Westat News

201407-25 Westat at 2014 JSM

Westat always has an active presence at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), and this year the tradition continues. Held in Boston, Massachusetts, August 2–7, 2014, David Morganstein, American Statistical Association 2014 President-elect and Westat Vice President and Director of the Statistical...

201407-14 International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference Draws Westat Research

Westat staff is attending and participating at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, July 13–15, 2014.

This conference, which is part of an ongoing...

201406-17 Cancer Registries Conference Includes Westat Staff

Westat staff will be participating in this year’s North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) Annual Conference. The meeting will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, from June 21–26, 2014....

201405-29 Westat Staff Recognized with PRNews Group’s Social Media Icon Award

Amelia Burke-Garcia, Social Media Director for Westat’s Health Communications group and the Center for Digital Strategy & Research, has been named a Social Media MVP by PRNews Group. PRNews’ Social Media Icon Awards celebrate leaders in the field of digital communications who took chances,...

201405-22 Communicator Award of Distinction Given to Westat-Developed Videos

Four videos developed by Westat have been recognized with the Communicator Award of Distinction. The videos span different content areas for client requirements as well as corporate marketing efforts. The Communicator Award of Distinction recognizes work that exceeds industry standards in...

201405-20 Kalton Honored with Award from Polish Statistical Association

Graham Kalton, Ph.D., Westat Chairman of the Board and Senior Vice President, has been honored by the Polish Statistical Association with the Medal of Jerzy Neyman that was established on the occasion of the Association’s 100th anniversary. The Autumn 2013 issue of...

201405-16 Westat to Conduct Cognitive Testing for the American Community Survey

Westat will conduct cognitive testing on updated questions for the American Community Survey and Puerto Rico Community Survey. Both surveys are conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The data these surveys provide give communities the current information they need to plan investments and ...

201405-09 AAPOR Draws Westat Expertise

A contingent of Westat staff will participate at the 2014 conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Anaheim, California, May 15–18, 2014. The theme of this year’s conference is ...

201404-29 Understanding How Visitors Travel While in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, with more than 150,000 hotel rooms and nearly 40 million visitors in 2013. Westat is conducting a survey to help understand the impact of visitors on the area’s roadways, public transit system, and other transportation...

201404-24 Surveying Minnesotans About Substance Use and Mental Health Issues

Westat will conduct a statewide telephone survey of Minnesota adults to collect data about substance use and mental health. The data will help to determine treatment needs for substance use and mental health disorders.

Westat will perform a series of activities for the survey...

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