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2009 Level II Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Awarded Nominations

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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 Twenty-Two
Nom. # Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible Authors Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution Citation
S09ER0004 Genomic Approaches for Cross-Species Extrapolation in Toxicology
Book Published by: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, : (2007)
William H. Benson Richard T. Di Giulio NHEERL, Gulf Breeze, FL Advancing Use of Genomic Technologies to Improve the Integrity of the Environment and Human Health
S09ER0008 (1) Linkage of Biochemical Responses to Population-Level Effects: A Case Study with Vitellogenin in the Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas)
Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, 26:521-527 (2007)
(2) Relationship of Plasma Sex Steroid Concentrations in Female Fathead Minnows to Reproductive Success and Population Status
Aquatic Toxicology, 88:69-74 (2008)
Gerald T. Ankley
David H. Miller
Kathleen M. Jensen
Daniel L. Villeneuve
Elizabeth J. Durhan
Michael D. Kahl
Elizabeth A. Makynen
Dalma Martinovic NHEERL, Duluth, MN Linkage of Mechanistic Biomarkers to Individual and Population - Level Responses in Fish
S09ER0009 Stable Nitrogen Isotopes of Plankton and Benthos Reflect a Landscape-Level Influence on Great Lakes Coastal Ecosystems
Journal of Great Lakes Research, 33(Special Issue 3):27-41 (2007)
Gregory S. Peterson
Michael E. Sierszen
Peder M. Yurista
John R. Kelly
NHEERL, Duluth, MN Stable Isotope Studies that Link the Quality of Great Lakes Watersheds with their Coastal Water Receiving Systems
S09ER0019 Comparing Environmental Influences on Coral Bleaching Across and within Species Using Clustered Binomial Regression
Ecological Modelling, 218(1-2):162-174 (2008)
Susan Harrell Yee
Deborah L. Santavy
Mace G. Barron
  NHEERL, Gulf Breeze, FL Improving Predictive Models of Coral Bleaching by Incorporating Species-Specific Responses to Environmental Stressors
S09ER0115 (1) Evaluation of Stony Coral Indicators for Coral Reef Management
Marine Pollution Bulletin, 56:1737-1745 (2008)
(2) Estimating 3-Dimensional Colony Surface Area of Field Corals
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 351:234-242 (2007)
(3) Characterizing Coral Condition Using Estimates of Three-Dimensional Colony Surface Area
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 125(1-3):347-360 (2007)
William S. Fisher
Lee Courtney
Leah Oliver
Robert Quarles
Jed Campbell
Sandy Raimondo
Will Davis
Peggy Harris
Becky Hemmer
Jim Patrick
Charles LoBue
Wayne Davis
Mel Parsons
Leska Force
Aaron Hutchins
NHEERL, Gulf Breeze, FL Development of Coral Reef Bioassessment Procedures to Support Biocriteria and Clean Water Act Regulatory Programs
S09HE0024 (1) Evaluation of Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Models for Use in Risk Assessment
Journal of Applied Toxicology, 27:218-237 (2007)
(2) Approaches for Applications of Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Models in Risk Assessment
Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B, 11:519-547 (2008)
Weihsueh Chiu
Hugh A. Barton
Robert S. DeWoskin
John C. Lipscomb
Chad M. Thompson
Paul Schlosser
Babasaheb Sonawane
Kannan Krishnan NCEA, Washington, DC Developing Guidelines for Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Modeling in Quantitative Risk Assessment
S09HE0032 (1) Differences in Allergenic Potential of Food Extracts Following Oral Exposure in Mice Reflect Differences in Digestibility: Potential Approaches to Safety Assessment
Toxicological Sciences, 102(1):100-109 (2008)
(2) Failure to Induce Oral Tolerance in Mice is Predictive of Dietary Allergenic Potency Among Foods with Sensitizing Capacity
Toxicological Sciences, 106(2):435-443 (2008)
Christal C. Bowman
MaryJane K. Selgrade
  NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Mouse Models Developed to Predict Potential Food Allergy Responses to Transgenic Proteins
S09HE0033 Toxicogenomic Study of Triazole Fungicides and Perfluoroalkyl Acids in Rat Livers Predicts Toxicity and Categorizes Chemicals Based on Mechanisms of Toxicity
Toxicological Sciences, 97(2):595-613 (2007)
David J. Dix
Matthew T. Martin
Christopher Lau
Carmen R. Wood
Hongzu Ren
J. C. Corton
Robert J. Kavlock
Richard J. Brennan
Wenyue Hu
Eser Ayanoglu
NCCT, Research Triangle Park, NC Mechanism-Based Categorization of Environmental Chemicals Based on Toxicogenomic Data
S09IE0042 (1) Methanol Oxidation Using Ozone on Titania-Supported Vanadia Catalyst
Environmental Science and Technology, 41(13):4754-4760 (2007)
(2) Vapor Phase Oxidation of Dimethyl Sulfide with Ozone over V2O5/TiO2 Catalyst
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 84(3-4):408-419 (2008)
(3) Catalytic Oxidation of Dimethyl Sulfide with Ozone: Effects of Promoter and Physico-Chemical Properties of Metal Oxide Catalysts
Applied Catalysis A: General, 348(1):86-93 (2008)
Endalkachew Sahle-Demessie Venu Gopal Devulapelli
Catherine B. Almquist
Sridara Chandra Sehker
Julia Sowash
NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Development and Demonstration of Catalytic Process that Converts Kraft Mill Waste Pollutants into Value Added Products
S09MM0049 (1) Perfluorinated Compounds in House Dust from Ohio and North Carolina, USA
Environmental Science and Technology, 42(10):3751-3756 (2008)
(2) Perfluorinated Compounds in the Cape Fear Drainage Basin in North Carolina
Environmental Science and Technology, 41(16):5271-5276 (2007)
(3) Perfluorinated Compounds in Whole Fish Homogenates from the Ohio, Missouri, and Upper Mississippi Rivers, USA
Environmental Pollution, 156(3):1227-1232 (2008)
Andrew B. Lindstrom
Mark J. Strynar
Peter Egeghy
James Lazorchak
Xibiao Ye
Shoji Nakayama
Jerry L. Varns
Laurence Helfant
NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Establishing a World-Class Method Development Laboratory for Analyzing PFOS, PFOA, and Perfluorinated Compounds
S09MM0065 Using Field Data and Weight of Evidence to Develop Water Quality Criteria
Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 4(4):490-504 (2008)
Susan M. Cormier
John F. Paul
Robert L. Spehar
Walter J. Berry
Glenn W. Suter, ll
Patricia Shaw-Allen
  NCEC, Cincinnati, OH Research to Provide Environmental Quality Criteria for Unconventional Pollutants
S09OR0070 (1) Hydrologic Modeling of an Eastern Pennsylvania Watershed with NEXRAD and Rain Gauge Data
Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 11(6):555-569 (2006)
(2) Stochastic Residual-Error Analysis for Estimating Hydrologic Model Predictive Uncertainty
Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 13(7):585-596 (2008)
Mohamed M. Hantush Latif Kalin NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Contributing Novel Analysis and Methodology to Effective Watershed Modeling
S09OR0072 Spatial and Temporal Variability of Solar Ultraviolet Exposure of Coral Assemblages in the Florida Keys: Importance of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter
Limnology and Oceanography, 53(5):1909-1922 (2008)
Richard G. Zepp
William S. Fisher
Michael J. Cyterski
G. Christoper Shank
Erik Stabenau
Erich Bartels
Karen W. Patterson
Susan L. Anderson
NERL, Athens, GA Determining the Role of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter in Exposure of Coral Reefs to Damaging UV Radiation
S09RA0075 Dietary Uptake Models Used for Modeling the Bioaccumulation of Organic Contaminants in Fish
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 27(4):755-777 (2008)
M. Craig Barber   NERL, Athens, GA Mathematical and Statistical Analyses that Identify the Assumptions and Uncertainties of Fish Bioaccumulation Models
S09RA0082 (1) Bioavailability of Chemical Contaminants in Aquatic Systems
Chapter 2, In: The Toxicology of Fishes, :9-54 (2008)
(2) Toxicokinetics in Fishes
Chapter 3, In: The Toxicology of Fishes, :55-152 (2008)
(3) Ecological Risk Assessment
Chapter 18, In: The Toxicology of Fishes, :757-775 (2008)
Russell Erickson
Gerald Ankley
Mace Barron
Philip Cook
Tala Henry
James McKim
David Mount
John Nichols
William Hayton
Kevin Kleinow
NHEERL, Duluth, MN State-of-the-Science Evaluation of Methods for Assessing Chemical Bioavailability, Toxicokinetics, and Risks for Fish
S09RA0083 Non-Navigable Streams and Adjacent Wetlands: Addressing Science Needs Following the Supreme Court's Rapanos Decision
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 6(7):364-371 (2008)
Scott G. Leibowitz
Parker J. Wigington, Jr
Donna M. Downing
Mark C. Rains NHEERL, Corvallis, OR Advancing the Scientific Basis for Assessing Functional Interactions and Flow Duration in Integrated Hydrologic Systems
S09TF0094 (1) Effects of Using the CB05 vs. SAPRC99 vs. CB4 Chemical Mechanism on Model Predictions: Ozone and Gas-Phase Photochemical Precursor Concentrations
Atmospheric Environment, 42(23):5805-5820 (2008)
(2) Impact of an Updated Carbon Bond Mechanism on Predictions from the Community Multiscale Air Quality Modeling System: Preliminary Assessment
Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 47(1):3-14 (2008)
Deborah Luecken
Golam Sarwar
Sharon Phillips
Carey Jang
Greg Yarwood
Gary Whitten
William P.L. Carter
NERL, Durham, NC Incorporation of an Updated Chemical Mechanism into the CMAQ Model and Analysis of the Impacts on Air Pollutants
S09TF0099 (1) Seasonal and Regional Air Quality and Atmospheric Deposition in the Eastern US
Journal of Geophysical Research, 112(D17302):1-18 (2007)
(2) Changes in Air Quality and Atmospheric Deposition in the Eastern US: 1990-2004
Journal of Geophysical Research, 112(D17301):1-19 (2007)
Joseph E. Sickles, II Douglas S. Shadwick NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Using Monitoring Data to Examine Spatial Behavior of Atmospheric Ecosystem Stressors Associated with Emission Reductions
S09TF0101 Organic Carbon-Water Concentration Quotients (II socS and pocS): Measuring Apparent Chemical Disequilibria and Exploring the Impact of Black Carbon in Lake Michigan
Enviromental Science & Technology, 42(10):3615-3621 (2008)
Lawrence P. Burkhard
Philip M. Cook
Marta T. Lukasewycz
  NHEERL, Duluth, MN Advancing Understanding of Quantitative Impacts of Black Carbon on Chemical Disequilibria in Lake Water Columns
S09TF0103 Evaluation of Groudwater Flow Patterns Around a Dual-Screened Groundwater Circulation Well
Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 93:188-202 (2007)
Michelle A. Simon Richard L. Johnson NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Developing a Protocol Ranking the Diagnostic Methods for Evaluating Groundwater Flow Patterns
S09TF0108 Designing Small Molecules for Biodegradability
Chemical Reviews, 107(6):2207-2227 (2007)
Robert S. Boethling
David DiFiore
Elizabeth Sommer
  Washington, DC Outstanding Achievement in Demonstrating the Principles of Design for Biodegradability
S09TF0111 Air-Liquid Partition Coefficient for a Diverse Set of Organic Compounds: Henry's Law Constant in Water and Hexadecane
Environmental Science and Technology (ES&T), 42(24):9231-9236 (2008)
Said Hilal L. A. Carreira
S. N. Ayyampalayam
NERL, Athens, GA Development of Mathematical Models for Predicting the Fate of Organic Pollutants in the Environment
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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