Thursday, September 10, 2009
A new research institute at Kansas State University will focus on the health and security of the region's military families.
Kansas State is located just minutes from Fort Riley, where more than 1,600 soldiers with the Army's 1st Infantry Division are based. The division has experienced frequent deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.
The institute will examine ways to understand the pressures placed on military families. It also will study how to support families and veterans who suffer traumatic brain and other injuries in combat.
Briana Nelson Goff, the institute's director, says the institute will structure various programs between Kansas State and Fort Riley.