New book examines costs, benefits of making homeland security choices
To address the growing challenges of creating adequate security regulations to protect against terrorism, a new book, “Benefit-Cost Analyses for Security Policies,” offers an outline for evaluating homeland security policies within the framework of benefit-cost analysis.
Study: Employers interested in using MOOCs for professional development
Many employers are generally receptive to using massive open online courses, called MOOCs, for employee professional development, according to a study by researchers at RTI International.
RTI International calls for campaign to fight cancer in India
As India comes to terms with millions of new cases and more than 700,000 deaths annually related to cancer, delegates at the two-day symposium, “Cancer Prevention in India,” called for immediate action to promote a strategic communication campaign to improve cancer literacy and marshal resources to strengthen early detection and treatment linkages in India.
RTI International completes key operational milestone for DOE-funded warm syngas cleanup and carbon capture technology at Tampa Electric Company
Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Energy joined RTI International and Tampa Electric Company to recognize a key operational milestone for a large demonstration-scale application of RTI's warm synthesis gas (syngas) desulfurization process technology at Tampa Electric Company's coal gasification plant site in Polk County, Florida.
RTI International, North Carolina State University collaborate on using drones for social science research
RTI International and North Carolina State University are partnering to better understand how drones can be used for research, particularly statistical sampling for social science research.
University students in India encouraged to play role in cancer prevention
To bridge the gap between youth and their access to key health information on cancer, RTI International, Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance and Public Health Foundation of India, hosted an informative session today on Cancer Prevention “Voices for Cancer: Your Role In Prevention” at Miranda House,a college for women at the University of Delhi.
Pamela K. Lattimore receives highest honor for corrections researchers by the American Correctional Association
Pamela K. Lattimore, Ph.D., director of RTI International’s Center for Justice, Safety, and Resilience, has been awarded the American Correctional Association’s 2015 Peter P. Lejins Research Award.
RTI International hosts symposium to accelerate cancer prevention in India
RTI International and the American Cancer Society are co-hosting a symposium to address the burden of cancers in India at the Metropolitan Hotel in New Delhi, Feb. 19-20.
Teens likely to combine multiple forms of tobacco, study finds
Teens who use tobacco products are likely to use more than one product, including e-cigarettes, hookahs and pipes, and smokeless tobacco, according to a new study by RTI International.
Suneeta Krishnan named RTI International’s India country director
Suneeta Krishnan, Ph.D., a social epidemiologist at RTI International, has been named India country director for RTI’s new subsidiary, Research Triangle Institute Global India Private Limited that is based in New Delhi.
Technical education certificates, degrees may offer higher earning potential for disadvantaged students, study shows
Disadvantaged, low-income students may have a higher earning potential by entering a technical certificate or associate’s degree program than a four-year program, according to a study by RTI International, American Institutes for Research and Georgetown University.
Study: Nutrition education program can improve children’s at-home consumption of fruits and vegetables
A child’s at-home consumption of fruits and/or vegetables and/or use of low-fat or fat-free milk can be improved by some nutrition education programs in low-income child care centers and elementary schools, according to a study by researchers from RTI International, Altarum Institute and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
RTI International launches wholly owned subsidiary in India
To help India address its enduring and emerging development challenges, RTI International established a permanent presence in the country, a wholly owned subsidiary, Research Triangle Institute Global India Private Limited.
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.