Westat News

05-232016 Michigan’s Performance-Based Child Welfare System to Be Evaluated by Westat Team

Westat is leading the team selected to conduct a rigorous evaluation of a 5-year Performance-Based Child Welfare System (PBCWS) project for the placement of children in out-of-home foster care in Michigan. The PBCWS is expected to produce improvements on concrete measures of child safety, well-...

05-162016 Westat Continues as PLCO Cancer Central Data Collection Center

Westat will continue as the Central Data Collection Center (CDCC) for a followup of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial and the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). The National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Prevention sponsors this work....

05-102016 Westat Congratulates Kimya Lee and OPM Team, Finalist for 2016 Sammies

Congratulations to Kimya Lee, Ph.D., and the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey team at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for being a finalist for the 2016 Samuel J. Heyman Service to...

05-042016 AAPOR 2016 Features Westat Leadership, Research Expertise, and Innovative Tools

Westat staff and public opinion researchers from around the globe will be attending the 71st Annual Conference of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), May 12-15, 2016, in Austin, ...

04-292016 Hamilton Begins Presidency and Westat Shares Research Expertise at EERS 2016

Westat staff are participating at the 39th Annual Conference of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) in Absecon, New Jersey, May 1-3, 2016. Westat Senior Study Director Jennifer Hamilton, Ph.D., begins her 2016-17 term as...

04-252016 FedCASIC 2016 Draws Westat Expertise

Westat will be presenting at the 2016 Federal CASIC (Computer-Assisted Survey Information Collection) Workshops, May 3-4, 2016, at the U.S. Census Bureau, in Suitland, Maryland. Westat Vice Presidents Jane Shepherd and Brad Edwards are the Westat coordinators for this annual workshop series....

04-132016 Westat Supports ICAP/CDC in Defining HIV Epidemic in Swaziland

Westat is supporting the Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey (SHIMS 2, 2016) for ICAP at Columbia University.

Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the goals of the project are to define the status of the HIV epidemic in Swaziland while integrating...

04-052016 William Sabol, Former BJS Director, Joins Westat to Oversee Justice, Child Welfare, and Family Services Research

William Sabol, Ph.D., has joined Westat as a Vice President and will oversee our Justice, Child Welfare, and Family Services project portfolio. Prior to joining Westat, Dr. Sabol was the Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

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04-042016 Westat Co-Founder to Receive Honorary Degree from the University of Wyoming

Donald W. King, one of Westat’s three founders, will receive an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Wyoming (UW) at May’s commencement ceremony. Mr. King grew up in Wyoming and...

03-312016 Westat Competes in First Round of Innovation Next Awards’ Program to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Westat has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Innovation Next Awards, a program of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Westat is among 10 teams chosen from a field of 127 applicants to bring a “design...

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