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Released: 21-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
RTI International Offers First Independent Overview of Technology-Related Bootcamps in Newly Published Study
RTI International

RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, published a study on Thursday that provides the first overview of the technology-related bootcamp industry from an independent, non-industry-affiliated group.

Released: 1-Feb-2019 1:20 PM EST
Research Network Co-Chaired by Experts from RTI International, CDC and University of Illinois at Chicago Releases Collection of Articles on Non-Communicable Diseases
RTI International

The International NCD Economics Research Network, a network of economists co-chaired by the independent, nonprofit research institute RTI International, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the University of Illinois at Chicago, has released a collection of articles on the economic reasons for prioritizing the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Released: 8-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
RTI International to Perform Large-Scale Tests of Its Innovative Carbon Capture Technology for Cleaner, Less Costly Power
RTI International

RTI International announced today its participation in a 2-1/2 year collaborative project to advance its non-aqueous solvent (NAS)-based CO2 capture technology for post-combustion CO2 capture at coal-fired power plants

Released: 10-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT
RTI International to Serve as Partner on Nationwide Screening and Education Program for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
RTI International

The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization for people with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI), recently announced they will be awarded a $4 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Released: 3-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
UNC, RTI International Researchers Assess US Travelers’ Knowledge of Zika Virus, Willingness to Take Hypothetical Vaccine
RTI International

A collaboration between researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, RTI International and the UNC School of Medicine has resulted in the first study to assess and compare United States travelers’ knowledge levels about the Zika virus across three regions

Released: 2-May-2018 8:55 AM EDT
New Report Details Experiences of Graduates with Student Loan Debt During the Great Recession
RTI International

Most non-borrowers (81 percent) reported that their undergraduate education was worth the cost, compared with 69 percent of graduates who took out student loans

Released: 4-Apr-2018 1:45 PM EDT
RTI International Named a “World’s Most Ethical Company” for Second Year in a Row
RTI International

RTI International has been named again as a World’s Most Ethical Company ™ by the Ethisphere Institute

Released: 7-Feb-2018 3:00 PM EST
Recent Study in Oregon Reveals Public Considers Alcohol More Harmful Than Marijuana
RTI International

A new study, led by researchers at RTI International, surveyed more than 1,900 adults in Oregon prior to the legalization of marijuana in the state and found that more than half (52.5%) consider alcohol to be more harmful than marijuana while few (7.5%) believe marijuana is more harmful to a person’s health.

Released: 1-Feb-2018 4:30 PM EST
How Does Limited Education Limit Young People?
RTI International

A recent nationally-representative U.S. Department of Education study found that 28 percent of fall 2009 ninth-graders had not yet enrolled in a trade school or college by February 2016— roughly six-and-a-half years later.

Released: 1-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
Family Impact of Congenital Zika Syndrome Likely to Last a Lifetime
RTI International

The impact of congenital Zika syndrome on families will be substantial and will last a lifetime, given its severity and uncertainty about long-term outcomes for infants.

Released: 10-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST
New Study Shows High Cost of Screening for, Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-Communicable Diseases in Kenya
RTI International

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.

Released: 10-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST
New Study Shows U.S.-Based Supervised Injection Facility Can Provide Protection From Fatal Overdose; More Effective if Sanctioned
RTI International

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.

Released: 4-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST
New Study Aims to Improve Patient Retention Rates and Outcomes in Substance Abuse Treatment
RTI International

From 2000 to 2015, more than a half million people died from drug overdoses. Many of these individuals tried to recover from their addiction by seeking treatment at specialty addiction programs.

Released: 4-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST
Peter M. Scott III Elected Chair, Board of Governors, at RTI International
RTI International

Peter M. Scott III was elected chair of RTI’s board of governors on December 13 during the Institute’s annual election of corporate governors and officers.

Released: 12-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST
RTI International’s Gary Zarkin Named Distinguished Fellow
RTI International

RTI International has named renowned expert in behavioral health economics, Gary Zarkin, Ph.D., an RTI Distinguished Fellow. The appointment of Distinguished Fellow, the highest level in RTI's Fellow Program, honors exceptionally talented individuals whose internationally recognized scientific accomplishments have made a significant impact on society.

Released: 30-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
New Multipurpose Device to Help Prevent HIV and Pregnancy
RTI International

To help empower women in low- and middle-income countries and improve their health, the U.S. Agency for International Development through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) awarded RTI International a $4.8 million cooperative agreement to develop a dual-purpose drug delivery device for both HIV and pregnancy prevention that can be successfully used in these settings.

Released: 10-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST
Study: Colleges with Fewer Women Less Likely to Publish Sexual Assault Policies, Definitions of Consent
RTI International

Small, private colleges with fewer female students are less likely than larger public colleges to have sexual assault policies and a definition of sexual consent on their websites, according to a new study from researchers at RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Released: 7-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST
New Study Points to Risks from Mislabeled Unregulated Cannabidiol Products
RTI International

Study findings highlight need for manufacturing and testing standards and federal government oversight.

Released: 16-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT
Study Shows Students with the Lowest Student Loan Debt Tend to Default More Than Students Carrying More Debt
RTI International

As higher education tuition levels continue to rise, there’s concern that increasing student loan debt will lead to higher default rates. A new analysis suggests otherwise. The study, conducted by RTI International for the National Center for Education Statistics, indicates there’s an inverse relationship between the amount students borrow and their likelihood of defaulting.

Released: 10-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers Identify Gene That Influences Nicotine Dependence
RTI International

Discovery creates the possibility for new research in addiction treatment

Released: 7-Aug-2017 9:45 AM EDT
Low Medicaid Rates Limit Beneficiaries’ Access to Assisted Living Facilities, Quality Care
RTI International

A new study by RTI International found that low Medicaid payment rates for services in assisted living and similar settings discourage residential care providers from serving Medicaid beneficiaries, which limits their access to community-based residential care.

Released: 2-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT
RTI International Testing Water for Lead at Nearly 100 NC Child Care Centers
RTI International

Nearly 100 North Carolina child care centers that use public water supplies are partnering with RTI International to test for lead. Additional child care centers and elementary schools can enroll in the study through mid-August. Participation in the study is free and participant results are private.

Released: 11-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT
Teachers Should Foster Emotional Intelligence in Their Students but Not Be Graded on It, Report Finds
RTI International

If emotional intelligence is a key—and possibly the most important—component to student success, how do we ensure schools foster it?

Released: 15-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Study: Trying New Marijuana Products and Edibles Is Associated with Unexpected Highs
RTI International

A new study by RTI International suggests that unexpected highs are a consequence of using new marijuana products and edibles—products that have flooded the marijuana market since legalization of recreational marijuana use.

Released: 4-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT
RTI International Finds TROSA, an Innovative Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Saves North Carolina $7.5 Million Annually
RTI International

TROSA, a therapeutic community providing substance abuse treatment and job training, saves North Carolina $7.5 million every year, according to an independent study conducted by RTI International.

Released: 3-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT
Report: Younger Women Battling Breast Cancer Face More Aggressive Diagnoses, and Therefore, More Significant Treatment Burden
RTI International

As the nation struggles with soaring health care costs, a new report by RTI International shows that younger women diagnosed with breast cancer face a significant treatment burden.

Released: 25-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans’ Opioid Use Similar to That of Civilians
RTI International

A new study by RTI International and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, published in Pain suggests that opioid use among Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) veterans is roughly comparable to that of the general U.S. population.

Released: 31-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT
New Study to Explore the Health and Socio-Economic Factors Impacting Cancer Patient Outcomes
RTI International

How do health and socio-economic factors impact the nearly 1.7 million people diagnosed with cancer each year? RTI International plans to explore this through a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant.

Released: 9-Mar-2017 2:45 PM EST
Study: LGBTQ+ Individuals at High Risk to Be Victims of Violence
RTI International

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are at high risk for being victims of physical and sexual assault, harassment, bullying, and hate crimes, according to a new study by RTI International.

Released: 2-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST
New Study to Examine How Home Visits Can Improve Teacher Effectiveness and Student Outcomes
RTI International

Through a new study awarded by Parent Teacher Home Visits (PTHV), a national nonprofit, education researchers from RTI International will study how home visits affect teachers’ perceptions of their students’ families, and how these perceptions may inform how they teach.

Released: 2-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST
For-Profit College Enrollment More Than Doubled Since 1996, Attracting a Different Blend of Students
RTI International

Nationwide, the student population at for-profit schools includes higher percentages of women, African-Americans, older students, Pell grant and loan recipients, and members of the military than public or nonprofit institutions

Released: 2-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST
Ohio’s Medicaid Expansion Boosts Health, Finances
RTI International

Ohio’s 2014 Medicaid expansion improved health and financial benefits for hundreds of thousands of low-income Ohioans, according to an assessment supported by RTI International.

Released: 22-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST
Lollipop or Edible?
RTI International

Pot brownies may be a thing of the past as there are new edible marijuana products, or edibles, on the market, including chocolates, candies, and cookies. These products are legally sold in Colorado and Washington, and according to a new study conducted by RTI International, changes to their labels are needed to ensure people know what they are consuming and that they are safely consuming the products.

Released: 21-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST
New Studies Quantify the Impacts of Water Use on Diversity of Fish and Aquatic Insects in NC Streams
RTI International

The health of fish and aquatic insects could be significantly affected by withdrawals of fresh water from the rivers and streams across North Carolina according to a new scientific assessment.

Released: 26-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST
New Public Tool Uses Twitter Posts to Gain Insights About Marijuana Use
RTI International

Journalists, researchers, policymakers, and the public looking to gain new insights about the use of marijuana can now turn to CannabisConvo.

Released: 25-Jan-2017 9:30 AM EST
New RTI International Program to Offer Free Elective Genetic Testing for North Carolina Newborns
RTI International

A new program offering free elective genetic testing for newborns, developed at RTI International, will become available to North Carolina parents starting in 2018, thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Released: 27-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
Study IDs Key Indicators Linking Violence and Mental Illness
RTI International

New research from RTI International, North Carolina State University, Arizona State University and Duke University Medical Center finds a host of factors that are associated with subsequent risk of adults with mental illness becoming victims or perpetrators of violence. The work highlights the importance of interventions to treat mental-health problems in order to reduce community violence and instances of mental-health crises.

Released: 20-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST
Cancer Registries in Resource-Constrained Countries Can Inform Policy to Reduce Cancer Burden
RTI International

Data from population-based cancer registries are vital for informing health programs, policies and strategies for cancer screening and treatment. A special issue of Cancer Epidemiology, prepared under the auspices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, offers lessons for planning and supporting cancer registration in resource-constrained settings to support data-driven policies on cancer prevention, early detection and appropriate treatment leading to significant cost savings for government and society as a whole.

Released: 15-Dec-2016 5:05 PM EST
Study Estimates 1,900 Arrest-Related Deaths Occurred in US Between June 2015-May 2016
RTI International

An estimated 1,900 people died in the United States during arrest or while in police custody June 2015 through May 2016, according to a new report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and RTI International.

Released: 14-Dec-2016 9:55 AM EST
New Study Determines Opening a Supervised Injection Facility for People Who Inject Drugs Could Save Millions
RTI International

For the first time, researchers have determined the potential cost and benefits of opening a supervised injection facility for people who inject drugs in the United States. The study, released today, found that a single facility in San Francisco could generate $3.5 million in savings.

Released: 13-Dec-2016 10:40 AM EST
RTI International, Validic to Optimize Data From Wearables Like Fitbit for Health Research
RTI International

RTI International and Validic have partnered to optimize consumer wearable and health sensor data for research. This partnership creates an opportunity to use personal health data in comprehensive and innovative ways to answer questions about health, wellness, and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

Released: 30-Nov-2016 10:55 AM EST
Report Analyzes College Paths of Immigrants, Second-Generation Americans
RTI International

A new report by education researchers at RTI International sheds light on trends in college enrollment by the children of Hispanic and Asian families who recently arrived in the United States.

Released: 30-Nov-2016 10:45 AM EST
College Students’ Use of Private Loans Drops by Half
RTI International

A new report by education researchers at RTI International found that the use of private student loans dropped by half between 2008 and 2012.

Released: 6-Oct-2016 8:35 AM EDT
More College Students Receiving Federal Pell Grants as Family Incomes Decline, RtResearchers Find
RTI International

The percentage of college students receiving Pell grants has climbed steadily since 1999, while their family income has declined, according to a recent report by RTI International researchers.

Released: 6-Oct-2016 7:25 AM EDT
Sexual Assault Kit Testing Programs to Be Expanded
RTI International

To help communities reduce the national backlog of untested sexual assault kits, RTI International will provide training and technical assistance to an increasing number of state and local agencies as they identify and test sexual assault kits, investigate and prosecute resulting cases, and support survivors of sexual assault.

Released: 6-Oct-2016 6:05 AM EDT
RTI International Continues Research to Improve Clinical Care for Women with Pelvic Floor Disorders
RTI International

RTI International will continue supporting research efforts to improve clinical care for women with pelvic floor disorders as part of the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.

Released: 6-Oct-2016 5:50 AM EDT
New Findings Address State and Community Tobacco Control Policies and Practices
RTI International

A new series of research papers presents key findings of state and community tobacco control research to help guide state and community tobacco control policies and practices.

Released: 6-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Many College Students Take Remedial Courses, but Only Some Benefit, Researchers Find
RTI International

Steering new college students into remedial classes can boost a poorly prepared student’s chances of success, but doesn’t appear to benefit students with a stronger academic background, RTI International researchers have found.

Released: 4-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic Extends Beyond the United States
RTI International

There is a high rate of prescription pain reliever abuse in Europe, largely accounted by opioids, according to the first comparative study of prescription drug abuse in the European Union, which was conducted by researchers at RTI International and published in BMC Psychiatry.

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