CHICAGO — Keep It Up! 2.0, a novel online HIV prevention program developed by Northwestern’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, has been designated by the HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis (PRS) project at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as showing the best evidence of efficacy. Continue Reading ▶︎
ISGMH and MSS postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Ashley Kraus, was selected as a Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health fellow through the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS). This NIH-funded fellowship addresses the need for well-trained scientists in child and adolescent health, equipping them with the tools to succeed and retaining their commitment to be independent investigators. Continue Reading ▶︎
Dr. Kathryn Macapagal was recently featured in a Northwestern News round table discussion on interdisciplinary sexuality research at Northwestern. In conversation with Dr. Jennifer Nash and ISGMH affiliate faculty members Drs. Héctor Carrillo and Aymar Jean “AJ” Christian, Dr. Macapagal discussed the growth of the Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN), emerging themes in current sexuality research, and the importance of using an intersectional lens to study sexuality. Continue Reading ▶︎
Dr. Kathryn Macapagal was recently accepted into the 2018-2019 cohort of the Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program.
Presented by Northwestern University and The Op-Ed Project, the Public Voices Fellowship Program amplifies voices of traditionally underrepresented scholars through Thought Leadership Seminars, dedicated coaching and editing support, media gatekeeper calls, and high-level mentoring. Continue Reading ▶︎
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing’s IMPACT program has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for a new study titled “Characterizing PrEP Adherence and Patterns of Use in a Diverse Community Cohort of Young Men.” The four-year study is part of the RADAR project. Continue Reading ▶︎
The Northwestern Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) seeks a postdoc to be involved in two ongoing studies of HIV and substance use in young gay bisexual and other men who have sex with men (YMSM).
- RADAR is a large longitudinal cohort of YMSM and transgender women that aims to understand multilevel influences on HIV and substance use.
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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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎