August 2022: James Patrick Smith, PhD, died in Santa Monica, Calif., on August 4, 2022, following a heart attack he experienced on July 17, 2022.
Dr. Smith was a renowned economist who served as both a Senior Economist (1974-2020) and Director of Research on Labor and Population (1977-1993) for the RAND Corporation, where he also held the Distinguished Chair in Labor Markets and Demographic Studies. Dr. Smith published widely on topics ranging from education to immigration to wealth inequality. More recently he authored numerous widely cited studies on health outcomes and economic status worldwide.
April 2022: Cherry blossoms mark the start of spring and a time of transition. Our April e-newsletter celebrates a season of change and growth. Read the newsletter and subscribe >>
December 2021: The closing of the year is a time of reflection and renewal. Our December e-newsletter takes stock of the past 12 months and looks forward to what lies ahead in the new year. Read the newsletter and subscribe >>
June 2021: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, stating that he has great confidence in her dedication to public service, appointed Dr. Rose Li to a 5-year term as a member of the AIB Nominating Committee, with responsibility for recommending members for appointment by the Governor to the AIB. The AIB was established by the Maryland General Assembly as an independent unit of state government, charged with developing a comprehensive implementation plan for the education reforms contained in the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.
June 2021: The Technical Meeting Coordinator will be responsible for supporting a wide range of client-facing and internal meetings and projects—both in-person and virtual. (filled) Learn more
April 2021: The Division Director will provide strategic and tactical leadership to help RLA and RLA’s government, academic, and corporate clients move science forward, by overseeing our virtual event support, video productions, and other multimedia and technology efforts. (filled) Learn more
March 2021: Dr. Rose Li testified on March 5 before the Maryland Health and Human Services Subcommittee in her role as chair of the Maryland State Commission on Aging to express her support for the innovative programs at the Maryland Department of Aging and to advocate for increases in funding, highlighting in particular the Communities for Life program, which is a newly established program that partners with nonprofits to provide services to help seniors in the community stay in their homes.
March 2020: This staff member will be responsible for creating a wide range of science-related materials for RLA’s clients, ranging from fact sheets and slide decks to executive summaries. (filled) Learn more
March 2021: This staff member will provide research management support to help RLA and RLA’s government, academic, and corporate clients move science forward, by conducting research, analyzing datasets, developing technical communications, and coordinating workshops. (filled) Learn more
January 2021: The Science Writer/Analyst will be responsible for creating a wide range of communications materials and providing data analysis to support their development. (filled) Learn more
December 2020: The primary responsibility of the role is to provide administration and organizational support to the Director of a federal health organization. (filled) Learn more
September 2020: A journal article authored by RLA staff and collaborators, Proof-of-concept study: Homomorphically encrypted data can support real-time learning in personalized cancer medicine, was recognized by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) as one of the of the best papers of 2019 in the Clinical Research Informatics arena. Learn more about RLA’s PACE CII Project
July 2020: The Project Coordinator is responsible for supporting a wide range of client-facing and internal meetings and projects. (filled) Learn more
May 2020: The Science Writer/Analyst will be responsible for creating a wide range of communications materials and providing data analysis to support their development. (filled) Learn more
March 2020: RLA is actively monitoring and responding to the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as it spreads in the United States and around the world. As a professional services firm for science institutions, including many of the federal agencies fighting the current pandemic, we are committed to sustaining safe and effective operations that support public health professionals throughout this emergency. Learn more
February 2020: RLA has an immediate opening for a Communications Specialist/Program Analyst. The ideal candidate will have at least a master’s degree in a biomedical field with experience in or knowledge of academic conferences and outreach; demonstrated communications experience explaining complex scientific concepts to a variety of audiences; excellent analytical and communications skills; and a broad interest in an array of biomedical research areas. (filled)
November 2019: RLA has an immediate opportunity for a Program/Management Analyst position. (filled)
June 2019: RLA has an immediate opening for a Meeting Planner, who will be responsible for supporting project and program teams in the conduct of small to large size government and corporate conferences and events including assisting with logistics, registration, tracking housing and transportation, and onsite support.
May 2019: RLA would like to congratulate Senior Associate Chandra Keller, EdD, MPP, for receiving an NIA’s Director’s Merit Award in recognition of her outstanding support of the 7-year NIH Common Fund Program in Health Economics!
April 2019: RLA has immediate opportunities for Science Communications Associates, who will be responsible for producing a range of communication materials primarily related to biological, health, and social sciences. (filled) Learn more
November 2018: Dr. Danyelle Winchester (RLA employee working as a Health Specialist in the NIH Office of Strategic Coordination) is a co-recipient of the 2018 NIH Director’s Award to the H3Africa Stage II Team, for “exceptional leadership and dedication in implementing Stage II of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa program.”
September 2017: RLA received a multi-year award to provide logistical support, report writing, data analysis, and website redesign and management to the National Committee on Vital Health Statistics and the National Center for Health Statistics Board of Scientific Advisors.
November 2016: Governor Larry Hogan appointed Rose Li to the State Board of Education.
September 2016: RLA was awarded its first 8a contract by the Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC) in the Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH). Learn more
September 2016: Rose Li was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to the Maryland Commission on Aging and named as its Chair effective September 2016.
September 2016: RLA was named a 2016 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise in the mid-Atlantic region (Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia).
October 2015: RLA is pleased to announce its certification as a participant in the Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development program.