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MIDUS: Midlife in the U.S. National Study of Health and Well-Being

The next round data collection for Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) is underway! The University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC) is contacting participants about completing an interview by phone, through 2024. With the help of our participants, MIDUS is teaching us a great deal about the factors that influence health and well-being as people age from early adulthood to later life.

UWSC Attends 2022 AASRO Meeting

UW Survey Center (UWSC) Associate Director and current AASRO President John Stevenson presided over the 2022 Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO) meeting. Center Directors from across the country met in September in Johnson City, Tennessee at East Tennessee State University to discuss current issues in managing academic survey research organizations (ASROs).

University of Chicago Chapin Hall releases new site exploring data of the UWSC-administered Midwest Young Adult (MYA) Study

Longtime UWSC client, Dr. Mark Courtney, with the University of Chicago Chapin Hall has released a new site exploring the data collected from the Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth, also known as the Midwest Young Adult (MYA) Study while it was administered by the UWSC in the early 2000s.

UWSC’s Jordyn Jenjak Awarded 2022 Alfred Reschke Award for Academic Excellence in Sociology

Please join us in congratulating UWSC Shift Leader & CAR student Jordyn Jenjak for winning the 2022 Alfred Reschke Award for Academic Excellence in Sociology. The scholarship award honors the late Alfred Reschke, a former student and assistant in the Sociology Department at UW-Madison and supports outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Sociology at UW-Madison.

UWSC Senior Programmer, Brendan Day awarded 2022 “Unsung Hero” IT Recognition Award

Brendan’s work encompasses all modes of data collection and touches every department at UWSC. His creation and support of the Project Operations Database (POD), management of the online ASM elections, and development and maintenance of numerous custom applications (among many other achievements) has played a critical role in making UWSC the successful organization it is today.

Longitudinal Study of Generations (LSOG)

The Longitudinal Study of Generations is contacting previous participants and inviting the fifth generation of participating families into the study. For over 50 years the Longitudinal Study of Generations has been exploring how families transmit culture, values, and beliefs across multiple generations. Researchers are interested in how interfamily relationships affect values, beliefs, health, and well-being over time. The University of Wisconsin Survey Center is honored to administer this important study.

John Stevenson, UWSC Associate Director Wins the 2022 John M. Kennedy Achievement Award, Named 2022-2023 AASRO President 

Please join us in congratulating our UWSC Associate Director, John Stevenson! John was awarded the 2022 John M. Kennedy Achievement award by the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO). Additionally, John was named the 2022-2023 AASRO President, where he will direct AASRO activities and preside over meetings.