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4-22-2014 Institute unveils new method to curb malaria transmissions
– IPPmedia
Effective use of Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) can prevent transmission of malaria in regions with highest level of the disease, RTI International has said.
4-21-2014 Infection Control and the Built Environment: No Easy Answers
– Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare
For more than 160 years, healthcare providers have understood that aspects of the built or physical environment of hospitals may deter healing or cause patients to develop new health problems, including infections, even as they seek help for existing illness and injuries.
4-20-2014 ACLU checking jails for compliance with rape-prevention law
– News & Observer
The N.C. American Civil Liberties Union has been checking with county jails to see if they are adhering to the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, which requires holding youths under 18 separate from adults.
4-18-2014 A Best Children's Hospitals 2014-15 Progress Report
– U.S. News & World Report
Regular readers of this blog know that clinical data are by far the biggest factor in determining whether and where a pediatric center is ranked in any of the 10 Best Children's Hospitals specialties. In the current rankings, those data accounted for 75 percent of a hospital's score. To be evaluated by U.S. News, children's hospitals must supply us with raw numbers by completing a lengthy questionnaire. Enlisting their cooperation is therefore critical. And cooperate they do, more with each passing year.
4-17-2014 Liberia: USAID-EHELD team tours seven countries
– AllAfrica
The USAID-EHELD program, a five-year USAID funded educational project is being implemented by RTI International geared at training Liberian students in Engineering and Agriculture at the University of Liberia and Cuttington University, respectively.
4-16-2014 CCEMC names 24 Grand Challenge winners; each awarded $500K
– Clean Tech Canada
Two dozen carbon mitigation projects from North America and the United Kingdom have won $500,000 each from an Alberta-based not-for-profit to further development and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
4-15-2014 RTI report: N.C. clean-energy investment in 2013 nearly equals total for previous 6 years
– Triangle Business Journal
North Carolina companies invested almost $1.3 billion in renewable energy and efficiency projects last year, according to a new report produced by Research Triangle Park-based RTI International and commissioned by the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association.
4-15-2014 Report: Clean energy has positive impact on NC's economy
– WRAL TechWire
Clean energy investments have attracted billions of dollars and created thousands of jobs in recent years throughout North Carolina, according to a new study released on Monday.
4-14-2014 TBJ's 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards: 2014 winners revealed
– Triangle Business Journal
Triangle Business Journal on Monday unveiled its 2014 class of 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards winners.
4-14-2014 Getting ready to demo "warm" syngas cleanup at Polk IGCC
– Modern Power Systems
In 2010 RTI was selected by DOE to scale-up its warm syngas desulphurisation technology, which employs a ZnO based sorbent, for an installation in a demo facility at Tampa Electric's Polk IGCC plant (as part of a US national research effort to produce cleaner energy from domestic coal sources).
4-14-2014 Renewable energy industry touts economic benefits
– News & Observer
The N.C. Sustainable Energy Association once again commissioned RTI International to do an independent study.
4-14-2014 NC joined controversial voter cross-check program as other states were leaving
– Facing South
In evaluating ERIC's first year, RTI International, formerly known as the Research Triangle Institute, concluded, "Our analysis, based on high quality, independent data, finds that ERIC states improved on every measure we considered," including boosting voter registration and turnout and eliminating errors in voter files.
4-13-2014 A Sobering Story: Addicts must confront their demons, experts say
– Indiana Gazette
To understand what alcoholism and drug addiction are, it’s necessary to first understand what they aren’t — a character flaw, a moral weakness, or a personal decision on the part of an inherently bad person.
4-11-2014 Nursing homes send too many dementia residents to the hospital in their last year of life, study finds
– McKnight's Long-term Care News & Assisted Living
Nursing homes could do a better job of keeping residents with dementia out of the hospital during their last year of life, suggests recently published findings in Health Affairs.
4-9-2014 TECO breaks ground on $700 million project in polk
– The Ledger
RTI International, a research institute in Durham, N.C., in January completed construction of a $168 million demonstration plant at the Power Station site that could make coal-based electricity production more environmentally friendly and improve the efficiency of current technology.
4-9-2014 Combining previously unpaired materials enables better energy harvesting
– SPIE
A unique combination of two dissimilar high-temperature thermoelectric materials united with different cross-sectional area elements results in a 9.7% conversion efficiency in a single-couple thermoelectric device.
4-9-2014 What are Gwinnett schools doing right? What can we learn from them? District finalist for top prize
– Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The review board evaluated publicly available academic achievement data that were compiled and analyzed by RTI International, a leading global research institute.
4-8-2014 Hospital and ED use among Medicare beneficiaries with dementia varies by setting and proximity to death
– Health Affairs
Hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders are of particular concern because many of these patients are physically and mentally frail, and the care delivered in these settings is costly.
4-8-2014 Study: Seniors living in community with dementia are more likely to be hospitalized
– News-Medical
Seniors living in the community who have dementia are more likely to be hospitalized and visit the emergency department than those who do not have dementia, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International.
4-8-2014 State pilots test ID management for online services
– GCN
4-8-2014 E-cigarette advertising expenditures tripled from 2011 to 2012, study finds
– Innovations Report
4-7-2014 Community-living seniors with dementia more likely to be hospitalized than those without dementia
– ScienceDaily
Seniors living in the community who have dementia are more likely to be hospitalized and visit the emergency department than those who do not have dementia, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International.
4-6-2014 Doubts on military’s sex assault stats as numbers far exceed those for the U.S.
– Washington Times
The Pentagon’s survey results for the percentage of military women who are sexually assaulted in a year are much higher than the Justice Department’s findings for young women in the U.S.
4-5-2014 Youth letter: Smoking ban was the right thing for City Council to do
– Fort Collins Coloradoan
We’re writing in response to a letter to the editor from March 9, “ Outdoor smoking ban goes too far.” We appreciate Amanda Henchenski’s comments and concern about the Fort Collins outdoor smoking ban.
4-5-2014 Columnist: Military has far to go on women's rights
– Fayetteville Observer
A year ago, the military took a major step forward, finally lifting the ban on women in combat. However, its sluggish progress in actually implementing the integration and two recent sexual-assault cases clearly demonstrate that women's rights in the military face a continuing uphill battle.
4-4-2014 Why You Should Spring for a Really Good Mattress
– Yahoo! Finance
Up all night? If you’ve been able to rule out sleep apnea or other sleeping disorders, think twice about reaching for sleeping pills – the culprit might actually be your mattress. Replacing it won’t be cheap, but it may be worth it.
4-4-2014 E-cigarette advertising expenditures tripled from 2011 to 2012, study finds
– Digital Journal
4-3-2014 #SheBuilds boys and men
– Devex
RTI International just finished a project in South Africa working with men on changing their perceptions of women.
4-2-2014 Study: MOOCs viewed positively among employers
– Inside Higher Ed
Most North Carolina employers haven't heard of massive open online courses, but about three-quarters of them view MOOCs as having a positive effect on hiring decisions, a survey conducted by Duke University and RTI International shows.
3-29-2014 N.C. Zoo marks 40th with two new exhibits
– Courier-Tribune
The N.C. Zoo is kicking off its 40th Anniversary celebration this weekend with the opening of two new exhibits — the renovated and expanded kidZone and “Bugs: An Epic Adventure” — and a variety of entertainment.
3-27-2014 Teachers' supervisors get tablets for training
– The Star, Kenya
MORE than 1,000 teacher supervisors will use technology to help improve the quality of teaching in classrooms.
3-26-2014 Launch of National Tablets Programme
– Kenya News Agency
Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Professor Jacob Kaimenyi is taken through the Tablets by Deputy of Head of Office, the Department for International Development (DFID) Kenya Dr. Joanne Abbot as Research Triangle Institute (RTI) Chief of Party, Kenya Primary Math and Reading initiative (PRIMR) Dr. Benjamin Piper looks on during the Official launch of the Department for International Development(DFID) and Kenya-Funded project- Primary Math and Reading(PRIMR) Google Nexus Tablets Programme at a Nairobi Hotel on March 26th.
3-25-2014 First impressions: What not to do at a career networking event
– DevEx
This week, I spoke with recruiters from RTI International who will be attending Devex’s 6th Annual International Development Career Forum in Washington, D.C. to share tips and advice for professionals planning to attend the event this Friday, March 28.
3-25-2014 2 incontinence and prolapse procedures found to be comparable in women
– HealthCanal
Two common procedures to treat pelvic-organ prolapse without vaginal mesh are comparable in safety and efficacy, according to research published in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
3-25-2014 Study shows heart scans not always useful in prescribing statins
– Diagnostic & Invasive Cardiology
The researchers concluded that as long as the price of a statin remained low – 13 cents a pill – and did not reduce quality of life for patients, it was not cost-effective to perform a CAC test to target the drug therapy only toward those at increased risk of coronary heart disease.