RTI International will partner with Bertie County Schools (NC) as part of their 2019 Teacher Compensation Models and Advanced Teaching Roles award from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Through the “Bertie THRIVEs: Teachers Raising Instructional Voice and Excellence” program, RTI International will provide support in program implementation, teacher coaching, culture leadership, and continuous improvement.

Stigma is used to describe the negative way we think about, feel and act towards someone who is different from us. Who and what we stigmatize knows no bounds. We talk about ‘stigma’ in situations of being diagnosed as mentally ill, or having HIV, or being addicted to pain killers or alcohol. But what is meant by ‘stigma’ in these situations is rarely articulated.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — Recognizing employers that encourage cultures that welcome and support all workers, Forbes magazine has included RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, among its 2019 list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. RTI ranked at #359 out of 500 companies independently surveyed from a large sample of U.S. companies and employees representing 24 of America’s leading industries in Forbes’ second year of its annual list.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, collaborated with the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health (NCSLPH) to publish North Carolina Medical Journal’s special January-February issue focused on newborn screening.

The health care industry is shifting towards value-based care, which presents unprecedented opportunities and challenges for the U.S. health care system. In an effort to understand and address these issues, RTI’s Health Care Research Economist Denise Clayton, PhD, will participate in the Triangle Business Journal’s Health Care 2020 event on January 18, 2019 as one of four expert panelists.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC—Dr. Jean C. O’Connor, a senior public health practitioner with RTI International (RTI), a nonprofit research institute, has been named an at-large member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) National Board of Directors. The ADA welcomed new members of the board in an announcement on Tuesday.

As an expert on youth in the workforce, when asked to get involved with the Hult Prize @Duke—a competition among college students around the world to generate ideas that could create 10,000 jobs for youth within 10 years—I jumped at the opportunity to get on the court. Duke University seeded 17 teams of three to four students who had ideas they wanted to pursue. I was to serve as a judge (referee) for the “final four.” (I was disappointed not to have been given a striped shirt).

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC—Researchers from RTI International (RTI), a nonprofit research institute, are among the awardees of the Duke-RTI Collaborative Translational Research Grant. The awardees work in RTI’s Center for Drug Discovery, and will explore drugs to combat chronic pain and cancer.

The grant is part of a joint program launched in fall 2018 between RTI and the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Accelerator that aims to advance drug discovery research by combining the strengths of each institution.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC—RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, collaborated with several leading research organizations on seven articles on the development, execution and early findings of the Recipient Epidemiology Donor Evaluation Study (REDS)-III Red Blood Cell-Omics Study (RBC-Omics). The papers appear in the January 2019 issue of Transfusion.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NCA new study from RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, found significant declines in the rates of uninsured individuals with mental health and substance use disorders after the national expansion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014. The study was published today in the journal Psychiatric Services.