Westat News Archive

Westat Team Wins in 2016 Medidata Symposium Hackathon

A Westat team of IT experts was a joint winner in the Medidata Symposium Hackathon, which was held in Phoenix, Arizona, as part of the annual Medidata Symposium, October 17-19, 2016. The event was an application design and coding competition sponsored by Medidata and provided a great opportunity...

2016 International Blaise Users Conference Featured Westat Participants

Westat joined an international cadre of Blaise developers, systems staff, survey methodologists, and survey operations personnel at the 17th International Blaise Users Conference (IBUC), hosted...

Westat Presents at UNECE Workshop on Statistical Data Collection

Westat President James E. Smith, PhD, gave a keynote address titled “Survey Data Collection: The Data Integration View” at the 2016 United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Workshop on Statistical Data Collection on October 3, 2016, in The Hague, the Netherlands. Learn more about...

2016 Public Policy Analysis and Management Conference Attracts Westat Research

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop new nutrition standards for school meals. These standards, implemented in the 2012-13 school year, are designed to lead to improvements in meal quality and nutrition-related child outcomes....

Westat to Conduct VA's VE-HEROeS to Learn about Health of Vietnam Era Veterans

VA scientists, working with Westat, will conduct the Vietnam Era Health Retrospective Observational Study (VE-HEROeS) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The study will help VA determine if the overall health of Vietnam War theater veterans (who served in Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos...

Westat Continues Clinical Studies Monitoring Service for NCCIH

Westat will be continuing to support the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) in its mission to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative health practices.

Since 2011, Westat has worked...

2016 APHA Features Westat Research

Helping expand care for youth with serious mental health issues, identifying prescription drugs with the potential for abuse, and using Twitter to increase awareness of the HPV vaccine are just a few of the topics Westat staff will share their research on at the...

European Evaluation Society Meeting Includes Westat Research

How do you conduct research in the middle of a conflict? What leads to successful and enduring behavior change? How do you adapt evaluations to help systems adapt and be sustainable? Westat staff members provided insight and advice on these timely topics and other compelling questions at the...

2016 AEA Conference Draws Westat Research

Westat staff will be participating at the 30th Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, October 24 to 29, 2016. Our staff will be presenting on a range of...

Edward C. Bryant Scholarship Trust Fund Award Recipient for 2016 Announced

The Edward C. Bryant Scholarship Trust Fund Award for 2016 was presented to Judith N. Law of the University of Maryland. The scholarship is awarded to outstanding graduate students in survey statistics to help support their graduate education.

Westat established the Edward C. Bryant...