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 ▶︎

Dr. Brian Mustanski Chosen for NBC News’ #Pride30 List of LGBTQ Changemakers

Dr. Brian Mustanski has been chosen as one of NBC News’ #Pride30 changemakers, innovators, and rising stars.

NBC received public nominations from all over the country and several from outside the U.S.  After the submission deadline in April, a committee of NBC journalists and executives reviewed the nominations and decided on the list of finalists.   Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Michael Newcomb Named “Rising Star of Clinical Science” by the Association for Psychological Science

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 ▶︎

“Effects of Parental Monitoring and Knowledge on Substance Use and HIV Risk Behaviors Among Young Men Who have Sex with Men: Results from Three Studies” published in AIDS and Behavior

Dr. Brian Mustanski, Greg Swann, and Dr. Michael Newcomb were recently published in AIDS and Behavior.

The article pulled from the ChiGuys, Crew 450, and RADAR studies to examine the relationship between positive parenting practices and substance use and HIV risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men (YMSM).  Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Brian Mustanski and Queer Sex Ed Project Featured in Family Youth Services Bureau’s National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth Article

Brian Mustanski, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing; Tenured Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology at Northwestern was recently featured in an article from Family Youth Services Bureau’s National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth addressing sexual health disparities in transgender and gender nonconforming youth. Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH: Expanding the Scope of SGM Research

The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is committed to researching and understanding more about sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, especially those who are underrepresented in research. While ISGMH has long been—and continues to be—a leader in HIV research among men who have sex with men (MSM), the Institute’s research now encompasses other SGM groups and health and wellness concerns. Continue Reading ▶︎

HIV Prevention Research by Drs. Mustanski and Phillips Featured in Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research News

Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research (IPR) recently highlighted an article published in AIDS and Behavior by researchers including Gregory Phillips II, Ph.D., Director of the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program in the Institute of Sexual and Gender Minority Health and principal investigator Brian Mustanski, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health. Continue Reading ▶︎