Another measure to block advance of NC renewables law falls
– The Charlotte Observer
North Carolina electric companies must keep planning to generate more power through alternative sources and other measures after an effort to freeze those requirements failed to advance Wednesday through a House committee.
Wearable sensors will measure how much air pollution city cyclists inhale
– Next City
In the past, personal air pollution monitors like this one would have only been able to measure the dose of pollution over the full period the person was wearing it; the MicroPEM (which is made by the research company RTI International) can log data every 30 seconds.
RTP company leads study for 'fast-acting' PTSD treatment
Research Triangle Park's RTI International is leading a new study on a medical procedure that it says will better treat post-traumatic stress disorder among U.S. service members.
TBJ's 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards: 2015 winners revealed
– Triangle Business Journal
Triangle Business Journal on Tuesday unveiled its 2015 class of 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards winners.
Researchers to test PTSD treatment with $2 million federal grant
– Stars and Stripes
A Triangle research institute has received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to test a medical procedure to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.
Triangle researchers to test PTSD treatment with $2 million federal grant
– The News & Observer
RTI International will lead the first randomized, controlled trials of a procedure that involves injecting an anesthetic into a nerve tissue center at the base of the neck to treat PTSD patients.
Private college scholarships less likely to go to poorest students
– PBS NewsHour
Low-income and first-generation students at those schools, in particular, “are not knowledgeable enough about what’s available for them,” the results suggest, said Nicole Ifill, an analyst at the education research firm RTI International who co-authored the NACAC report.
Guest commentary- Building an integrated approach to global food security, nutrition, and agricultural development
– The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
The United Nations-led process to establish sustainable development goals (SDGs) is moving forward with active and broad participation.
Study finds 1.2 percent of preschoolers on Medicaid use psychotropic drugs
– Health Canal
A new study finds that that 1.2 percent of American preschool children on Medicaid are using psychotropic drugs, including antidepressants, mood stabilizers and medications for attention-deficit disorder.
TBJ's 2015 Life Sciences Awards winners revealed
– Triangle Business Journal
Triangle Business Journal and accounting giant BDO unveiled its third-annual class of Life Sciences Awards winners on Wednesday.
Spencer: Bystanders must step in to stop sexual assault
– AirForce Times
Spencer said he met last month with experts on sexual assault from the Research Triangle Institute -- a nonprofit in North Carolina that helps government agencies — to help the Air Force develop strategies for preventing sexual assault.
Research on vaping starts to clear smoke on possible health effects
– York Dispatch
As far as health impacts of vaping, "we know a little bit," but there's more science to be done, Glantz said during a March research briefing on an RTI International study of the secondhand effects of vaping.
Why universities are bleeding their STEM undergrad enrollment
Many engineering graduates were told the same thing walking into their first undergraduate class: “Look to the person on your left. Look to the person on your right. One of you won’t graduate.” Scare tactic or not, a recent RTI International study suggests this statistic holds up.
DNA testing offers insight into newborn health, survival
– U.S. News & World Report
Decoding a baby's DNA gives parents the ability to look into the future of their child's health, allowing them to make decisions about care and treatment for those who are sick.
The future of curry-flavored foods
– Prepared Foods
Food product developers are tapping into a growing “curry culture” driven by the expanded culinary influences of new Americans
Many students starting STEM education aren't finishing
For the better part of the last decade educators, industry leaders and policymakers have promoted an increase in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum in high school and college.
Should you be sending 2 resume types? Recruiters share their top CV advice
A CV is a reflection of how a person might behave, according to Jon Herstein, international human resources operations director and HR business partner for RTI International.
RTI International toilet prototype to be piloted in Ahmedabad
– The Hindu Business Line
In a bid to join the ‘great toilet rush’ in India spurred by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to build toilets, US-based research & development institute, RTI International, is getting ready to pilot a prototype in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, in partnership with infra major L&T and non-profit SEWA.
One-third of college STEM majors switch fields by graduation
About a quarter of high performing students who began pursuing a bachelor's degree between 2003 and 2009 declared a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) major; however, nearly a third of these students had transferred out of STEM fields by spring 2009, according to a study.
RTI International New Model for Collaboration
RTI International, an independent, nonprofit institute that provides research, development, and technical services, has created a new model for collaborative problem solving and idea generation.
RTI International improving informed consent practice
The more informed patients are, the more likely they will complete a clinical trial.
Which part of a bicycle would you be? Recruiters share their go-to interview questions
But expect the tables to turn if you interview with Jon Herstein, international human resources operations director and HR business partner for RTI International.
Making a mark in Malawi: A young girl teaches her father to read
The USAID/Malawi Early Grade Reading Activity is a three-year, $24 million program implemented by RTI International in August 2013.
Big data transforming site location decisions, economic development
– WRAL TechWire
The ubiquitous nature of data today is changing the game for companies making location decisions and the communities and organizations seeking to recruit them.
At some nursing homes, a changing attitude toward death
– Philadelphia Inquirer
Even in nursing homes, where hundreds of thousands of people die each year, death has long been a touchy subject.
Stepping on the gas
– Business North Carolina
Vikram Rao tools around the Raleigh-Durham area in a red 2015 Mazda Miata with the top down regardless of the cold, unless it’s raining or snowing.