New Study from iRT Finds Web-Based Media Literacy Program an Effective Vehicle for High School Sex Ed

2021-05-14T16:02:16+00:00

May 14, 2021 DURHAM, NC - Web-based media literacy education was found to be an effective way to promote sexual health and critical media analysis in high school students, according to a new randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives. The findings were reported by innovation Research & Training (iRT), a behavioral sciences research company. Decades of research have shown that school-based, comprehensive sex education is an effective way to improve adolescent sexual health. However, yesterday’s programs don’t necessarily work today; with the pervasiveness of smartphones and online social networks, adolescents’ constant access to media means [...]

New Study from iRT Finds Web-Based Media Literacy Program an Effective Vehicle for High School Sex Ed2021-05-14T16:02:16+00:00

Dr. Scull Appointed to Center for Scientific Review Study Section

2021-05-03T13:25:07+00:00

Durham, NC, May 2, 2021 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review (CSR) has selected Dr. Tracy Scull, Senior Research Scientist at innovation Research & Training, for her demonstrated achievement and competence to serve as a member of the Psychosocial Development, Risk and Prevention (PDRP) Study Section for a four-year term, beginning this July. The CSR is responsible for organizing the peer review groups and study sections that evaluate most of the research grant applications sent to NIH. It works to execute fair, independent, expert, and timely scientific reviews for NIH grant applications. “I am honored to [...]

Dr. Scull Appointed to Center for Scientific Review Study Section2021-05-03T13:25:07+00:00

iRT’s Prevention Central Team Publishes Chapter on Sexual Socialization in the International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy.

2020-12-29T12:56:53+00:00

Media literacy education (MLE) is one of the primary strategies used by Prevention Central research teams at iRT to develop innovative, evidence-based programs. Prevention Central scientists are on the forefront of  researching the influence of media on adolescents’ sexual attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, and have found that MLE is an effective way to promote adolescent sexual health.

iRT’s Prevention Central Team Publishes Chapter on Sexual Socialization in the International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy.2020-12-29T12:56:53+00:00

iRT Scientist Contributes to Chapter on Media Literacy and Smoking in the International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy

2020-12-29T12:59:05+00:00

For more than a decade, scientists at iRT have conducted groundbreaking research on the impact of media literacy education for substance abuse prevention. Recently, Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, an expert on this topic, co-authored a chapter entitled “Media Literacy and Smoking” in the newly-published International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy. The encyclopedia – which is available...

iRT Scientist Contributes to Chapter on Media Literacy and Smoking in the International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy2020-12-29T12:59:05+00:00

Prevention Central Shares Media Literacy Education Strategies In Public Webinar

2020-12-29T13:02:22+00:00

Prevention Central –a division of innovation Research & Training—is committed to sharing its groundbreaking research and development work with the prevention field through conducting monthly webinars led by leading scientists in the field. In the first of these webinars, held in February of 2019, Senior Research Scientist Dr. Tracy Scull presented “Analyzing Media:  A...

Prevention Central Shares Media Literacy Education Strategies In Public Webinar2020-12-29T13:02:22+00:00

iRT Represents Prevention Central Suite At National Anti-Drug Forum

2020-12-29T13:06:39+00:00

Representing a suite of prevention products hosted on the Prevention Central website (www.PreventionCentral.net), researchers from innovation Research & Training (iRT) attended the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum in National Harbor, MD, from February 4th to 7th, 2019. Representing a suite of prevention products hosted on the Prevention Central...

iRT Represents Prevention Central Suite At National Anti-Drug Forum2020-12-29T13:06:39+00:00

Journal of Health Communication Publishes iRT Study

2020-12-29T13:10:12+00:00

iRT is pleased to announce that an evaluation of the Media Aware program has been published in the Journal of Health Communication. Media Aware (Sexual Health for Middle School) is a teacher-led program that uses media literacy education to help adolescents learn about a wide range of sexual and relationship health topics. In the published research study, Media Aware was compared to traditional...

Journal of Health Communication Publishes iRT Study2020-12-29T13:10:12+00:00

iRT Awarded Grant for Further Development of a High School Media Literacy Education Program for Sexual Health Promotion

2020-12-29T13:14:18+00:00

innovation Research & Training (iRT) is honored to announce that it has received a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) to further develop and evaluate the Media Aware program.   Media Aware is a comprehensive sexual health education program for high school students that uses a media literacy education...

iRT Awarded Grant for Further Development of a High School Media Literacy Education Program for Sexual Health Promotion2020-12-29T13:14:18+00:00

Innovation Research & Training Receives Funding From NICHD to Help Parents Have “The Talk” With Their Young Teens

2020-12-29T16:48:41+00:00

Dr. Tracy Scull at Innovation Research & Training (IRT) was recently awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will fund the continued development of an interactive program for parents called Media Aware Parent. The goal...

Innovation Research & Training Receives Funding From NICHD to Help Parents Have “The Talk” With Their Young Teens2020-12-29T16:48:41+00:00

Innovation Research & Training Awarded Grant To Develop A Web-Based Program to Promote Sexual Health in Teens

2020-12-29T16:51:14+00:00

innovation Research & Training (iRT), a behavioral sciences research company, today announced its receipt of a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). iRT researchers will use the grant to develop the Media Aware program, a web-based course for high school students designed to...

Innovation Research & Training Awarded Grant To Develop A Web-Based Program to Promote Sexual Health in Teens2020-12-29T16:51:14+00:00
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