Mission Reconnect Honored with the
Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families Award

Janet Kahn and William Collinge with
Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Director of MFRI

November 13, 2018. In a meeting at the Association of the United States Army headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University (MFRI) announced the Mission Reconnect project as recipient of the Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families Award for 2017.

Our article, Post-9/11 Veterans and Their Partners Improve Mental Health Outcomes with a Self-directed Mobile and Web-based Wellness Training Program: A Randomized Controlled Trial, was selected for this honor by a committee of 10 prominent scholars who reviewed over 700 articles in the field of military family research which had been published in 2016.

Award program begins at 1:39:47
Janet Kahn's presentation on Mission Reconnect begins at 1:58:00.

Drs. Janet Kahn and William Collinge, Principal Investigators, were on hand to receive the award.

MFRI established the award in 2015 to recognize the best research on military-connected families. It is awarded to authors of research that combines exceptional rigor with important insights about military and veteran families. Nominations for this award are neither solicited nor accepted. Instead, a panel of top scholars reviews all the published research during the year and then determines the recipient.


Official news release

Information about MFRI and the award

Read the winning article (open access)