Westat News Archive

Westat Evaluates Programs That Train, Connect Americans to High-Tech Jobs

Westat and our partner, MDRC, will evaluate the TechHire and Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI) Grant Programs, which both provide education, training, and job placement to connect youth and young adults to jobs in high-tech industries. This research is sponsored by the U.S....

2016 Medidata Symposium Attracts Westat Research Participation

Westat’s Ravi Rajaram and Sushmita De are presenting at the 2016 Medidata Symposium, which is being held October 17-19  in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference agenda includes workshops, trainings, one-on-one sessions and four interactive role-based tracks on study design, clinical finance, data...

OPM Releases 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently released the results from the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). Since 2006, Westat has supported OPM to ensure that the FEVS meets best survey and research practices and...

Westat Teams with DOL to Survey Employers' Practices for Employing People with Disabilities

Engaging employers on their practices and attitudes toward hiring, retaining, and promoting employees and job seekers with disabilities is the purpose behind the latest study by the Chief Evaluator’s Office of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor. Westat has been...

Health Equity Roundtable Series Sponsored by Westat and the Rockville Institute

Westat’s Center on Health Disparities & Health Equity Research and the Rockville Institute are co-sponsoring the...

Westat to Support Johns Hopkins University in Influenza Therapeutic Pilot Trial

In 2015-16, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) conducted a single-site, phase IV, randomized controlled trial that demonstrated success using the adult emergency department (ED) as a clinical recruitment venue for patients at risk for complications from influenza. As a next step, Westat will support...

Clinical Research Associates Conference (SOCRA 2016) Draws Westat Research

In clinical research, what is targeted monitoring all about? How does one develop and implement an integrated roster system for NCI-supported clinical trials? Attendees will learn the answer to these questions from Westat staff at the...

San Antonio Pre-K Program Shows Promise for Kindergarten Readiness

Results of the third annual evaluation of the San Antonio city-funded prekindergarten program, known as Pre-K 4 SA, have been released and indicate promise for kindergarten readiness. Edvance, which was acquired...

Westat to Conduct 2017 Research on Booster Seat Use

Westat will conduct the 2017 National Survey of the Use of Booster Seats (NSUBS) and a focused NSUBS Research Task. The NSUBS, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, focuses on generating national estimates of child occupant protection in passenger vehicles, and...

Westat Advances to Final Round of Innovation Next Awards' Program to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Westat has been selected as one of five finalist teams for the 2016 Innovation Next Awards, a program of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and...