Workforce development experts to discuss global youth employment crisis at DC policy forum
Leading workforce development experts will discuss the global youth employment crisis at a policy forum at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15.
HBCUs move to address campus sexual assaults, but is it enough?
The largest survey about sexual assaults on HBCU campuses was conducted in 2008 by the nonprofit research group, RTI International. Four thousand undergraduate women at four HBCUs participated, says Christopher Krebs, the survey's lead researcher.
Intimate partner violence: What we tell our children can make a difference
– Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Human Capital Blog
Our children must continuously hear the message that violence within relationships, whether platonic or romantic, is unacceptable. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is not a private matter but one that we all must confront directly.
NIH and VA address pain and related conditions in U.S. military personnel, veterans and their families
RTI International has been awarded one of thirteen research projects to explore nondrug approaches to managing pain and related health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), drug abuse and sleep issues. The effort seeks to enhance options for the management of pain and associated problems in U.S. military personnel, veterans and their families.
Child maltreatment underreported in Medicaid claims, study finds
– Health Canal
Medicaid claims are a poor way to identify child abuse and neglect at a population level, according to a study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Making political will work for health systems
– USAID LMG Blog
The strength of a health system, however, depends on what country actors are willing and able to do, not just what donors will fund. To incorporate the perspectives of these country actors into the concept of political will, the USAID-funded Health Policy Project proposes a different approach to thinking about political will.
Study: Mass rape occurred during post-election violence in Kenya
New evidence shows mass rape occurred during the post-election violence period following the 2007 presidential election in Kenya, according to research by RTI International, Physicians for Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, and Nakuru Provincial General Hospital.
For first time, two districts win 2014 broad prize: Gwinnett county public schools, Orange county public schools share $1 million award
– Yahoo! News
The selection jury evaluated quantitative data on the finalists that consisted of publicly available student performance data compiled and analyzed by RTI International, one of the world's leading research institutes.
Global rates of violent crime can be halved with the right policies, experts say
Levels of violent crime such as intimate partner violence, child abuse, murder and gang violence could be halved in 30 years if governments implement the right policies, according to leading researchers at the World Health Organization and University of Cambridge Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014.
Alan Karr named director of Center of Excellence for Complex Data Analysis at RTI International
RTI International has selected Alan Karr, Ph.D., as director of the Center of Excellence for Complex Data Analysis. In this position, Karr will be responsible for a number of activities related to complex data analysis across RTI including: statistical training, the Center’s visiting scholar program and the Triangle Census Research Data Center.
Ari Gnanasakthy, Karoly Kulich join RTI Health Solutions adding decades of pharmaceutical research experience
Ari Gnanasakthy and Karoly Kulich, Ph.D., have joined RTI Health Solutions, a business unit of RTI International. Gnanasakthy serves as head of Patient-Reported Outcomes, and Kulich as senior director of Patient-Reported Outcomes.
RTI International to integrate women-focused evidence-based HIV intervention into general practice in South Africa
Experts at RTI International are using an innovative implementation science method to bridge the gap between research and practice by integrating a women-focused evidence-based intervention into general practice in South Africa.
By The Numbers: Search NIH Grant Data By Institution
– National Public Radio
RTI International, Duke Clinical Research Institute to serve as data coordinating center for mapping the developing human lung
The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute announced that the Duke Clinical Research Institute, in conjunction with RTI International, will serve as data coordinating center for the Molecular Atlas of Lung Development Program (LungMAP).
Seminar on maternal, newborn mortality from Sep 5
– Web India 123
Dr Marian Koso Thomas, Programme Officer NICHD Global Network, Bethesdo MD, USA, Dr Richard Derman USA and Dr Dennis Wallace senior statistician, RTI International USA, would also attend.
RTI International, UNC to survey muscular dystrophy in North Carolina’s Piedmont
RTI International, in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct muscular dystrophy surveillance in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Information collected from the population-based surveillance and follow-up will support research to aid improvements in diagnosis, care and policy.
Why campuses can't talk about alcohol when it comes to sexual assualt
– The Chronicle of Higher Education
"The discussion of alcohol and sexual violence is the third rail of discourse," says Christopher P. Krebs, a senior social-science researcher for the company RTI International who has studied the effects of alcohol on sexual assault. "It’s something no one wants to go near."
$707 million: Why North Carolina 'likes' Facebook
– Triangle Business Journal
When a tech giant picks North Carolina for an expansion, the ripples mean more than just tech jobs. That’s according to a new report, compiled by Research Triangle Park-based RTI International.
RTI study: Facebook's data center delivers $1.2B impact to NC
– WRAL TechWire
Facebook's massive data center in western N.C. hasn't delivered thousands of jobs, but it has provided a substantial boost to the state's economy at more than $1.2 billion. So says RTI International in a new report.
Mobile device helps nurses identify domestic violence in Bangalore, India
– Population Reference Bureau
A new program is training nurses in Indian hospitals to use a mobile device to identify women at risk of violence and promote disclosure.