In 1958, the idea of Research Triangle Park (RTP) was born with the guidance and support of government, education, and business in North Carolina. Located in the rolling hills of the Piedmont, the Research Triangle is defined by outstanding universities in the Triangle's three cities: North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Duke University and North Carolina Central University in Durham, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Those three universities incorporated RTI in 1958.
As RTP expanded and prospered after its inception, so did RTI International, the parent company of RTI Health Solutions. Growing from a handful of scientists in central North Carolina in 1959 to a staff of more than 4,100 in more than 75 countries today, RTI is now one of the world’s leading independent, nonprofit research and development organizations.
In 2000, RTI established the RTI Health Solutions business unit to help commercial clients develop and market their pharmaceutical products. Many of the original founders of Health Solutions—including Larry Bell, Sean Candrilli, Stephanie Earnshaw, Sheri Fehnel, Brett Hauber, Josephine Mauskopf, Lori McLeod, and Dee Dee Mladsi--continue in that pursuit.
Since our inception, RTI Health Solutions has grown to over 275 people located in offices across the US and Europe.