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NIOSH Nominates Exemplary Studies for 2010 CDC Science Award


NIOSH Update:

Contact: Fred Blosser, (202) 245-0645
February 23, 2010

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) nominated nine outstanding articles by NIOSH researchers for a prestigious scientific award for 2010. NIOSH also submitted one nomination for the award’s lifetime scientific achievement category.

The 2010 Charles C. Shepard Science Award is sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).NIOSH, which was created under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, is a part of CDC.The award honors excellence in science at CDC as represented in peer-reviewed articles published during the year 2009; the winners will be announced later this year.

“These nominations reflect NIOSH’s leadership in advancing and applying new scientific knowledge to prevent work-related injury and illness,” said NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D. “They represent key contributions to the innovative, ingenious science on which the health and safety strategies of the 21st Century are being built.”

The studies that NIOSH nominated were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The nine papers were nominated in the categories of Laboratory and Methods; Assessment and Epidemiology; and Prevention and Control. NIOSH also nominated Hongwei Hsiao, Ph.D., chief of the protective technology branch in NIOSH’s Division of Safety Research, for the award’s lifetime scientific achievement category.

The NIOSH nominations by category are as follows:

Laboratory and Methods:

  • LM Sargent, AA Shvedova, AF Hubbs, JL Salisbury, SA Benkovic, ML Kashon, DT Lowry, AR Murray, ER Kisin; S Friend, KT McKinstry, L Battelli, SH Reynolds. Induction of Aneuploidy by Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis 2009 50:708-717.
  • AR Murray, ER Kisin, SS Leonard, SH Young, C Kommineni, VE Kagan, V Castranova, AA Shvedova. Oxidative Stress and Inflammatory Response in Dermal Toxicity of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Toxicology 2009 257:161-171.
  • CF Estill, PA Baron, JK Beard, MJ Hein, LD Larsen, L Rose, FW Schaefer, J Noble-Wang, L Hodges, HDA Linquist, GJ Deye, MJ Arduino. Recovery Efficiency and Limit Detection of Aerosolized Bacillus anthracis Sterne from Environmental Surface Samples. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2009 75:4297-4306.
  • L Lee, M Flemmer, EG Lee, M Harper, MI Lin, W Groves, A Freivalds, J Slaven. A Novel Physiologic Sampling Pump Capable of Rapid Response to Breathing. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2009 11:1020-1027.
  • FM Blachere, WG Lindsley, TA Pearce, SE Anderson, M Fisher, R Khakoo, BJ Meade, O Lander, S Davis, RE Thewlis, I Celik, BT Chen, DH Beezhold. Measurement of Airborne Influenza Virus in a Hospital Emergency Department. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2009 48:438-440.
  • MJ Goldcamp, DM Goldcamp, K Ashley, JE Fernback, A Agrawal, M Millson, D Marlow, K Harrison. Extraction of Beryllium from Refractory Beryllium Oxide with Dilute Ammonium Biflouride and Determination by Fluorescence: A Multiparameter Performance Evaluation. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 2009 6:735-744.
  • E Vo, S Rengasamy, R Shaffer. Development of a Test System to Evaluate Procedures for Decontamination of Respirators Containing Viral Droplets. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2009 75:7303-7309.

Assessment and Epidemiology:

  • JM Violanti, CM Burchfiel, TA Hartley, A Mnatsakanova, D Fekedulegn, ME Andrew, LE Charles, BJ Vila. Atypical Work Hours and Metabolic Syndrome Among Police Officers. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health 2009 64:194-201.

Prevention and Control:

  • H Hsiao, M Friess, B Bradtmiller, FJ Rohlf. Development of Sizing Structure for Fall Arrest Harness Design. Ergonomics 2009 52:1128-1143.