Katherine McCloskey

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The existence of ethical standards directing how humans are utilized in clinical and human-use research have a significant impact on the conduct and outcome of aeromedical research. The validity of the data generated by human research is a direct result of the application of these ethical guidelines. The risk/benefit ratio evaluation can terminate a project(More)
Ethics has received renewed attention recently as evidenced by recent revelations of experimentation on Eskimos during the 1950s and a new President vowing to raise ethical standards of conduct within government. There is also an ongoing, intense scrutiny of past radiation-exposure experiments with all of its possible ethical violations. This paper is a(More)
The aerospace medical research community needs to consider the individual as something other than a statistical entity. The cumulative effects of performance enhancers that are collectively ignored, secondary to statistical analysis of populations, can be significant for individuals. By considering the individual, all aspects of whatever makes humans unique(More)
Three integrated night vision goggle (NVG) helmets from different manufacturers were evaluated under high-G conditions. Structural and operational integrity, as well as neck forces in pounds, were determined via instrumented manikin testing before human exposure with the helmets during sustained +Gz. Results of the manikin testing showed that the helmets(More)
With the advent of the space exploration of the middle part of this century, Mars has become a tangible target for manned space flight missions in the upcoming decades. The goals of Mars exploration focus mainly on the presence of water and the geologic features associated with it. To explore the feasibility of a manned mission, a field analog project was(More)
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