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Alice Hamilton Awards Top Finalists for 2012

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The names are not necessarily listed in the order in which they were ranked.

Education and Guidance

Henneberger PK, Redlich CA, Callahan DB, Harber P, Lemière C, Martin J, Tarlo SM, Vandenplas O, Torén K. An official American Thoracic Society statement: work exacerbated asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 184(3):368-378, 2011.

Kosmoski CL, Margolis KA, McNelis KL, Brnich MJ Jr., Mallet L, Lenart P. NIOSH Report of Investigation (RI) 9682: When Do you Take Refuge? Decisionmaking During Mine Emergency Escape: Instructor's Guide and Lesson Plans. 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. 2011-177, 2011.

Jointly submitted:

  • Stephenson CM, Stephenson MR. Hearing loss prevention for carpenters: Part 1—using health communication and health promotion models to develop training that works. Noise Health 13(51):113-121, 2011.

  • Stephenson MR, Shaw PB, Stephenson CM, Graydon PS. Hearing loss prevention for carpenters: Part 2—demonstration projects using individualized and group training. Noise Health 13(51):122-131, 2011.

Engineering and Control

Bugarski AD, Janisko SJ, Cauda EG, Noll JD, Mischler SE. NIOSH Report of Investigation (RI) 9687: Diesel Aerosols and Gases in Underground Mines: Guide to Exposure Assessment and Control. 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. 2012-101, 2011.

Fisher EM, Williams JL, Shaffer RE. Evaluation of microwave steam bags for the decontamination of filtering facepiece respirators. PLoS ONE 6(4):e18585, 2011.

Gao P, Tomasovic B, Stein L. Performance evaluation of 26 combinations of chemical protective clothing materials and chemicals after repeated exposures and decontaminations. J Occup Environ Hyg 8(11):625-635, 2011.

Epidemiology and Surveillance

Charles LE, Gu JK, Andrew ME, Violanti JM, Fekedulegn D, Burchfiel CM. Sleep duration and biomarkers of metabolic function among police officers. J Occup Environ Med 53(8):831-837, 2011.

Daniels RD, Schubauer Berigan MK. A meta-analysis of leukaemia risk from protracted exposure to low dose gamma radiation. Occup Environ Med 68(6):457-464, 2011.

Wirth M, Burch J, Violanti J, Burchfiel C, Fekedulegn D, Andrew M, Zhang HM, Miller DB, Hebert JR, Vena JE. Shiftwork duration and the awakening cortisol response among police officers. Chronobiol Int 28(5):446-457, 2011.

Exposure and Risk Assessment

Jointly submitted:

  • Cardis E, Armstrong BK, Bowman JD, Giles GG, Hours M, Krewski D, McBride M, Parent ME, Sadetzki S, Woodward A, Brown J, Chetrit A, Figuerola J, Hoffmann C, Jarus Hakak A, Montestruq L, Nadon L, Richardson L, Villegas R, Vrijheid M. Risk of brain tumours in relation to estimated RF dose from mobile phones: results from five Interphone countries. Occup Environ Med 68(9):631-640, 2011.

  • Cardis E, Varsier N, Bowman JD, Deltour I, Figuerola J, Mann S, Moissonnier M, Taki M, Vecchia P, Villegas R, Vrijheid M, Wake K, Wiart J. Estimation of RF energy absorbed in the brain from mobile phones in the Interphone Study. Occup Environ Med 68(9):686-693, 2011.

Middendorf P, Zumwalde R, Castellan R, Harper M, Wallace W, Stayner L, Castranova V, Hearl F, Sullivan P. Current Intelligence Bulletin 62: Asbestos Fibers and Other Elongate Mineral Particles: State of the Science and Roadmap for Research. 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. 2011-159, 2011.

Nakata A, Takahashi M, Irie M. Effort reward imbalance, overcommitment, and cellular immune measures among white collar employees. Biol Psychol 88(2?3):270-279, 2011.

Smith JP, Biagini RE, Johnson BC, Olsen LD, Mackenzie BA, Robertson SA, Sammons DL, Striley CAF, Walker CV, Snawder JE. Assessment of exposure to PACs in asphalt workers: measurement of urinary PACs and their metabolites with an ELISA kit. Polycycl Aromat Compd 31(4):270-285, 2011.

Laboratory and Methods

Diwakar P, Kulkarni PS, Birch ME. New approach for near real time measurement of elemental composition of aerosol using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy. Aerosol Sci Tech [Epub ahead of print, 2011 Oct].

Sellamuthu R, Umbright C, Roberts JR, Chapman R, Young SH, Richardson D, Leonard H, McKinney W, Chen B, Frazer D, Li S, Kashon M, Joseph P. Blood gene expression profiling detects silica exposure and toxicity. Toxicol Sci 122(2):253-264, 2011.

Teeguarden JG, Webb Robertson BJ, Waters KM, Murray AR, Kisin ER, Varnum SM, Jacobs JM, Pounds JG, Zanger RC, Shvedova AA. Comparative proteomics and pulmonary toxicity of instilled single walled carbon nanotubes, crocidolite asbestos, and ultrafine carbon black in mice. Toxicol Sci 120(1):123-135, 2011.

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