Patient preferences considered for the first time in FDA decision to approve first-of-kind obesity device
RTI Health Solutions (RTI-HS), a business unit of RTI International, partnered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to conduct a study on patients’ preferences which contributed to the Agency’s regulatory decision to approve the Maestro Rechargeable System, a first-of-kind device to treat obesity.
Incisional hernia repairs among older men rose 24.2 percent from 2001 to 2010
Incisional hernia repairs among men age 65 years and older rose 24.2 percent in the United States from 2001 to 2010, according to a study by researchers from RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Many U.S. consumers do not use a food thermometer when cooking poultry, despite hazardous risks
Many consumers do not follow some recommended food safety practices when handling raw poultry at home, according to a study conducted by RTI International, Tennessee State University and Kansas State University.
RTI International, USAID partner with Jordanian Ministry of Education to improve reading, math learning outcomes
The United States Agency for International Development has named RTI International the lead implementer of its Early Grade Reading and Math Project (USAID RAMP) in Jordan. The initiative, which supports USAID’s goal of improving reading skills for 100 million children in primary grades by 2015, builds on a successful RTI-led reading and math intervention during the 2013-2014 school year.
National commission launched to address hunger in America
In an effort to find ways to help Americans who have difficulty affording sufficient healthy food for themselves and their families, Congress has appointed a bipartisan National Commission on Hunger, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014.
Wayne Holden named Triangle Global Health Champion
Wayne Holden, Ph.D., president and CEO of RTI International, has been named Triangle Global Health Champion by the Triangle Global Health Consortium.
Jerry Hedge appointed to founding editorial board of Work, Aging and Retirement journal
Jerry Hedge, Ph.D., a senior research psychologist and director of RTI International’s Workforce and Organizational Effectiveness Program, has been appointed to serve as a consulting editor on the Founding Editorial Board of the Work, Aging and Retirement journal.
Jonathan Wald elected president of Society for Participatory Medicine
Jonathan Wald, MD, director of patient-centered technologies at RTI International’s Center for the Advancement of Health Information Technology, has been elected president of the Society for Participatory Medicine starting in October 2015.
Kati Copley-Merriman named Value in Health Editorial Advisory Board member
Kati Copley-Merriman, vice president of Market Access and Outcomes Strategy at RTI Health Solutions (RTI-HS), a business unit of RTI International, has been named a member of the Value in Health Editorial Advisory Board.