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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...

03-312016 Westat Presents Research and Leads 3-Day Seminar at 2016 AERA

Investing in innovation, city-funded pre-K initiatives, and quality connections in early education are among the topics Westat staff will address at the American Educational Research Association (...

03-222016 Data and Geography Intersect at the 2016 American Geographers Conference

What commercial data sources about residential histories aid in cancer research? What are the geographic challenges for kids in foster care? Westat staff will answer these questions at the American Association of Geographers (AAG)...

03-212016 Westat Continues Support Services on OPM's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Westat will continue to provide consultation and support services to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to ensure that the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) meets best survey and research practices and that its findings are effectively reported and disseminated. The survey is...

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