(Durham, NC, June 22, 2015)— Behavior science research organization innovation Research & Training (iRT) has relocated its Durham operation to bigger premises as part of an exciting period of expansion and development.

iRT has outgrown its current offices in Hamilton Centre office complex and has signed a 5-year lease for a larger office that is more than 6,500-square feet in the nearby Highgate Centre, on NC Highway 54, less than a mile from I-40’s Fayetteville Road interchange, convenient to The Streets at Southpoint mall.

The expansion to a larger office will allow the company to take on new employees, and allow iRT to grow its team of experts and support staff in customer support as well as in basic and applied research. The organization conducts qualitative and quantitative research in a variety of areas, including substance abuse prevention and treatment, youth mentoring, social and emotional assessment and intervention, mindfulness education, media literacy education, and drugged driving. The move will also allow the company to expand into other sectors.

Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, founder and president, said, “We have experienced phenomenal growth in the last year or so. Relocating the iRT team to a larger office is essential as we continue to grow and develop our workforce and our portfolio of sectors.

“Our new office space will provide us with a long-term base to continue to expand our team and our business. This additional space allows us to increase the number of employees on the team, host training workshops and meetings with partner organizations, accommodate significant growth across our sectors, and gives us the flexibility to introduce new specializations to our portfolio.”

iRT first opened its office in 1999. The new address is 5316 Highgate Drive, Suite 121, Durham, NC 27713-6628.  iRT’s business telephone number remains the same: 919-493-7700.

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About innovation Research & Training

innovation Research & Training (iRT) is a behavioral sciences research company committed to identifying and solving significant real-world problems facing children, families, communities, and organizations. By using evidence-based and culturally sensitive methods, iRT researchers investigate, develop, and evaluate behavioral, educational, psychological, social, and community assessment, prevention and treatment programs and services. iRT’s staff includes experts in basic and applied research in a variety of areas, including substance abuse prevention and treatment, youth mentoring, social and emotional development, mindfulness education, media literacy education, pregnancy prevention and sexual health, child and adolescent mental health, adult and juvenile justice programs, drug courts, drugged driving, tobacco use and underage drinking.  For more information about iRT, visit www.irtinc.us.

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