Evaluating Driver Distraction from In-Vehicle Voice Systems
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) needs further first-hand research to understand the potential for driver distraction caused by using voice control systems in vehicles. Established measures of drivers’ eye glance behavior and mental workload could be useful for...
Progress Varies for Education Reform Activities Promoted by the Recovery Act Notes New Westat Co-Authored Report
Westat researchers have co-authored a report that charts the progress of education reform promoted by the Recovery Act. The report revealed that the status and progress of activities varied by reform area and level (state,...
Westat Research Team Receives NCI Director’s Award
Westat researchers were part of a group that received a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director’s Award on November 19, 2015, for their efforts in the Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN) start-up.
The Westat researchers are part of the NCI’s Cancer Trials...
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.