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Michele Papakie, professor of Journalism at IUP, recently joined the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute (MARTI) as a research associate.

Papakie, a 1993 alumna of IUP and a lieutenant colonel in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, will use her experience in the military to assist in developing and assessing family-based interventions for veterans’ readjustment to civilian life. The development of these interventions is part of MARTI’s Veterans Research Initiative, spearheaded by MARTI research associate Christian Vacarro.

Papakie is also very active in veteran issues on campus and serves on the Veterans Outreach Group and co-advises the Veterans Organization.

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