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 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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎

Dr. Brian Mustanski Appointed to the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities

ISGMH director, Dr. Brian Mustanski, was recently appointed to the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The Advisory Council advises the U. S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, the NIH director, and the director of the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) on matters related to the NIMHD’s mission to ensure all populations have equal opportunity to lead healthy lives. Continue Reading ▶︎

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 ▶︎

Drs. Kathryn Macapagal and Ashley Kraus Invited to Speak to Department of Communication Studies Class

On February 22, Drs. Kathryn Macapagal and Ashley Kraus presented a guest lecture for a Health and Social Media undergraduate class in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. Their lecture discussed the use of social media to promote sexual health in sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth.

Their guest lecture was given as a part of ISGMH’s new Social Media Working Group (SMWG). Continue Reading ▶︎