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Literature and Scientific Documents Reviews, Preparation, and Editing

Literature Reviews

Photorefractive Keratectomy Literature Review for USAMRMC-1997-1998

At the request of USAMRMC, AIBS SPARS facilitated a literature review and developed a report of the review panel's findings.

Topic Area Reviewed Independent review of the literature on the surgical procedure photorefractive keratectomy
Peer Review Panels Convened 1
Panel Meetings Convened 3
Report Delivered to USAMRMC Within 60 days

Manuscript Reviews for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Division of Neuropsychiatry-2002-2003

AIBS SPARS facilitated mail reviews of nine manuscripts resulting from a study on the psychiatric well being of U.S. soldiers.

Study Military Organizational Culture and Intimate Partner Violence
Pre-Publication Manuscripts Reviewed 9
Reports Delivered to USAMRMC Within 2 months of task order receipt
Manuscript Titles
  • Cohesion and the Culture of Hegemonic Masculinity in U.S. Army Units: Implications for the Integration of Servicewomen and Spouses
  • Correlates of Marital Aggression Experienced by Active Duty Army Women
  • Dimensions of Army Leadership and Their Impact on Soldiers' Psychological Well-Being and Combat Readiness
  • Group Level and Individual Level Factors Affecting Alcohol Use Among U.S. Army Soldiers
  • Intimate Partner Violence Among Married Male U.S. Army Soldiers: Ethnicity as a Factor in Self-Reported Perpetration and Victimization
  • Intimate Partner Violence Among U.S. Army Soldiers in Alaska: A Comparison of Reported Rates and Survey Results
  • Prevalence of Seasonal Affective Disorder Among U.S. Army Soldiers in Alaska
  • Self-Reported Intimate Partner Violence Among Single Male U.S. Army Soldiers
  • The Effects of Peer Group Climate on Intimate Partner Violence Among Married Male U.S. Army Soldiers

Document Reviews

Assessment of Risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in Pharmaceutical Products-1997

AIBS SPARS facilitated the evaluation of a document authored by Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.

Topic Area Reviewed Independent peer review of a draft report on the assessment of the risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in pharmaceutical products
Peer Review Panels Convened 1
Panel Meetings Convened 1
Report Delivered to PhRMA Two weeks after panel meeting

Toxicological Profile of Non-Cancer Health Effects from Exposure to Benzene-1999

Under a contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, AIBS SPARS facilitated the review of a report documenting findings of a public meeting on exposure to benzene.

Topic Area Reviewed Toxicological profile of non-cancer health effects from exposure to benzene
Peer Review Panels Convened 1
Panel Meetings Convened 1
Report Delivered to EPA 45 days after panel meeting
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— Tinnitus Review, 2011

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— Tinnitus Review, 2011

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— CDC Reviewer, 2011

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— CDC Reviewer, 2011

We always benefit from critical review of works in our field-it makes us better writers - it points out where confusion and inconsistencies make scientific writing hard to understand or follow. It is always a good thing to critically review others' work!

— Raptor Biologist, 2011

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— Cell Biology NYStem reviewer 2010

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— Hematologist/Oncologist, NYStem reviewer 2010