Calling North Carolina Teens Who Participated in Clinical Trials


Calling NC teens who have participated in clinical trials! Share your experiences with other teens to help them learn more about the importance of research. Pediatric clinical trials are necessary in order to know if treatments are safe and effective for children and teens. DigiKnowIt News is a website that educates children about participating in pediatric clinical trials. We are creating a version specifically for teens and are looking for teens to share their real-life experiences of participating in research. This way, other teens will have more information about what it's like to participate, if they are ever given the opportunity. [...]

Calling North Carolina Teens Who Participated in Clinical Trials2021-06-04T17:02:58+00:00

Welcome Summer 2021 Graduate Student Interns


May 26, 2021 Durham, NC - innovation Research & Training welcomes two new graduate student interns this summer. The interns will contribute their expertise to our projects on educating teens about participating in a research project and STEM . “We are delighted to welcome Yontii and Kathryn,” said Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, the President of iRT. “Their exceptional experience, unique perspectives, and academic prowess will enrich our work on these federally funded projects, as well as the products being developed through these awards.” The Graduate Student Interns Yontii Wheeler is pursuing her Master of Public Health with a Health Equity, Social [...]

Welcome Summer 2021 Graduate Student Interns2021-05-26T19:31:12+00:00

2021 Redesigned iRT Website Release


Durham, NC, March 17, 2021 - innovation, Research & Training (iRT) launched a new website for clients, prospects, and partners to learn more about the organization’s advances in behavioral science research. The new and intuitively styled website features iRT’s projects and high quality products. Find information about iRT’s research, products, services, and news by navigating the dropdown menus. Explore quality research through webpages dedicated to recent projects and research focus areas, including media literacy education, mentoring, mindfulness education, and more. In addition, products easily filter by product age group, method, or outcome. Discover recent happenings and current events, like webinars, within [...]

2021 Redesigned iRT Website Release2021-03-24T16:11:37+00:00

iRT Awarded NIDILRR Grant to Expand Research on Novel, Web-based Intervention for Teens with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome


iRT is expanding research on adolescents with an intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) with funding from the Administration for Community Living supporting a study on teaching mindfulness, via a novel, online mindfulness program, to adolescents with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (22q11DS). The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) awarded iRT with a grant (90BISB0016-01-00) to create a program that can help reduce anxiety and improve coping with everyday stressors among teens with 22q11DS in an attempt to fill the gap of available, non-pharmacological interventions for adolescents in this population. Program development will build upon a previous pilot [...]

iRT Awarded NIDILRR Grant to Expand Research on Novel, Web-based Intervention for Teens with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome2020-12-30T00:41:12+00:00
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