In honor of Women’s History Month, Karen Davis, chief information officer for the Social, Statistical, and Environmental Sciences and vice president, research computing division at RTI, urges women leaders to be needed mentors.   

In the public sphere, innovation is too often discussed in terms of the next groundbreaking technology or product that will single-handedly shape the human experience. We look at end products and assume they’re the result of giant leaps, straight lines, or eureka moments. At research institutes like RTI, the innovation reality is quite different. For us, innovation follows deliberate paths that require commitment to strategy, perseverance, and collaboration.

While there has been increased research on how developmental changes in executive functions (EF) during early childhood contribute to children’s school readiness, most of it has focused on children in high-income countries. Much remains unknown about the impact of executive functions on the performance of children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— RTI International has partnered with Papyrus S.A., a Haitian management firm, to implement a new, five-year project to source maize locally for the grain processing company and large-scale buyer Les Moulins d’Haiti (LMH). The project aims to better integrate women and youth into the maize value chain, as well as foster their efforts through a small grants fund to promote innovation and efficiency.

Honoring International Women's Day

Research Triangle Park, NC—F. Ivy Carroll, a Distinguished Fellow for medicinal chemistry at RTI International’s Center for Drug Discovery, has received the annual Achievement Award from the University of West Georgia College of Science & Mathematics, presented by the UWG Alumni Association and Board of Directors.

Carroll has had a long and distinguished career at RTI. He helped develop a diagnostic agent for Parkinson's disease, as well as various compounds for the treatment of for cocaine and nicotine addictions and central nervous system disorders. 

Currently, we are surrounded by exciting signs of a strong global movement toward gender support and activism. #MeToo and #TimesUp have brought a resounding call for transparency and an impetus to action the U.S. has never seen. An increasing number of reports (McKinsey & Co) highlight that better decisions and business outcomes result from women being part of the process. This is notable progress as we jet toward gender parity.

The Duke Center for AIDS Research is hosting "Stories, Drinks, and Tasty Bites" to celebrate both International Women’s Day and the opening of the Center for Global Reproductive Health at Duke and to share efforts to improve the lives of women and girls around the world.

March 8, 2018
4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
John Hope Franklin Center
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240

The 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York March 12- 23, 2018. This year’s theme is "Empowering Rural Women and Girls," and RTI International’s Dr. Wendee Wechsberg has been chosen as the Special Distinguished Guest. Dr.

Imagine walking into a school where a sense of community pervades the entryway and enlivens the hallways. A collective mission and vision and a set of shared values are evident not only through artifacts and displays on the walls but also, more importantly, through the actions of everyone you meet – students, teachers, and staff. Everyone, including students, feels ownership of the school and everyone shows respect to you, to the school environment, and to one another. No one is singled out or bullied, and everyone has a sense of safety and personal well-being.