New Large Scale Study Aimed at Shining Light on Military Bereavement

Officials: The Push is on for Participants

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by Natalie Travis

ANCHORAGE -- The National Military Family Bereavement Study, conducted by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, is claimed to be the first large scientific study of the impact of a U.S. service member death on surviving family members.

Part of the advisory team helping to plan the analysis is a national organization founded in Alaska called the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.

The survey takes roughly 30 minuets to complete and also includes a separate voluntary study involving DNA biomarkers according to TAPS Wednesday.

Once data is collected, officials say they hope to examine ways people cope with tragic loss, so experts can step forward and provide comfort, care and support to those left behind.

If you are interested in participating, visit www.militarysurvivorstudy.org/.

 

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