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08-032015 Westat Establishes New Scholarship for Students in ACES Program

Westat has established a scholarship fund to help as many as 10 students a year attend Montgomery College. The scholarship fund will benefit students who are part of the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) program...

07-292015 Westat Becomes Charter Member of AAPOR's Transparency Initiative

In support of open science in survey research, Westat has become a Charter Member of the Transparency Initiative, an American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) program.

The Transparency...

07-172015 Bloomberg Ranks Westat in Top 200 Government Vendors

Westat has been ranked 122 of the top 200 vendors in the annual BGOV200 Federal Industry Leaders 2015,...

07-102015 Burke-Garcia to Speak at Social Media Symposium

Westat’s Amelia Burke-Garcia will speak at the 2015 Sentiment Analysis Symposium, July 15-16, 2015, in New York City. Her presentation, “Social Media Data Mining to Inform Health Behavior Change Campaigns,” will focus on the challenges...

07-062015 Hospitalization to Health: How Can We Optimize Quality Patient Care?

Westat will be supporting research sponsored by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) on transitional care models that help identify ways to optimize the quality and efficiency of patient care across the care continuum.

The goal of the Transitional Care Evidence...

06-242015 Marker Serves as Invited Speaker at Journal’s Anniversary Conference

Westat’s David Marker, Ph.D., an Associate Director and senior statistician, was an invited speaker at the Journal of Official Statistics 30th Anniversary Conference in Stockholm Sweden, June 10-12, 2015. The mission...

06-222015 Westat Ranked 6th for Market Research by AMA Gold Top 50 Report

Westat was ranked 6th out of the 192 companies evaluated for the 2015 American Marketing Association’s Gold Top 50 Report. The company has consistently ranked in the top 10 for the...

06-162015 Boosting Child Passenger Safety in Motor Vehicle Crashes

Child restraint systems are the most effective way to protect young children involved in motor vehicle crashes, but are they being used, and if so, correctly? Westat will be heading out to observe the use of child restraint systems in passenger vehicles.

The National Survey of the Use...

06-112015 2015 NAACCR Conference Includes Westat Research

Westat staff are participating at the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 13-18, 2015, which highlights the changing landscape of cancer...

06-082015 2015 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting Draws Westat Research

What can nurse practitioners do and not do? Are there racial disparities in Medicare costs for initial treatments for prostate cancer? How do hospital staff perceive the patient safety culture vs. patients’ hospital experiences? Westat staff will explore these questions and more at the...

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