WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amy Sink Davies, a senior director at RTI International, has been promoted to vice president for Food Security and Agriculture for the International Development Group at RTI International. 

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Recognizing National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC As the U.S. opioid epidemic continues to produce high levels of morbidity and mortality, we are in need of innovative solutions that help people who inject drugs and their surrounding community.  Because of the stigma and illegal nature of opioid use and the lack of housing for impoverished people in the U.S., people sometimes inject drugs in public bathrooms, community parks, and other public spaces. This creates public health and safety issues for them and for people who may encounter them and their discarded dirty needles.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – Non-communicable diseases — such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and diabetes — are responsible for more than 36 million deaths across the globe each year. 14 million of these constitute premature mortality, and 90 percent of these premature deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina — Thom Miano, a research data scientist in the Center for Data Science at RTI International, was recently accepted to the 2018 Assembly Program sponsored by Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and the MIT Media Lab.

Your everyday products, like plastics, gasoline, even antibiotics, or fragrances, are made from fossil fuels. What if we, instead, used biomass to make these products at comparable pricing? This is where RTI’s direct thermochemical liquefaction technology, via catalytic fast pyrolysis, comes into play.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – When an individual needs psychiatric care, the first thing to do is to check one’s insurance plan to find a provider. Unfortunately, what many people find are barriers - limited “in network” choice of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals —which translates into decreased access and increased out-of-pocket costs for “out-of-network” services.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – Decades of innovations in inhaled pharmaceutical product development show the benefits of inhaled drug therapy to treat diseases such as asthma and cystic fibrosis. A new book, “Inhaled Pharmaceutical Product Development Perspectives: Challenges and Opportunities,” discusses the current state of the science of inhalation technology and its potential as a route of drug administration for a broader range of diseases.

Recognizing World AIDS Day