Network Canvas Hosts Interactive Open House

Network Canvas recently welcomed researchers, students, and academics to their Open House on March 27th. Guests enjoyed short presentations from key project leaders while having the opportunity to demo Network Canvas software on various devices. Project leaders made themselves available to answer questions about the software’s design, functionality, and data collection methodology. Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Highlighted in 2017 Northwestern Diversity and Inclusion Report

Northwestern’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI) recently released the 2017 Northwestern Diversity and Inclusion report detailing efforts to promote a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment at the university. ISGMH was highlighted among efforts to enrich the university through “education and training aimed at developing cultural competence and creating an environment which embraces differences.” The report applauded ISGMH’s far-reaching educational events, SGM-related grant funding, and multi-stall gender-neutral bathroom. Continue Reading ▶︎

Northwestern Featured in NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Portfolio Analysis

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) recently released their 2016 Portfolio Analysis summarizing the NIH’s 2016 investment in sexual and gender minority research in terms of disease area/health condition investigated, funding mechanisms, and research project location.

The analysis also reported research funding by institution. Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Staff Present at Feinberg Research Day

Several ISGMH staff members recently presented posters at the 14th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day hosted by the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Research Day is a campus-wide event promoting professional and academic development by providing staff and faculty with a platform to showcase their emerging research.

With the support of ISGMH faculty, ten ISGMH staff members presented posters at Research Day:

Dr. Kathryn Macapagal Speaking at Northwestern Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

On April 11th, Dr. Kathryn Macapagal will be speaking at Virginia Tarlow, M.D. Grand Rounds in the Northwestern Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She will present “Ethical issues in research and healthcare for sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth” which will incorporate insights from several ISGMH studies related to ethics and SGM youth research. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Brian Mustanski Co-Chairing NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office Workshop

ISGMH director Dr. Brian Mustanski will be serving as a co-chair of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office Workshop on Methods and Measures in SGM-Related Health: Developing a Research Agenda. Dr. Mustanski is co-chairing this workshop with Dr. Bryn Austin of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Continue Reading ▶︎

Drs. Brian Feinstein and Lauren Beach Featured by the Bisexual Resource Center

ISGMH research assistant professor Dr. Brian Feinstein and ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow Dr. Lauren Beach were recently featured on the Bisexual Resource Center’s website.

In a research spotlight piece commemorating Bisexual Health Awareness Month, both Dr. Feinstein and Dr. Beach were invited to discuss their research findings and future plans as they relate to bisexual health. Continue Reading ▶︎

CONNECT Publication Featured by the Society for Community Research and Action

A CONNECT publication was recently featured on the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) website. Written by Liz McConnell, an NRSA predoctoral fellow with ISGMH, and Ashley Simons-Rudolph, the post details findings from a CONNECT paper exploring multiple minority stress and community resilience in marginalized groups. Informed by minority stress and intersectionality theories, the paper found sexual minority men of color, especially Black men, experience racial stigma in LGBT spaces as well as LGBT stigma in their communities. Continue Reading ▶︎