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 ▶︎

IMPACT Publication Showcased in the Washington Post, Northwestern Now

A recent IMPACT publication on the potential protective factors of romantic relationships for gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents was recently highlighted by Northwestern Now and The Washington Post. The publication detailed findings from IMPACT’s Q2 study, the longest running longitudinal study of LGBT youth ever conducted. The publication showed that while romantic involvement served as a stress buffer for gay and lesbians, the opposite is true for bisexuals, who often face unique stressors in relationships. Continue Reading ▶︎

Drs. Brian Mustanski and Brian Feinstein to Speak in Northwestern Social Psychology Brownbag Series

Drs. Brian Mustanski, ISGMH director, and Brian Feinstein, ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow, were recently invited to speak as part of the Northwestern Department of Psychology’s Social Brownbag series. Their talk is titled “Close relationships and the health of young gay and bisexual men.”

Dr. Mustanski will provide an overview of the epidemiology of HIV and risk factors among young gay and bisexual men. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Brian Feinstein Selected as Association for Psychological Science Rising Star

ISGMH is proud to announce Dr. Brian Feinstein, postdoctoral research fellow, was recently named a Rising Star in the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Dr. Feinstein’s research interests include sexual and gender minority (SGM) health, bisexual and other non-monosexual populations, SGM couples/relationships, and prevention and intervention with SGM populations. Continue Reading ▶︎

SMART Project Receives NIH Diversity Supplement Grant

ISGMH’s SMART Project recently received a diversity supplement grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH provides administrative supplements to fund projects to recruit and support minority students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators. The spirit of this supplement is to incorporate diversity into existing project by allowing for underrepresented populations to access and work on already funded projects. Continue Reading ▶︎