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Annual Recognition Program. June 12, 2012. 2011 Awards. United States Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Research Service. Scientist of the Year Awards . The Scientist of the Year Awardees. Distinguished Senior Research Scientist. Edward S. Buckler North Atlantic Area

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Annual Recognition Program

June 12, 2012

2011 Awards

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Scientist of the Year Awards

The Scientist of the Year Awardees

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Distinguished Senior Research Scientist

Edward S. Buckler

North Atlantic Area

Ithaca, NY

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Herbert L. Rothbart Outstanding Early Career Research Scientist

Christina L. Swaggerty

Southern Plains Area

College Station, TX

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Area Senior Research Scientist

Marcus E. Kehrli, Jr.

Midwest Area

Ames, IA

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Area Senior Research Scientist

David C. Goodrich

Pacific West Area

Tucson, AZ

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Area Senior Research Scientist

Kevin B. Jensen

Northern Plains Area

Logan, UT

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Area Senior Research Scientist

Gillian Eggleston

Mid South Area

New Orleans, LA

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Area Senior Research Scientist

Bosoon Park

South Atlantic Area

Athens, GA

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Area Senior Research Scientist

Jeffrey G. Arnold

Southern Plains Area

Temple, TX

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Area Senior Research Scientist

Craig S.T. Daughtry

Beltsville Area

Beltsville, MD

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Area Early Career Research Scientist

Adam S. Davis

Midwest Area

Urbana, IL

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Area Early Career Research Scientist

Daniel Cook

Northern Plains Area

Logan, UT

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Area Early Career Research Scientist

Lance Cadle-Davidson

North Atlantic Area

Geneva, NY

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Area Early Career Research Scientist

Julia Wei Pridgeon

Mid South Area

Auburn, AL

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Area Early Career Research Scientist

B. Todd Campbell

South Atlantic Area

Florence, SC

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Area Early Career Research Scientist

Eric W. Jackson

Pacific West Area

Aberdeen, ID

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Area Early Career Research Scientist

Monica Santin-Duran

Beltsville Area

Beltsville, MD

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Technology Transfer Awards

Technology Transfer Awardees

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Technology Transfer Awards

Outstanding Efforts

Rice-Based Frying Batters in Commerce Team

Fred Shih, Mid South Area, New Orleans, LA

Kim Daigle, Mid South Area, New Orleans, LA

Wayne E. Swann, CrispTek, Columbia, MD

Ron Friedman, CrispTek, Columbia, MD

Roch Kallmyer, CrispTek, Columbia, MD

John Howell, CrispTek, Columbia, MD

Ray Jones, CrispTek, Columbia, MD

For the enhanced utilization of rice-based frying batters in commerce.

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Technology Transfer Awards

Superior Efforts

Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman

Pacific West Area

Tucson, AZ

For developing a new product to safely and effectively control Varroa mites in honey bee colonies.

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Technology Transfer Awards

Superior Efforts

Gregory Holt

Southern Plains Area

Lubbock, TX

For the development and transfer of technology to utilize cotton gin byproducts for biodegradable packaging and insulation board.

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Technology Transfer Awards

Superior Efforts

Wheat Improvement Team

David Marshall, South Atlantic Area, Raleigh, NC

Myron Fountain, South Atlantic Area, Raleigh, NC

Lynda Whitcher, South Atlantic Area, Raleigh, NC

Charlie Glover, South Atlantic Area, Raleigh, NC

Bill Brown, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

For the development, release, and adoption of specialty wheat varieties for farmers, millers, and bakers, and for organic local foods in North Carolina.

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Technology Transfer Awards

Superior Efforts

Trout Grains Project

Ken Overturf and Rick Barrows

Pacific West Area

Hagerman, ID

For development of improved rainbow trout and plant-based trout feed for U.S. aquaculture.

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Sustained Effort Technology Transfer Awards

Outstanding Efforts

Canal Point Sugarcane Variety Selection Team

Jack Comstock, South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FL

Serge Edmé, South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FL

Barry Glaz, South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FL

Neil C. Glynn, South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FL

Duli Zhao, South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FL

Jimmy D. Miller (retired), South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FL

Peter Y.P. Tai (deceased), South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FL

R. Wayne Davidson, Florida Sugar Cane League, Clewiston, FL

Robert Gilbert, University of Florida, Belle Glade, FL

Ronald Rice, University of Florida, Belle Glade, FL

Leslie Baucum, University of Florida, LaBelle, FL

James M. Shine, Jr., Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, Belle Glade, FL

Raul Perdomo, Florida Crystals Corporation, West Palm Beach, FL

Gerald Powell, Florida Crystals Corporation, West Palm Beach, FL

Barney Eiland, Florida Crystals Corporation, West Palm Beach, FL

Modesto Ulloa, Florida Crystals Corporation, West Palm Beach, FL

Michael S. Irey, United States Sugar Corporation, Clewiston, FL

Chen-Jian Hu, United States Sugar Corporation, Clewiston, FL

For the sustained transfer of high-yielding CP sugarcane varieties to Florida, and internationally, and the transfer of variety selection procedures to Central America.

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Sustained Effort Technology Transfer Awards

Superior Efforts

Benjamin F. Matthews

Beltsville Area

Beltsville, MD

For the development of "MiniMax"—a soybean cultivar developed specifically for research and education—and associated growing and transformation procedures.

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Sustained Effort Technology Transfer Awards

Superior Efforts

Larry Stanker

Pacific West Area

Albany, CA

For the development of monoclonal antibody technology to detect the antibiotic ceftiofur and its metabolites in milk.

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Sustained Effort Technology Transfer Awards

Superior Efforts

Forage and Range Research Laboratory Team

Jack E. Staub

Thomas Jones

Kevin Jensen

Kay Asay (retired)

Douglas Dewey (deceased)

Northern Plains Area

Logan, UT

For development and transfer of improved plant materials for increased productivity, conservation, reclamation, renovation, and restoration of western U.S. semiarid rangelands and pastures.

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Administrator’s Outreach, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity Awards

Supervisory/Managerial Category

Bacterial Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance Research Team

Mark Berrang

Paula Fedorka-Cray

Charlene Jackson

Jonathan Frye

Richard Meinersmann

Mark Englen

South Atlantic Area

Athens, GA

In recognition of excellence in promoting diversity in ARS, mentoring students, and participating in student career and temporary employee programs.

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Administrator’s Outreach, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity Awards

Non-Supervisory/Non-Managerial Category

Beltsville Area Diversity Taskforce

Edith Blackwell

Eton Codling

Verneta Gaskins

Martha Tomecek

Lewis Ziska

Beltsville Area

Beltsville, MD

For successfully organizing an 1890 Symposium and Student Discovery Garden that will promote the vision of a diverse workforce, and unleashing the power of diversity to higher levels.

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T.W. Edminster Research Associate Award

Leah Whigham

Northern Plains Area

Grand Forks, ND

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Excellence in Information Award

Stanislaw Kosecki

National Agricultural Library

Beltsville, MD

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Office Professional of the Year

Lynne Pearson

Pacific West Area

Davis, CA

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AFM Support Awards for Excellence

Gold Award for Excellence

Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Unit (ABADRU) Team

Jim Quaratino (retired), Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, CO

Marcie Currie-Gross, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, CO

Mike Wiggett, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, CO

Kathi White, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, CO

Elisa Dawdy, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, CO

Bonnie King, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, CO

Lisa Baete, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, CO

Jim Wiltse, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, CO

Kimberly Plummer, Northern Plains Area, Manhattan, KS

JoAnne Gresens, Northern Plains Area, Manhattan, KS

James Adrianos, Northern Plains Area, Manhattan, KS

Marilyn Stetka, Human Resources Division, AFM, Beltsville, MD

Keli Martin, Human Resources Division, AFM, Beltsville, MD

For enhancing animal disease research effort by ensuring availability of outstanding facilities for high-containment research.

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AFM Support Awards for Excellence

Silver Award for Excellence

Veronica Laird

Pacific West Area

Albany, CA

For leadership as Area Director Secretary that enhanced the effectiveness of office professionals and customer service in the Pacific West Area.

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AFM Support Awards for Excellence

Bronze Award for Excellence

Nancy L. Sparks

South Atlantic Area

Raleigh, NC

For leading users of the new financial system (FMMI) through the various processes, resulting in a better understanding of the system.

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AFM Support Awards for Excellence

Bronze Award for Excellence

Chevon Gibson

Administrative and Financial Management

Beltsville, MD

For developing and implementing various tools to improve business processes and delivery of Human Resources services.