ledbetter (15%)
John K. McGee (15%)
Mette C. Schladweiler (15%)
Daniel L. Costa (5%)
Jerry W. Highfill (5%)
Judy Richards (5%)
Leon Walsh (5%)
Debora Andrews (2%)
Kay Crissman (2%)
David Davies (2%)

NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC
Peter S. Gilmour (2%) -- Leicestershire, UK
Kent E. Pinkerton (2%) -- University of California at Davis
Novel Insights from Ambient Particles Concentrator Studies: Physicochemistry vs. Susceptibility
Key to Acronyms used in the above Table
NCEA National Center for Environmental Assessment
NERL National Exposure Research Laboratory
NHEERL National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory
NHSRC National Hazardous Substance Research Center
NRMRL National Risk Management Research Laboratory
OAQPS Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
OEI Offcice of Environmental Information
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
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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