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September 16, 2013

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This is the UH Hilo report. News about people, events and programs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

UH Hilo has teamed up with the University of Central Florida and the University of Houston on a $2.7 million Department of Defense–funded research project to determine the effects of deployment on military families. Principal investigator Charmaine Higa-McMillan says the goal of the Ohana Heroes Project is to understand how deployments effect those families in order to develop effective support programs.

Researchers will ask families with at least one child on the Big Island and O`ahu to complete interviews and surveys. They will also undergo non-invasive physical measures of stress over a one-week period, for which they will be compensated. One of the unique features of the study will be the use of civilian families and non-deployed military families as control groups.

To learn more about the project, visit or call (808) 933-3861. For more news about the University, visit That’s the UH Hilo Report. I’m Ken Hupp.

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