EDIT Program Releases Community Spotlight Podcast with David Jay

ISGMH’s Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) program recently released the third episode of their Community Spotlight Podcast. This podcast features a series of conversations with advocates, health educators, and researchers highlighting the importance of community engagement in improving the health and wellbeing of SGM individuals.

The guest for their third episode was David Jay, founder of the Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Dennis Li Selected to Participate in the 2018 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH)

Dr. Dennis Li, an ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow, was recently selected to participate in the 2018 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH). The TIDIRH is a training institute comprised of a cohort of junior and senior investigators interested in conducting dissemination and implementation health research. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Brian Mustanski Featured in Feinberg Breakthroughs Podcast

ISGMH director Dr. Brian Mustanski was recently a featured guest on the Feinberg School of Medicine’s Breakthroughs Podcast. The podcast highlighted ISGMH’s work to research and create interventions to improve SGM health and wellbeing. Dr. Mustanski discussed several ISGMH studies as well as the importance of ISGMH’s mission to expand innovate SGM research into new areas. Continue Reading ▶︎

EDIT Program Releases Community Spotlight Podcast with Heather Corinna

ISGMH’s Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) program recently released the second episode of their Community Spotlight Podcast. This podcast features a series of conversations with advocates, health educators, and researchers highlighting the importance of community engagement in improving the health and wellbeing of SGM individuals.

The guest for their second episode was Heather Corinna, the founder and executive director of Scarleteen, a queer-led independent, grassroots sexuality and relationships education and support organization and website. Continue Reading ▶︎

SMART Project Research Study Assistant

Job Summary: The Research Study Assistant coordinates collection, analysis, processing & reporting of data & assists Principal Investigator (PI) in judging the validity of test data obtained in regard to biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study(ies) of limited complexity involving co-investigators, multiple campuses &/or  universities.  This role completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all relevant current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Brian Mustanski Elected President of the International Academy of Sex Researchers

ISGMH director, Dr. Brian Mustanski, was recently elected president of the International Academy of Sex Researchers (IASR). The IASR’s mission is to promote sexuality research by convening scholars and disseminating research in their journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior. Dr. Mustanski will serve as IASR president-elect in 2018 and IASR president in 2019. Continue Reading ▶︎

EDIT Releases Call for Proposals: Community Award for Research and Evaluation Services (EDIT CARES)

ISGMH’s EDIT program just released a call for proposals for the Community Award for Research and Evaluation Services (EDIT CARES).

Individuals and organizations serving the sexual and gender minority community are encouraged to apply. The EDIT program will support the EDIT CARES awardee in a variety of ways, including conducting program evaluations, creating and administering surveys, managing and analyzing existing data, or providing other forms of technical assistance. Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Marches in Northwestern University’s First Chicago Pride Parade Appearance

On June 24, several ISGMH faculty, staff, and interns joined the first-ever Northwestern University group in the Chicago Pride Parade. The Northwestern group walking in the parade was comprised of about 100 Northwestern community members including faculty, staff, and students. Northwestern’s representation at the Pride Parade signals the university’s commitment to LGBTQ rights to the larger Chicago community. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Francesca Gaiba Speaks at American Medical Association Lunch and Learn

ISGMH associate director, Dr. Francesca Gaiba, recently spoke on a Lunch and Learn panel hosted by the American Medical Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Work Group at their Chicago headquarters. Panel members discussed LGBT health in terms of healthcare, policy, and research, and Dr. Gaiba spoke about SGM research trends and ISGMH’s strategic priorities to address SGM health disparities. Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Faculty and Postdocs Present Out Network SGM Research Lunch and Learn

Several ISGMH faculty and postdoctoral research fellows recently presented at an Out Network Lunch and Learn titled “New Faculty and Fellow LGBT Health Research at Northwestern.” Drs. Brian Feinstein, Ashley Kraus, Dennis Li, Kathryn Macapagal, and Ethan Morgan each gave individual presentations sharing their recent research with LGBT Northwestern faculty and staff. Continue Reading ▶︎