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Westat provides project monitoring, evaluation, training, and other capacity-building activities across the globe to help regions work toward meeting their internal development goals.
Supporting investigators. Assessing and improving network infrastructure. Enhancing training and on-site capacity. Westat is performing these and many other tasks for the Division of Clinical Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, to enable time-sensitive, high-priority clinical research around the world.
Westat is working with several communities in Indonesia to mobilize them in the fight to eradicate tuberculosis (TB). By empowering the local communities, they will be able to play a key role in TB management, reduce strain on the health system, and reach those who are not being treated.
Burkitt lymphoma is the most common childhood cancer in countries in equatorial Africa. The high rates are associated with early infection, malaria parasites, and the Epstein-Barr virus, but further research is needed to better understand the relationship between infection and this lymphoma. Westat is in Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya to support these investigations and has concurrently supported capacity-building efforts resulting in improved diagnosis and introduction of medical techniques in rural African communities.
The 23rd Annual Morris Hanson Lecture has been rescheduled for January 7, 2014. Originally scheduled for early October 2013, the lecture was postponed due to the Federal Government shutdown.Continue reading APHA Annual Meeting Includes Range of Westat Expertise
Westat staff will be attending the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 20-24, 2013. GSA’s annual meeting brings together more than 4,000 participants in the field of aging. This year’s theme is Optimal Aging Through Research.Continue reading Gerontological Society Meeting Draws Westat Staff
Westat will continue to provide support services for the Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch (HREB) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), work Westat has performed since 1976 when Westat was awarded the first support services contract for the NCI epidemiology research program.Continue reading Westat Continues Support Services for NCI’s Hormonal and Reproductive Cancer Research
Westat is conducting travel behavior studies for three regions, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, and South Jersey, to help the regions’ planners evaluate current transportation system usage. The survey data will be used as input to travel demand models, which will be used to predict travel behavior in those regions over the next 10 to 20 years.Continue reading Household Travel Data to Inform Planners in Albuquerque, Las Vegas, and South Jersey