January 16, 2020. Members of the VA system's research team using Mission Reconnect presented a "CyberSeminar" for the VA's Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) on "Lessons Learned" during development and implementation of the multi-site project for a clinical population of Veterans with chronic pain and PTSD. Download presentation (PDF)
November 5-8, 2019. At American College of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, members of the research team based at the Tampa VA for studying use of Mission Reconnect with co-morbid chronic pain and PTSD gave a poster presentation entitled "Technology Based Complementary and Integrative Health Program for Veteran Dyads: A Randomized Controlled Trial."
September 3, 2019. The multi-site study within the VA system is launched using the Mission Reconnect program for a clinical population of Veterans with co-morbid chronic musculoskeletal pain and PTSD. 456 participants (228 dyads) will be recruited for the randomized controlled trial.
November 13, 2018. The Mission Reconnect project was honored by the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University with 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 as the winning paper out of 700 articles examined by a review committee of 10 prominent scholars. Click here for more information about the award.
April 27, 2018. The Veterans Health Administration has announced it will fund a new four-year study of the effects of Mission Reconnect in Veterans experiencing chronic pain and PTSD. The study title is "Delivering a Mobile and Web Based Self Directed Complementary and Integrative Health Program to Veterans and Their Partners to Manage Pain and PTSD." The three-site project will take place at VA medical centers in Tampa, FL; Ann Arbor, MI; and Seattle, WA. Launch is planned for December 2018. Click here for more information.
September 27, 2016. Publication of the full study, "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" in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The article may be accessed online here.
April 30, 2016. Dr. William Collinge, Principal Investigator, gave a presentation on "Veterans and their partners: reducing PTSD with home-based intervention", based on the Mission Reconnect research, at the 23rd Annual Combat Stress Conference, San Diego. Powerpoint presentation.
December 5, 2014. Drs. Janet Kahn and William Collinge, Principal Investigators, presented the results of the Mission Reconnect research study, "PTSD, Depression, Sleep Quality, and Pain Improve with Integrative, Self-Directed Intervention for Veteran-Partner Dyads" at the annual meeting of AMSUS: The Society of Federal Health Professionals, Washington, DC. Follow these links to see the Abstract and Powerpoint presentation.
November 6, 2013. Dr. Janet Kahn, Principal Investigator, gave a presentation of the Mission Reconnect program at the annual meeting of AMSUS (Society of Federal Health Professionals) in Seattle on November 6, 2013.
December 21, 2012. The first study of the Mission Reconnect program was published in the December, 2012 issue of Military Medicine. The full article may be accessed online here