Voluntary expanded newborn screening should be offered shortly after birth, suggests RTI International experts
Voluntary newborn screening for disorders that are not part of regular state screening programs should be offered to families shortly after birth, suggests an editorial by Donald Bailey, Ph.D., and c, M.D., researchers at RTI International.
John Loft elected to serve on executive council for American Association for Public Opinion Research
John Loft, Ph.D., principal scientist at RTI Internattional, has been elected as an executive council member for the American Association for Public Opinion Research. He will serve as Standards Committee Associate Chair for the 2015-2016 term.
RTI International health economist testifies before US House of Representatives on Medicare post-acute care
Melissa Morley, Ph.D., senior health economist in the Health Care Financing and Payment Program at RTI, told members of the U.S. House that standardized patient assessment data and additional analyses of the complexities of bundled payment are critical to developing a payment system for episodes of post-acute care.
Laurie Braun promoted to vice president of Financial Planning and Analysis at RTI International
Laurie Braun has been promoted to vice president of Financial Planning and Analysis at RTI International.
Fikreab Kebede Hadero appointed president of the Ethiopian Public Health Association
Fikreab Kebede Hadero, M.D., technical advisor for neglected tropical diseases with RTI International in Ethiopia, has been appointed to serve as president of the Ethiopian Public Health Association.
RTI International to test PTSD treatment for U.S. service members
In an effort to better treat posttraumatic stress disorder among U.S. service members, RTI International is leading a study on a medical procedure, called Stellate Ganglion Block, that offers the potential for fast-acting symptom relief.
Study: Nutrition education can help low-income older adults eat more fruit and vegetables
Nutrition education can increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables among low-income seniors, according to a study conducted by RTI International, Altarum Institute and Michigan State University Extension.
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 by RTI International.
Nicole Barnes, Meaghan McGrath named Triangle Business Journal 2015 Women in Business Awards winners
Triangle Business Journal recognized Nicole Barnes, vice president of Business Strategy and Communications at RTI International, and Meaghan McGrath, environmental engineer at RTI, as 2014 Women in Business Awards winners.