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Alice Hamilton Awards for Occupational Safety and Health

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The Alice Hamilton Awards for Occupational Safety and Health recognize the scientific excellence of technical and instructional materials by NIOSH scientists and engineers in the areas of biological science, engineering and physical science, human studies, and educational materials.

The Awards honor Dr. Alice Hamilton (1869 - 1970), a pioneering researcher and occupational physician, and are presented each year by NIOSH on the basis of rigorous reviews by panels of scientific experts from outside the Institute.

Alice Hamilton Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions for 2013

Print or view program for 2013 ceremony. This is in brochure format, so please print pages 1&2 and 3&4 back-to-back (in landscape) and then fold into a booklet.

Award Announcement for 2013

Education and Guidance Category:


Pan CS, Chiou S, Hsiao H, Keane P Ergonomic hazards and controls for elevated devices in construction. Occupational ergonomics: theory and applications, second edition. Bhattacharya A, McGlothlin JD, eds., Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 653-693, 2012

Honorable Mention:

Robson LS, Stephenson CM, Schulte PA, Amick BC, Irvin EL, Eggerth DE, Chan S, Bielecky AR, Wang AM, Heidotting TL, Peters RH, Clarke JA, Cullen K, Rotunda CJ, Grubb PL A systematic review of the effectiveness of occupational health and safety training . Scand J Work Environ Health 38(3):193–208, 2012

Engineering and Control Category:


Karacan CÖ, Goodman GVR A CART technique to adjust production from longwall coal operations under ventilation constraints. Safety Science 50:510-522, 2012

Honorable Mention:

Cecala AB, O'Brien AD, Schall J, Colinet JF, Fox WR, Franta RJ, Joy J, Reed WR, Reeser PW, Rounds JR, Schultz MJ A dust control handbook for industrial mineral mining and processing . U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-112, 2012

Epidemiology and Surveillance Category:


Attfield MD, Schleiff PL, Lubin JH, Blair A, Vermeulen R, Coble JE, Silverman DT The Diesel Exhaust in Miners study: a cohort mortality study with emphasis on lung cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst 104:1-15, 2012

Honorable mention (Jointly submitted):

Exposure and Risk Assessment Category:


Chen BT, Schwegler-Berry D, McKinney W, Stone S, Cumpston JL, Friend S, Porter DW, Castranova V, Frazer DG Multi-walled carbon nanotubes: sampling criteria and aerosol characterization . Inh Toxicol 24(12):798-820, 2012

Honorable Mention:

Noti JD, Lindsley WG, Blachere FM, Cao G, Kashon ML, Thewlis RE, McMillen-CM, King WP, Szalajda JV, Beezhold DH Detection of infectious influenza virus in cough aerosols generated in a simulated patient examination room . Clin Infect Dis 54(11):1569-1577, 2012

Methods and Laboratory Science Category:


Hubbs AF, Cumpston AM, Goldsmith WT, Battelli LA, Kashon ML, Jackson MC, Frazer DG, Fedan JS, Goravanahally MP, Castranova V, Kreiss K, Willard PA, Friend S, Schwegler-Berry D, Fluharty KL, Sriram K Respiratory and olfactory cytotoxicity of inhaled 2,3-pentanedione in Sprague-Dawley rats. Am J Pathol 181(3): 829-844, 2012

Honorable Mention:

Qi C, Kulkarni P Miniature dual-corona ionizer for bipolar charging of aerosol. Aerosol Science and Technology 47(1): 81-92, 2013 [Published online in 2012]

Alice Hamilton Awards Top Finalists

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Previous Alice Hamilton Award Winners and Honorable Mentions

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Alice Hamilton History

A brief biography of the first American physician to devote her professional life to the practice of occupational health.

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Alice Hamilton Awards - Bibliographies of Communication and Research Products

Includes journal articles, book chapters, numbered publications, abstracts/proceedings, control technology reports, Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Reports, Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention (FF-FACE) Reports, an author index, a keyword index, and the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) index.

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