Westat News Archive

Westat to Conduct Clinical Trials on Valproic Acid in Treating Patients with Significant Hemorrhage

Valproic acid shows promise in helping treat hemorrhagic shock, a major cause of death in combat casualties. Westat will be supporting the Department of Defense, Joint Program Committee-6 (DOD-JPC6) in designing and conducting phase 2 and 3 clinical trials to see if valproic acid is safe and...

2015 FCSM Statistical Policy Seminar Draws Westat Expertise

Westat staff will be sharing our expertise on using eye-tracking, managing survey costs by using mobile technology and performance dashboards, assessing adaptive and responsive survey designs, and more at the 2015...

Tracking Trends Over Time with FDA's Health and Diet Survey

Westat will be conducting the Health and Diet Survey, a rigorously designed telephone survey that gathers data about consumer awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to diet, nutrition, and health.

Sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the survey has...

Westat Analysis Informs EPA's New Steam Electric Power Plant Water Pollution Guidelines

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced new effluent limit guidelines (ELGs) to address the daily and monthly limits on how much pollution can be in water discharged from steam...

CMHS Taps Westat to Get TRAC Back on Track

Westat will reactive the Transformation Accountability (TRAC) system, supported by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). TRAC consolidates Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and National Outcome Measures (NOMs) reporting and related activities for CMHS’s entire portfolio of...

Westat-Developed Campaign for CDC Wins a PRNews Digital PR Award

Westat’s work performed for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) 2015 National Influenza Vaccination Week campaign has been honored by the Digital PR Awards from PRNews. Westat...

Westat to Restart CSAP's Data Collection and Management System

Westat will reactivate a data collection and management system for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services’ (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), a system that demonstrates the center’s accountability to Congress and those in the prevention field.

Westat will...

25th Annual Morris Hansen Lecture: November 17, 2015

Steve Thompson, Ph.D., of Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada will give the 25th Annual Morris Hansen Lecture on Tuesday, November 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the Jefferson Auditorium of the U.S....

Evidence-Based Policy Featured at 2015 APPAM

How does “churning” affect SNAP? Does mentoring help young parents? How does having a job affect the health status for disability beneficiaries with a mental disorder? Westat staff will share their research on these and other compelling questions at the...

AEA Conference Features Westat Staff Papers and Presentations

Exemplary practices in program evaluations, mapping diversity in a multicultural evaluation, and creative ways to use dashboards are just a few of the topics Westat staff are bringing to the 29th Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association (AEA)