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-...
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....
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...
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, ...
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...
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....
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...
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).
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...
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...