Survey: Food Safety Professional Lack Knowledge of Norovirus
Food safety professionals’ lack knowledge of norovirus, the most common agent of foodborne disease in the United States, according to a survey by researchers at RTI International, Clemson University, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
RTI International researcher testifies on technology needs to secure America’s borders
Joseph Eyerman, Ph.D., director of the Center for Security, Defense, and Safety at RTI International and co-director of the Institute for Homeland Security Solutions testified that the successful use of technology to secure America’s borders depends on the ability of workers to employ the technology in a way that allows them to more effectively engage the public.
Kami Spangenberg promoted to senior director of communications
Kami Spangenberg has been promoted to senior director of communications at RTI International.
RTI International statisticians to present new research findings at International Conference in Boston
RTI International statisticians will present new research related to statistical methodology at the annual American Statistical Association's Joint Statistical Meetings, Aug. 2 - 7 in Boston, Mass.
Primary school reading initiative boosts literacy in Kenya
Primary school literacy rates in Kenya can be improved through the Primary Mathematics and Reading initiative, according to a journal article by researchers at RTI International and Florida State University.
The study, published in the July 2014 issue of the International Journal of Educational Development, found that the Primary Mathematics and Reading (PRIMR) initiative increased oral reading fluency, reading comprehension and the proportion of children who could read at a set benchmark within one year of implementation.
Antismoking campaigns effective among minorities and people with lower education, income
Antismoking advertising effectively promotes attempts to quit smoking among vulnerable population groups, including minorities and people with lower education and income, according to a new study by researcher at RTI International.
Report: Vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by food insecurity, despite public programs
Vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, ethnic minorities, and low-income households are disproportionately affected by food insecurity, despite the extensive private and public food safety net in the United States, according to a new report by RTI International.
R. Craig Lefebvre awarded Philip Kotler Social Marketing Distinguished Service Award
R. Craig Lefebvre, Ph.D., lead change designer in the Center for Communication Science at RTI International, has been awarded the Philip Kotler Social Marketing Distinguished Service Award, "The Kotler Glass."
Jacob Williams elected co-chair of Roll Back Malaria Vector Control Working Group
Jacob Williams, director of integrated vector management at RTI International, has been elected co-chair of the Roll Back Malaria Vector Control Working Group.
RTI International advancing production of biomass-based transportation fuels
Researchers at RTI International are advancing RTI’s process technology for the cost-competitive production of biomass-based transportation fuels under a $3.1 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Craig A. Hill elected officer of American Statistical Association social statistics section
Craig A. Hill, Ph.D., unit vice president for Survey, Computing, and Statistical Sciences at RTI International, has been elected as an officer in the social statistics section of the American Statistical Association.
U.S. News & World Report announces 2014-15 best hospital rankings
The annual U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings named the Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital as the top three "honor roll" hospitals for 2014-15. The research was conducted by RTI International.
Michael Kaelin named a top chief financial officer by Triangle Business Journal
The Triangle Business Journal recognized Michael Kaelin, chief financial officer of RTI International, as one of the top chief financial officers in the Triangle.
Research brief: Nutritional education can improve food choices of low-income Americans across life span
The nutrition of low-income Americans can be improved across the life span through participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), according to a new research brief published by RTI Press.
RTI International experts to present latest research at 2014 International AIDS Conference
RTI International experts will present recent research related to HIV/AIDS prevention, intervention and treatment at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, July 20-25.
Health IT pilot successfully exchanges behavioral health data across state lines
In an effort to further the interoperability of health information, a pilot project successfully demonstrated the exchange of patient electronic behavioral health data across state lines.
Screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis could bring more harm than benefit
Researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and RTI International conducted an evidence review that was used by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a task force of national medical experts, to recommend against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in adults.
Study: Kansas adults with mental illness twice as likely to use tobacco
Kansas adults with mental illness are twice as likely to use tobacco as adults without mental illness, according to a new report by RTI International and funded by the Kansas Health Foundation.