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12-19-2014 RTI International to support effort to reduce blindness caused by trachoma in Mozambique
As part of an effort to end blindness caused by trachoma, the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust named RTI International the coordinating agency to provide essential support to the Mozambique Trachoma Control Programme for scaling-up trichiasis surgery in Mozambique through implementing partners Sightsavers and Light for the World.
12-18-2014 What MOOCs teach us online eduction
– MIT Technology Review
Three years ago, several of us at stanford launched the first massive open online courses, or MOOCs.
12-17-2014 New radio show to feature stories from social science, hosted by RTI International’s Brian Southwell
A new radio show on WNCU-FM (90.7 in the Raleigh-Durham broadcast market) will feature stories from social science and interviews by host Brian Southwell, Ph.D., director of the Science in the Public Sphere Program at RTI International.
12-17-2014 Program to support home-based services leads to slower growth of Medicare costs, LeadingAge analysis finds
– McKnight's Long Term Care News
A program that supports people's transitions between healthcare settings and coordinates care has slowed the growth of Medicare costs, according to an evaluation by the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research and RTI International.
12-16-2014 New 3-D imaging catheter aims to reduce risk of complications during cardiac interventions
– News-Medical
An emerging 3-D imaging catheter aims to provide cardiologists with a live view from inside the heart during cardiac catheterizations.
12-16-2014 Year in review: Risks of e-cigarettes emerge
– ScienceNews
Electronic cigarettes are marketed as a safer alternative to inhaling the combustion products of tobacco. And to some extent, that’s correct.
12-16-2014 1 in 5? Data and the debate about campus rape
– U.S. News & World Report
In recent days, one of the key data points that is a rallying cry for activists working on campus sexual assault has come under assault itself.
12-15-2014 New imaging catheter for treatment of heart disease could reduce cardiac intervention complications
An emerging 3-D imaging catheter aims to provide cardiologists with a live view from inside the heart during cardiac catheterizations. Developed by RTI International, the catheter contains an ultrasound microarray made using semiconductor circuit fabrication that can provide unprecedented volumetric field-of-view, in real time.  
12-15-2014 Setting the record straight on '1-in-5'
– Time
If you’ve followed the discussion about sexual assault on college campuses in America, it’s likely you’ve heard some variation of the claim that 1-in-5 women on college campuses in the United States has been sexually assaulted or raped.
12-12-2014 Task force members named for health IT safety center road map
RTI International has announced the members of a task force helping create a road map for the development of a national health IT safety center. 
12-11-2014 New higher education project launches in El Salvador, aims to boost economic growth
The $22 million project – implemented by RTI International - will run through 2019 and aims to improve higher education in El Salvador to boost Salvadoran competitiveness and economic growth. The project contributes to El Salvador’s Partnership for Growth Presidential Initiative (PFG).
12-11-2014 '1 in 5': how a study of 2 colleges became the most cited campus sexual assault statistic
– Vox
When people talk about sexual assault on college campuses, there's one statistic that comes up again and again: one woman in five is sexually assaulted between the beginning of freshman year and graduation.
12-11-2014 The dueling data on campus rape
– The Marshall Project
On Monday Emily Yoffe published a long piece in Slate arguing that the Obama administration and college officials have become overwrought in their concern about campus sexual assaults.
12-11-2014 U.S. taxpayers burdened by smoking-related ills
– Health Day
The health care costs of cigarette smoking in the United States are as much as $170 billion a year, and taxpayers pick up the tab for nearly two-thirds of that amount, a new study says.
12-11-2014 New report explores pros and cons of working with real world medical data
– News-Medical
A new report by researchers at RTI Health Solutions (RTI-HS) and parent company RTI International, found that although healthcare databases have allowed for greater access to real world medical data, using databases to evaluate the safety of medical products is complex and requires careful research consideration.
12-11-2014 Veteran-owned small businesses connect with government decision makers
– WABE
Recent data show veterans who have served since September 11, 2001, have a higher unemployment rate than the national average. As the government works to reduce that rate, a convention in Atlanta this week focused on helping veterans who own small businesses.
12-10-2014 Linda Dimitropoulos to serve on national health IT patient safety expert panel
Linda Dimitropoulos, Ph.D., director of the Center for the Advancement of Health IT at RTI International, has been selected to join the National Quality Forum’s Health IT Patient Safety Expert Panel for the Prioritization and Identification of Health IT and Patient Safety Measures project.
12-10-2014 Pros and cons of using big data to monitor drug safety
– ScienceDaily
A new report by researchers at RTI Health Solutions (RTI-HS) and parent company RTI International, found that although healthcare databases have allowed for greater access to real world medical data, using databases to evaluate the safety of medical products is complex and requires careful research consideration.
12-10-2014 Georgia State/CDC study: U.S. taxpayers bear financial burden of smoking-related disease
– Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Cigarette smoking generates as much as $170 billion in annual health care spending in the United States, according to a new study co-authored by researchers at Georgia State University’s School of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and RTI International.
12-9-2014 Report: The pros and cons of using big data to monitor drug safety
A new report by researchers at RTI Health Solutions (RTI-HS) and parent company RTI International, found that although healthcare databases have allowed for greater access to real world medical data, using databases to evaluate the safety of medical products is complex and requires careful research consideration.
12-9-2014 RTI International to use social media data for e-cigarette surveillance and policy research
RTI International will pursue how the use of social media data can help researchers understand the proliferation of electronic cigarettes as part of research project grant from the National Institutes of Health Collaborative Research on Addiction initiative and the National Cancer Institute.
12-9-2014 Critics say survey figures inflate threat of on-campus rapes
– NorthJersey.com
The alarming government statistic that one in five women is sexually assaulted while in college has been cited by the Obama administration and in frequent news reports as it has become a rallying cry for changes on campus.
12-8-2014 RTI International awarded USAID indefinite quantity contract to improve urban and local governance
RTI International has been named a prime contractor on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) “Making Cities Work” indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract (IDIQ). 
12-8-2014 New RTI Press policy brief offers framework for developing Ebola-related organizational policies and procedures
In response to the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its implications for global organizations, RTI International has developed a framework to guide the development of Ebola-related policies and procedures for institutions and companies.
12-8-2014 Meeting evolving demands in international education
– Forbes
Relevant education and training opportunities are key to converting the current “youth bulge” into a development dividend, such as the large youth population that fueled growth in Asian countries in the 1960s.
12-8-2014 Health care law creates boom for federal contractors
– Pilot Online
Soon after Congress passed the landmark Affordable Care Act, the maker of submarines and tanks decided to expand its business related to health care.
12-8-2014 Take a CIO to lunch- if you have at least $500 and like Red Hat, Cree, Wells Fargo
– Triangle Business Journal
If lunch with a technology executive ranks on your holiday wish list, get to your computer – stat.
12-8-2014 Federal defense contractors find a new profitable business: Obamacare
– PBS
Two years ago General Dynamics, one of the biggest federal contractors, reported a quarterly loss of $2 billion.
12-7-2014 The college rape overcorrection
– Slate
Sexual assault on campus is a serious problem. But efforts to protect women from a putative epidemic of violence have led to misguided policies that infringe on the civil rights of men.
12-5-2014 See The Internet Of Things…In 3D
– Semiconductor Engineering
No, you don’t need 3D glasses to experience two of the hottest emerging technology trends in electronics — just take advantage of the longest running conference series on the topic of 3-D integrated circuits. Now in its 11th year, the 3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging conference will take place in San Francisco next week.
12-5-2014 EP ‘energy city’ to add $9bn to GDP annually
– Arab News
Saudi Aramco plans to establish a mega energy city in the Eastern Province that would contribute about SR33.75 billion ($9 billion) annually to the country’s gross domestic product, a top official has revealed.
12-4-2014 Why Rand Paul’s Eric Garner theory is flawed
– msnbc
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky made an eyebrow-raising argument Wednesday evening, blaming cigarette taxes and the politicians who voted in favor of them for the death of Eric Garner, an African-American New Yorker who died in July after a white police officer put him in a chokehold.
12-4-2014 Lifetime Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease High in U.S.
– Renal & Urology News
12-3-2014 Lomax embarks on new enterprise
– NC State News
In 2006, biologist Terri Lomax was not looking for a new job. She had already left behind a distinguished career in academia to lead research and technology development programs at NASA headquarters.
12-3-2014 Top Saudi organisations form alliance to drive innovation
– Trade Arabia
Six key partners from industry, research and academia have formed an alliance to drive the commercialisation and application of innovative research and development activities in Saudi Arabia.
12-3-2014 Top Saudi organisations form alliance to drive innovation
– Middle East Association
Six key partners from industry, research and academia have formed an alliance to drive the commercialisation and application of innovative research and development activities in Saudi Arabia.
12-2-2014 RTI International to hold 3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging Conference
The upcoming 3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging (3D ASIP) Conference will provide an opportunity for leaders from around the world to come together to discuss industry efforts and technology surrounding 2.5/3D device and systems integration and packaging. 
12-2-2014 Social media disparities
– Inside Higher Ed
The manner by which information travels on social media tends to corrode its accuracy. In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina's Brian Southwell discusses the disparity of shared information on the Internet.
12-2-2014 Brian Southwell, UNC at Chapel Hill- Social media disparity
– WAMC
Dr. Brian Southwell, research professor of mass communication and health behavior at the University of North Carolina, discusses the disparity of shared information on the internet.
12-1-2014 Testing hair for drugs reliable, but some experts nervous about use in legal setting
– The Star
Hair analysis — in particular the search for drugs and other substances held fast in human locks — has a long yet controversial history in the forensic sciences.
11-28-2014 5 ways small NGOs can broaden their reach
– Devex
Local development organizations play an important role in impacting local communities.
11-26-2014 RTI International on development challenges (and opportunities) in East Africa
– Devex
Mubita Lifwatila of RTI International discusses development challenges (and opportunities) in East Africa.
11-26-2014 How Medicaid reimbursements impact cancer screening rates
– American Journal of Managed Care
Physicians who receive higher reimbursements for routine office visits are more likely to perform cancer screening tests on Medicaid beneficiaries, according to a new study in Cancer.
11-24-2014 Not quite Fragile X: probing the premutation
– Biome
Here we ask one of the contributing authors Donald Bailey from the RTI International, USA, how the premutation manifests, what the challenges are in treating premutation carriers, and what some of major open questions in the field currently are.
11-23-2014 Higher Medicaid reimbursements for routine office visits linked to more cancer screening tests
– News Medical
11-21-2014 Solar power backers: Leave friendly NC laws alone
– WRAL TechWire
A report by the independent research firm RTI International released in April said about $2.7 billion million was invested in North Carolina clean energy development between 2007 and 2013.
11-21-2014 Solar power backers: Leave friendly NC laws alone
– News & Observer
Solar energy advocates urged North Carolina legislators on Thursday to resist pressure from big energy interests and leave in place incentives that have sprouted an industry that employs 3,000 statewide.
11-21-2014 Solar power backers: Leave friendly NC laws alone
– Associated Press
A report by the independent research firm RTI International released in April said about $2.7 billion was invested in North Carolina clean energy development between 2007 and 2013.
11-21-2014 Confluence of religion and politics: Extremism on the rise in Indonesia
– DW
In a DW interview, Robin Bush, a Jakarta-based Southeast Asia expert at the Research Triangle Institute (RTI), talks about the reasons behind the surge in blasphemy-related convictions over the past years and explains why she hopes that newly elected President Joko Widodo will be much more supportive of minority rights and religious freedom than his predecessor.
11-21-2014 Solar power backers: Leave friendly NC laws alone
– Bloomberg Businessweek
11-21-2014 Solar power backers: Leave friendly NC laws alone
– Yahoo! News
A report by the independent research firm RTI International released in April said about $2.7 billion was invested in North Carolina clean energy development between 2007 and 2013.