Commentary: Innovation is an economic imperative for Indonesia
– Jakarta Globe
Around the world, national governments are recognizing that investment in science, technology and innovation is a key driver of economic growth.
Gov't launches two major education programmes
– Citizen Digital
The Ministry of Education wants to align two major programmes – Tusome and Global Partnership in Education – which aim at strengthening the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills to class one and two children in public primary schools respectively, this is according to the Principal Secretary for Education Dr. Belio Kipsang.
Invigorating the global development partnership
With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, the development community has set its guideposts for the next 15 years.
Electronic medical records also need to be improved, says Mark Graber, MD
– MedPage Today
What are some of the biggest keys to reducing diagnostic error? Communication and teamwork, according to Mark Graber, MD, senior fellow at RTI International.
Will natural gas move the transportation sector?
– Public Utilities Fortnightly
After Volkswagen got caught cheating on its emissions tests, it triggered a different discussion - just what fuels are the cleanest ones to burn in the transportation sector. - See more at: http://www.fortnightly.com/fortnightly/2015/10/will-natural-gas-move-transportation-sector?
Cost of medical care in Raleigh among the most expensive in nation, survey finds
– Triangle Business Journal
When it comes to the cost of living, the Triangle has it pretty good. Goods are typically cheaper here than many other parts of the country.
Cheap natural gas may be driving shell's decision to halt Arctic operations
It’s the ultimate irony — that parts of the oil sector and the environmental community agree that drilling should halt in the Alaskan waters, at least for now.
Liberia: USAID-EHELD wants more science students
– All Africa
The need for more students to study in the various sciences has been stressed by the USAID Excellence in Higher Education for Liberian Development Project (EHELD) being implemented by the Research Triangle Institute (RTI).
How mental health care cuts in NC will cost more than they save
– The News & Observer
Last week, North Carolina’s legislators announced a $110 million budget reduction across the state’s eight regional mental health agencies. Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article36603714.html#storylink=cpy
FDA's patient preference initiative: The need for evolving tools and policies
– FDA Voice
Last week we announced FDA’s first-ever Patient Engagement Advisory Committee, which will provide advice to the FDA Commissioner on complex issues relating to medical devices, the regulation of devices, and their use by patients.
RTI starts next phase in the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge
– WRAL TechWire
To improve sanitation in the developing world, RTI International launched its innovative on-site waste treatment and toilet prototype that processes, disinfects, and recycles human waste. Read more at http://wraltechwire.com/rti-starts-next-phase-in-the-reinvent-the-toilet-challenge/14922633/#ppuT3VYRDBEpLZKq.99
Pay more attention to public perceptions of fracking, speaker urges
– Oil & Gas Journal
Public impressions of unconventional oil and gas production in general and hydraulic fracturing in particular suggest more work needs to be done to give people actual information that will help them make intelligent decisions, a speaker at a Sept. 22 RTI International event suggested.
Kansas fares poorly in obesity rankings, Missouri more toward the middle
– The Kansas City Star
Cept to help test eco-friendly toilet
– The Times Group
In a first-of-its-kind research pro gramme in the state, the Centre for Environment Planning and Technology (Cept) campus will be home to a self-sustainable toilet that will produce its own electricity too. To be open for use by visitors from today, the toilet has been designed to separate human waste, converting solid waste into fuel and liquid waste into disinfected water.
– Projects at Work
A research institute is sidestepping bureaucratic barriers to innovation and spurring leadership across all organizational levels by applying Silicon Valley approaches to the more staid field of education.
Where America's obese live
To understand the environmental factors that contribute to the condition, the nonprofit research institute RTI International has created a new map that spotlights the at-risk population in neighborhoods across America.
A map of obesity in Philadelphia
– Philadelphia Magazine
The nonprofit RTI International put together a map showing where obesity is more prevalent in Philadelphia and other regions.
2015 TBJ Corporate Counsel of the Year awards: winners revealed
– Triangle Business Journal
Triangle Business Journal on Tuesday unveiled the winners of the Corporate Counsel of the Year Awards for 2015.