IMPAQ Your Week - December 5, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016



Project Updates

Research Associate Carolyn Corea and Senior Research Associate Dr. Karen Armstrong recently traveled to Pryor, Oklahoma to conduct the final site visit for the 3rd party evaluation of the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT) Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant. The grant is focused on improving educational opportunities in the field of manufacturing to meet employer's needs in the Mid-America Industrial Park.

Publications & Presentations

Managing Director and Principal Research Associate Dr. Andrea Beesley co-authored two book chapters for Rural Education Research in the United States, "Introduction: Current State of the Science in Rural Education Research" and "Future Directions for Rural Education Research: A Commentary and Call to Action." The book grew out of the 2013 Connect-Inform-Advance National Conference on Rural Education Research and expands on the conference themes including defining and describing rural context and culture in research, examining influences on student outcomes, and future directions for conducting and disseminating rural education research results.

Today, IMPAQ and our partner, Abt Associates, will present the poster "Development and Implementation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Strategic Innovation Engine" at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Scientific Symposium during the28th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in Orlando, FL.

Good News @ IMPAQ

Congratulations to Research Associate Jennifer Howard who recently received the Gerontology Early Career Development Award, funded by the Gay Wise Foundation. The award fosters early academic productivity in aging research and recognizes excellence in the student's academic work and research. 

Congratulations to Senior Research Analyst Andrés Romualdo who successfully defended his thesis, "Analysis of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Purchases by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participants," last month at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Later this month, Andrés will graduate with his Master of Arts in Applied Sociology.