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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.
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.
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.
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.
For the National Science Foundation, Westat is examining mobile devices, both smartphones and tablet computers, as vehicles for survey data collection.Continue reading Mobilizing Mobile Devices for Data Collection
What are the health conditions that our Vietnam Veterans are facing as they age? What care strategies should be implemented to meet these challenges? For the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Westat, working with VA investigators, will design and implement a study of 30,000 Veterans that will help answer these pressing questions.Continue reading Gerontological Society Meeting Draws Westat Staff
David J. Bernstein, Ph.D., a Westat Senior Study Director and senior evaluation specialist, has been elected President-elect of the Washington Evaluators (WE), the local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association (AEA).Continue reading Bernstein Elected to Lead Washington Evaluators
Westat has received the 2013 Corporate Achievement Award by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. The prestigious award is presented each year to a company that demonstrates leadership, innovation, commitment, and good corporate citizenship in Montgomery County, Maryland, and beyond.Continue reading Westat Honored by Chamber of Commerce