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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Dr. Ilene Harris (previously Zuckerman), a Managing Director and Principal Research Scientist in IMPAQ’s Health Division, recently co-authored several articles published in five prominent health publications. Dr. Harris has more than 30 years of experience in geriatrics, medication use and quality, medication adherence, long-term care, dementia, traumatic brain injury, and drug policy and program evaluation. 
Friday, August 7, 2015
The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy convened a peer review panel to assess the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA) evaluation efforts. As part of its deliberations, the panel developed two main recommendations, designed to increase the efficiency of ETA’s evaluation efforts. The panel referenced IMPAQ’s Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment (REA) ETA evaluation as “an excellent example of the evaluation strategy that the peer review panel recommends ETA adopt more widely.”
Monday, July 20, 2015
This year, IMPAQ joined more than 2,400 attendees at AcademyHealth's Annual Research Meeting (ARM) as a Bronze sponsor to discuss health policy implications, sharpen research methods, and network with colleagues from around the world. Watch our AcademyHealth ARM video to view a selection of our poster presentations and learn more about our presence at the conference.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
IMPAQ partnered with FHI 360, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the National Science Foundation to lead the invitational Furthering Girls’ Math Identity convening, an event exploring how to develop a strong math identity in girls. At the convening, researchers, practitioners and experts in math identity worked together to identify the primary ‘drivers’ of girls’ math identity and practices they could implement to have a positive impact on girls’ math identity.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Dr. Paul Gorrell presented a breakout session at SAS Global Forum 2015 titled “Privacy, Transparency, and Quality Improvement in the Era of Big Data and Health Care Reform.”
Monday, May 18, 2015
IMPAQ Principal Research Associate Dr. Andrea Beesley was recently published in two prominent education publications. Dr. Beesley co-authored a chapter titled “Authentic Student Work Samples Support Formative Assessment in Middle School” published in Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education 2015: Assessment to Enhance Learning and Teaching. This issue of the Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education includes 21 chapters exploring assessment from a variety of perspectives, including those of mathematics educators and researchers.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
In response to the recent earthquake in Nepal that left thousands critically injured and that has caused critical shortages of water, food, shelter and medical supplies, IMPAQ staff mobilized a week-long, employee contribution campaign to raise emergency response funds. IMPAQ staff set a modest goal of raising $1,500 in a one week fundraising sprint, and by the third day, the goal had been exceeded, triggering $1,500 in matching funds from the IMPAQ International Corporate Social Responsibility Program. 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
IMPAQ is committed to helping those in need through our work, but that commitment does not end at the doors of our offices. We recognize how fortunate we are to have a team that is dedicated to making an impact on the people around them. That is why we are also dedicated to empowering our employees with the tools they need to make an impact in their own communities.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
According to Forbes Magazine, Carolyn McKecuen, president of the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation says “We want the kids, parents, teachers and workplaces to all help students see the value of their education by linking it to the world of work…This day gives them the opportunity to learn and be exposed to their dream jobs.”
Monday, April 13, 2015
In this interactive graphic, we mashed up data from the U.S. Census Bureau and The U.S. Department of Labor, to examine trends in women veterans’ participation in the workforce. We were interested in knowing more about what data about demographics, education, age, and other factors might be able to tell us. There is a story here, and we invite you to explore it on your own. As you progress through the interactive, feel free to click on the graphs and use the menus to select different service eras. Read More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
IMPAQ participated in the American Heart Association’s annual National Walking Day and took a total of 116,884 steps between all of our offices. With IMPAQ, National Walking Day achieved its twin goals of helping individuals learn the benefits of walking, and motivating us all to get into the habit of getting up and moving throughout the day.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Recent IMPAQ study reveals that schools identified as high performing could differ, depending on the choice of statistical methods used. A study co-authored by IMPAQ International and REL Midwest at American Institutes for Research demonstrates how the choice of statistical methods can change which schools are identified as “beating the odds,” or having higher academic achievement than schools with similar student demographics and income levels.​
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Researchers, surveyors and evaluators are often overlooked when noting who the major influencers are in the International Development industry. However, these professionals are truly the one’s behind the innovation and change that takes place when redevelopment for underserved or underprivileged countries is necessary. Organizations rely on the skills, processes and whit of scientist to determine what is working in our Global communities and what is not.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an African American astrophysicist and one of the most recognized scientists in the US stated that he is “driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and; lessen the suffering of others…”

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