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2010 STAA Awards

The 2010 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.

Honorable Mention - The Subcommittee has also added a fourth non-cash level award for research efforts which are noteworthy but which do not warrant a Level I, II or III award. Honorable Mention applies to research that: (1) may not quite reach the level described for a Level III award; (2) show a promising area of research that the Subcommittee wants to encourage; or (3) show an area of research that the Subcommittees feels is too preliminary to warrant an award recommendation (yet).

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Nominations Recommended for Honorable Mention (No Monetary Award) -- Total of Thirty-Four
Nom. # Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible Authors Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution Citation
S10CS0002 (1) "Fenton-Driven Regeneration of MTBE-Spent Granular Activated Carbon-Effects of Particle Size and Iron Amendment Procedures
Journal of Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 89(3-4):651-657 (2009)
(2) "Effects of Temperature and Acidic Pre-Treatment on Fenton-Driven Oxidation of MTBE-Spent Granular Activated Carbon
Environmental Science and Technology, 43(5):1493-1499 (2009)
Scott G. Huling
Eunsung Kan
Caleb Wingo
NRMRL, Ada, OK Chemical Regeneration of Spent Granular Activated Carbon-Fundamental and Applied Research
S10CS0004 Assessment of PCDD/F and PBDD/F Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants During Injection of Brominated Activated Carbon for Mercury Control
Atmospheric Environment, 43(26):3973-3980 (2009)
Nick D. Hutson
Shawn P. Ryan
Abderrahmane Touati
NRMRL, Research Triangle Park, NC Studies Examining the Emissions of Halogenated Dioxin/Furans During Combustion of Coal for Energy Generation
S10CS0007 Estimating Chloramine Ct for the Synergistic Inactivation of Cryptosporidium with Ozone followed by Chloramine
Journal AWWA, 100(7):120-125 (2008)
Mano Sivaganesan
NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Derivation of a Safety Factor for Sequential Inactivation of Cryptosporidium in Drinking Water
S10EE0009 Solid Fuel Household Cook Stoves: Characterization of Performance and Emissions
Biomass and Bioenergy, 33:294-305 (2009)
James J. Jetter
Peter Kariher
NRMRL, Research Triangle Park, NC Demonstrating That Improved Cook Stoves Achieve Lower Emissions, in Support of EPA's Partnership for Clean Indoor Air
S10ER0015 (1) Modeling Stream Network-Scale Variation in Coho Salmon Overwinter Survival and Smolt Size
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society/Print and On-line, 138:564-580 (2009)
(2) Hierarchical Modeling of Late-Summer Weight and Summer Abundance of Juvenile Coho Salmon Across a Stream Network
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society/Print and On-line, 138:1138-1156 (2009)
Joseph L. Ebersole
Parker J. Wigington, Jr.
Scott G. Leibowitz
Joan P. Baker
M. Robbins Church
Jana E. Compton
Michael A. Cairns
Michael E. Colvin
Bruce A. Miller
Henry R. LaVigne
Bruce P. Hansen
NHEERL, Corvallis, OR Innovative Research Quantifying the Effects of Multi-Level Factors on Fish Populations Across Entire Watersheds
S10ER0017 Bias in Population Growth Rate Estimation: Sparse Data, Partial Life Cycle Analysis and Jensen's Inequality
Oikos, 117:1587-1593 (2008)
Jason S. Grear
Bret Elderd
NHEERL, Narragansett, RI Research Identifying and Addressing Bias in Estimates of Population Growth Rate Used in Ecological Risk Assessment
S10ER0020 (1) Predicting Estuarine Sediment Metal Concentrations and Inferred Ecological Conditions: An Information Theoretic Approach
Journal of Environmental Quality, 37(1):234-244 (2008)
(2) Effects of Spatial Extent on Landscape Structure and Sediment Metal Concentration Relationships in Small Estuarine Systems of the United States Mid-Atlantic Coast
Landscape Ecology, 23(SI):91-106 (2008)
Jeff W. Hollister
John F. Paul
Henry A. Walker
Peter V. August
NHEERL, Narragansett, RI Research Using a Novel Modeling Method to Assess Landscape-Level Controls on Sediment Metals in Estuaries
S10ER0027 Effects of Irradiance on Benthic and Water Column Processes in a Gulf of Mexico Estuary: Pensacola Bay, Florida, USA
Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science, 81:501-512 (2009)
Michael C. Murrell
Jed D. Campbell
James D. Hagy, III
Jane M. Caffrey
NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Advancing of Understanding of Critical Processes in Estuaries Subject to Eutrophication
S10ER0029 Elevated CO2 and O3 Effects on Fine-Root Survivorship in Ponderosa Pine Mesocosms
Oecologia, 160(4):827-837 (2009)
Donald L. Phillips
Mark G. Johnson
David T. Tingey
Marjorie J. Storm
NHEERL, Corvallis, OR Determining How Carbon Dioxide and Ozone Affect Root Mortality and its Implications for Soil Nutrient Cycling
S10ER0032 Water Quality in the Near Coastal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico Affected by Hurricane Katrina: Before and After the Storm
Environmental Management, 44:149-162 (2009)
Lisa M. Smith
John M. Macauley
Linda C. Harwell
Cynthia A. Chancy
NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Use of Probabilistic Survey Data to Assess the Effects of Hurricane Katrina on Near-Coastal Water Quality
S10HE0038 (1) Exploring the In-Vitro Formation of Trimethylarsine Sulfide from Dimethylthioarsinic Acid in Anaerobic Microflora of Mouse Cecum using HPLC-ICP-MS and HPLC-ESI-MS
Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology (TAAP), 239(2):137-143 (2009)
(2) In Vitro Biotransformation of Dimethylarsinic Acid and Trimethylarsine Oxide by Anaerobic Microflora of Mouse Cecum Analyzed by HPLC-ICP-MS and HPLC-ESI-MS
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry (JAAS), 24(8):1062-1068 (2009)
Kevin M. Kubachka
Michael J. Kohan
Karen M. Herbin-Davis
John T. Creed
David J. Thomas
Sean D. Conklin
BLANK, Research Triangle Park, NC The Use of an Isotopically Enriched Arsenical to Evaluate the Metabolic Pathway of Sulfur Containing Arsenicals
S10HE0039 (1) The Effect of Ambient Air Pollution on Semen Quality
Environmental Health Perspectives, 118: (2009)
(2) The Healthy Men Study: An Evaluation of Exposure to Disinfection By-Products in Tap Water and Sperm Qulaity
Environmental Health Perspectives, 115(8):1169-1176 (2007)
(3) The Healthy Men Study: Design and Recruitment Considerations for Environmental Epidemiology Studies in Male Reproductive Health
Fertility and Sterility, 87(3):554-564 (2007)
Sally Perreault Darney
Thomas Luben
Jason D. Sacks
Susan Jeffay
Lillian Strader
Rebecca M. Buus
Craig Hansen
Andrew Olshan
NCEA, Research Triangle Park, NC Innovative Research that Links Ubiquitous Environmental Exposures to Rarely Studied Male Reproductive Endpoints
S10HE0045 Thermoregulation and its Influence on Toxicity Assessment
Toxicology, 244:87-97 (2008)
Christopher J. Gordon
Pamela Spencer
Jon Hotchkiss
Diane B. Miller
Paul Hinderliter
Juergen Pauluhn
NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Publishing Guidelines for Using Body Temperature as a Measure of Toxicity
S10HE0047 (1) Development of a Competitive Binding Assay System with Recombinant Estrogen Receptors from Multiple
Toxicology Letters, 184:85-89 (2009)
(2) Comparison of Chemical Binding to Recombinant Fathead Minnow and Human Estrogen Receptors Alpha in Whole Cell and Cell-free Binding Assays
Environmental Science and Technology, 28(10):2175-2181 (2009)
(3) Competitive Binding Comparison of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds to Recombinant Androgen Receptor from Fathead Minnow, Rainbow Trout and Human
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 26(9):1793-1802 (2007)
Vickie S. Wilson
Mary C. Cardon
Phillip C. Hartig
L. Earl Gray, Jr.
Cynthia V. Rider
NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Development and Assessment of Cross Species Extrapolation for Endocrine Screening and Testing
S10HE0049 Application of Novel Method to Measure Endogenous VOCs in Exhaled Breath Condensate Before and After Exposure to Diesel Exhaust
Journal of Chromatography, B., 877:3652-3658 (2009)
Heidi F. Hubbard
Jon S. Sobus
Joachim D. Pleil
Michael C. Madden
Sara Tabucchi
NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Innovative Analytical and Statistical Methods of Assessing Metabolic Biomarkers in Human Exhaled Breath Condensate
S10HE0051 (1) Chlorotriazine Herbicides and Metabolites Activate an ACTH-dependent Release of Corticosterone in Male Wistar Rats
Toxicological Sciences, 112(1):78-87 (2009)
(2) Characterization of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Response to Atrazine and Metabolites in the Female Rat
Toxicological Sciences, 112(1):88-99 (2009)
Susan Laws
Melanie Fraites
Saro Jayaraman
Michelle Hotchkiss
Ralph L. Cooper
Tammy Stoker
Lesley Mills
Janet Ferrell
Walker Modic
Nicole Tinfo
NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Novel Observations Enhancing the Understanding of the Mode of Action for Atrazine
S10HE0052 Relationships Between Composition and Pulmonary Toxicity of Prototype Particles from Coal Combustion and Pyrolysis
Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32(2):2717-2725 (2009)
William P. Linak
M. Ian Gilmour
C. Andrew Miller
Seung-Hyun Cho
Jong-Ik Yoo
Audrey T. Turley
Jost O.L. Wendt
Frank E. Huggins
NRMRL, Research Triangle Park, NC Examining Relationships Between Coal Ash Composition and Health Effects
S10HE0053 Method Development for Liquid Chromatographic/Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Trace Level Perfluorocarboxylic Acids in Articles of Commerce
Journal of Chromatography A, 1216(18):3910-3918 (2009)
Xiaoyu Liu
Zhishi Guo
Ken Krebs
Nancy Roache
NRMRL, Research Triangle Park, NC Recognition in Support of EPA's Mission by Developing an Analytical Method for Measurement of Perfluoroalkyl Acid in Consumer Products
S10HE0057 (1) Developmental Neurotoxicity Testing In Vitro: Models for Assessing Chemical Effects on Neurite Growth
Neuro Toxicology, 29:361-376 (2008)
(2) Assessment of Chemical Effects on Neurite Outgrowth in PC12 Cells Using High Content Screening
Toxicological Sciences, 105(1):106-118 (2008)
(3) Development of a High-Throughput Screening Assay for Chemical Effects on Proliferation and Viability of Immortalized Human Neural Progenitor Cells
Toxicological Sciences, 105(1):119-133 (2008)
William R. Mundy
Timothy J. Shafer
Nicholas M. Radio
Joseph M. Breier
NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Development of In Vitro Assays to Screen Compounds for the Potential to Cause Developmental Neurotoxicity
S10HE0058 Endothelial Effects of Emission Source Particles: Acute Toxic Response Gene Expression Profiles
, 23(1):67-77 (2009)
Srikanth S. Nadadur
Anuradha Mudipalli
Najwa Haycal-Coates
Daniel L. Costa
NCEA, Durham, NC Particulate Matter-Induced Endothelial Gene Expression Alterations
S10HE0059 Discrimination of Tumorigenic Triazole Conazoles from Phenobarbital by Transcriptional Analyses of Mouse Liver Gene Expression
Toxicologial Sciences, 110(1):68-83 (2009)
Stephen Nesnow
Susan D. Hester
William Ward
Tanya Moore
Hongzu Ren
NHEERL, Durham, NC Exceptional Contribution to Cancer Risk Assessment Activities
S10HE0060 Influence of Systems Biology Response and Environmental Exposure Level on Between-Subject Variability in Breath and Blood Biomarkers
Biomarkers, ISSN-:1-12 (2009)
Joachim D. Pleil
NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Innovative Statistics for Interpreting Variance Contributions to Empirically Measured Biomarkers of Exposure
S10HE0064 (1) Comparison of Chrysotile Asbestos Collection Efficiencies on Mixed Cellulose Ester-Filters Efficiency of Sampling and Analysis of Asbestos Fibers on Filter Media: Implications for Exposure Assessment
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 6(1):62-72 (2009)
(2) Selecting Appropriate Measurement and Analytical Methods to Characterize Asbestos Exposures
Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste Management, 13(2):249-260 (2009)
Daniel Alan Vallero
John R. Kominsky
Michael E. Beard
Owen S. Crankshaw
NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Advancing Methods to Sample and Analyze Airborne Asbestos Fibers on Filter Media to Support Exposure Assessments
S10HE0066 Influence of Acid Functionalization on the Cardio-Pulmonary Toxicity of Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Black Particle in Mice
Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 239(3):224-232 (2009)
Haiyan Tong
M. Ian Gilmour
John K. McGee
Urmila P. Kodavanti
Robert B. Devlin
Rajiv K. Saxena
NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Distinguishing the Cardiopulmonary Toxicity by Chemical Modifying Carbon Black Particles and Carbon Nanotubes
S10HS0069 (1) Chlorine Inactivation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus (H5N1)
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13(10):1568-1570 (2007)
(2) The Use of Bacteriophages of the Family Cystoviridae as Surrogates for H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Viruses in Persistence and Inactivation Studies
Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 44(13):1362-1366 (2009)
Eugene W. Rice
Noreen J. Adcock
Mano Sivaganesan
Justin D. Brown
David E. Stallknecht
David E. Swayne
NHSRC, Cincinnati, OH Research on Persistence and Inactivation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) Viruses and Potential Surrogates
S10IE0071 An Examination of Existing Data for the Industrial Manufacture and Use of Nanocomponents and their Role in the Life Cycle Impact of Nanoproducts
Environmental Science and Technology, 43(5):1256-1263 (2009)
David E. Meyer
Michael A. Gonzalez
Mary Ann Curran
NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Scholarly Contributions Towards the Development of a Decision Support Tool for Nanotechnology Deployment
S10IR0075 How Might Selenium Moderate the Toxic Effects of Mercury in Stream Fish of the Western U.S.
Environmetnal Science and Technology, 43(10):3919-3925 (2009)
Spencer A. Peterson
David V. Peck
John Van Sickle
Nicholas V.C. Ralston
J. David Robertson
Vickie L. Spate
J. Steven Morris
NHEERL, Corvallis, OR Describing the Extent and Relevance of Selenium Protections Against Mercury Toxicity in Stream Fish
S10MM0085 American Healthy Homes Survey: A National Study of Residential Pesticides Measured from Floor Wipes
Environmental Science and Technology, 43(12):4294-4300 (2009)
Dan Stout
Peter Egeghy
Karen Bradham
Carry Croghan
Paul Jones
Peter Ashley
Warren Friedman
Eugene Pinzer
David Cox
Marcia Nishioka
Marielle Brinkman
NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Producing a Nationally Representative Database of Pesticide Concentrations Measured from within Homes in the United States
S10RA0097 (1) DNA-Based Methods for Monitoring Invasive Species: a Review and Prospectus
Biological Invasions, 9(7):751-765 (2007)
(2) Paradox Lost: Genetic Diversity and the Success of Aquatic Invasions
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 22(9):454-464 (2007)
John A. Darling
Michael J. Blum
Joe Roman
NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Advancing the Science Supporting Risk Assessments of Aquatic Biological Invasions
S10RA0101 (1) Complex Issues with Examining Diesel Exhaust Toxicity: is the Task Getting Easier or Harder
Experimental and Toxicological Pathology, 60:135-140 (2008)
(2) Biodiesel Exhaust: The Need for Health Effects Research
Environmental Health. Perspectives, 115:496-499 (2007)
Michael Madden
Andrew Ghio
Kimberly Swanson
NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC A Roadmap for Performing Health Effects Research on Petroleum Diesel and Biodiesel Combustion Emissions
S10RA0102 Safety Assessment of Biotechnology Products for Potential Risk of Food Allergy: Implications of New Research
Toxicological Sciences, 110(1):31-39 (2009)
MaryJane K. Selgrade
Christal Bowman
Susan Laessig
Greg Ladics
Laura Privalle
NHEERL, Triangle Park, NC Synthesis and Critical Analysis of Research to Inform Assessment of Biotechnology Products as Potential Food Allergens
S10TF0121 Influence of Carboxymethyl Cellulose for the Transport of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles in Clean Silica and Mineral Coated Sands
Environmental Science and Technology, 43(13):4954-4959 (2009)
Souhail Al-Abed
Todd Luxton
Sunghee Joo
NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Characterization of Environmental Fate and Transport of Titanium Oxide Nanoparticles in the Presence of Cellulose
S10TF0126 Types and Quantities of Leftover Drugs Entering the Environment Via Disposal to Sewage - Revealed by Coroner Records
Science of the Total Environment, 388(1-3):137-148 (2007)
Christian Daughton
Iiene Ruhoy
NERL, Las Vegas, NV First Methodology for Measuring Pharmaceutical Ingredients Entering the Environment by Disposal of Medications to Sewers
S10TF0131 Combining Regional-and Local-Scale Air Quality Models with Exposure Models for Use in Environmental Health Studies
J.A& WMA, 59(4):461-472 (2009)
Vlad Isakov
Jawad Touma
Janet Burke
Danelle T. Lobdell
Ted Palma
Haluk Ozkaynak
Arlene Rosenbaum
NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Improving Scientific and Regulatory Ability of Communities to Assess Exposure Impacts and Explore Mitigation Strategies
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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