The YRBS R01, a project in ISGMH’s EDIT program utilizing YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Survey) data to assess alcohol use disparities among young sexual minority populations, was featured in the Huffington Post. The Huffington Post article highlights important recent LGBTQ wellness stories and cites results from a YRBS R01 publication indicating high school students identifying as bisexual or reporting having partners of multiple sexes were up to twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to engage in alcohol use. Continue Reading ▶︎
Dr. Michael Newcomb, ISGMH’s associate director for scientific development, was recently quoted in NBC Out speaking on the importance of evidence-based, inclusive sex education. In its July 2017 edition, Teen Vogue published “A Guide to Anal Sex” to provide thorough, fact-based sex education for teens. Because of the subject matter, the article led to frank, and sometimes controversial, discussion across social media and other media outlets. Continue Reading ▶︎
The IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program within the Northwestern Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) seeks a post-doc to be involved in two randomized controlled trials of 2GETHER–a relationship education and HIV prevention program for young male couples. Research activities include project-related activities (e.g., facilitating sessions), authoring and co-authoring manuscripts, analysis of existing data, and collaborating on ongoing projects. Continue Reading ▶︎
On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, evaluators from across Northwestern gathered to welcome American Evaluation Association (AEA) President Dr. Kathryn Newcomer to the university. Organized by the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program, the Center for Community Health (CCH) and the Department of Preventive Medicine, reception attendees represented more than 10 Northwestern departments and programs, and included many community partners such as the Chicago Department of Public Health. Continue Reading ▶︎
The Research Study Assistant performs biomedical and/or social-behavioral research by administering tests and/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating and/or processing responses; gathering information; and/or assisting in the preparation of material for inclusion in reports. Completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all relevant current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy and procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). Continue Reading ▶︎
The founding of ISGMH was featured in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion’s recently published 2016 Annual Report as an example of Northwestern’s commitment to creating and supporting an inclusive and diverse community on campus.
In addition, the Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program was featured among efforts by Northwestern to increase community engagement. Continue Reading ▶︎
ISGMH is proud to announce Dr. Michael Newcomb was recently named a “Rising Star of Clinical Science” by the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Newcomb was selected along with three other early career faculty from across the U.S. who conduct innovative research in clinical science to give a talk at the APS Annual Convention in Boston. Continue Reading ▶︎
The 2017 National LGBTQ Health Conference was recently featured in a Windy City Times article. Author Matt Simonette summarizes keynote speaker Dr. Ilan Meyer’s remarks regarding minority health disparity models as well as Dr. Karen Parker’s overview of federal sexual and gender minority health research.
Over 250 scientists, public health professionals, students, and healthcare providers braved the rain for the 5th Annual National LGBTQ Health Conference. With the goal of creating a dialogue between researchers and practitioners and fostering professional development and networking opportunities, the conference focused on six themes, namely HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Adolescent Health, Violence and Trauma, Suicide and Mental Health, and Intersections of Race/Ethnicity and LGBTQ Health. Continue Reading ▶︎
SGM youth HIV prevention research conducted by Drs. Brian Mustanski and Kathryn Macapagal et al. was recently featured in the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities quarterly newsletter. In the article, Dr. Mustanski spoke of parental permission for youth research participation as being a barrier facing important HIV research today. Continue Reading ▶︎