Paid Network Canvas Videographer & Video Editing Internship

Paid Videographer & Video Editing Internship

Network Canvas, an NIH-funded project at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) at Northwestern University, is seeking a talented videographer and video editor to assist with the creation of a short (2-3 minute) informative video about the project.

ISGMH is the nation’s first university-wide institute to focus exclusively on improving the health and wellbeing of sexual and gender minority populations. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Lauren Beach Appointed Associate Director of EDIT Program

Dr. Lauren Beach, ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow, was recently appointed to be the new associate director of the Evaluation, Data Integration and Technical Assistance (EDIT) program. A dedicated scholar and activist, Dr. Beach will play a critical role in continuing to grow the EDIT program’s capacity and reach, particularly around bisexual health, chronic health disparities among the SGM community, and monitoring and evaluation in clinic settings. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Sari van Anders Presents at Current Issues in LGBTQ Health Lecture Series

For the latest ISGMH Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture series, we were joined by Dr. Sari van Anders, Canada 150 Research Chair and Professor of Psychology, Gender Studies, and Neuroscience at Queens University. Dr. Sari van Anders presented an overview of Sexual Configurations Theory, an empirically grounded framework for understanding sexuality informed by both biology and culture. Continue Reading ▶︎

PrEP Study Data Assistant

The PrEP Study Data Assistant will work on a new PrEP R01 at ISGMH.

Job Summary:

Coordinates collection, analysis, processing & reporting of data & assists Principal Investigator (PI) in judging the validity of test data obtained in regard to biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study(ies) of limited complexity involving co-investigators, multiple campuses &/or  universities.  Continue Reading ▶︎

PrEP Study Data Coordinator

The PrEP Study Data Coordinator will work on a new PrEP R01 at ISGMH.

Job Summary:

Coordinates collection, analysis, processing & reporting of data & assists Principal Investigator (PI) in judging the validity of test data obtained in regard to biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study(ies) of limited complexity involving co-investigators, multiple campuses &/or  universities.  Continue Reading ▶︎

Announcing the Data Science & SGM Health Equity Paper Competition Winners

ISGMH is dedicated to fostering innovative, multidisciplinary research to improve sexual and gender minority (SGM) health and wellbeing. This summer, ISGMH’s CONNECT Research Program launched the Data Science & SGM Health Equity Paper Competition to stimulate student research at the intersection of data science and SGM health equity. Undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows were invited to submit papers for the competition. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Brian Feinstein Receives American Psychological Foundation Visionary Grant

Dr. Brian Feinstein recently received a 2018 Visionary Grant from the American Psychological Foundation for his project “Combating the invisibility of bisexuality: Attempts to gain visibility and their influences on bisexual individuals’ mental health.” This grant will support the expansion of the scope of Dr. Feinstein’s Bi+ Visibility Project, a study with the goal of advancing our understanding of bi+ individuals’ attempts to make their sexual identity visible to others. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Michelle Birkett attends the first New Voices meeting

In September, Dr. Michelle Birkett participated in the first meeting of the New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine cohort. Dr. Birkett is of eighteen science, engineering and medicine (SEM) leaders who were carefully selected for the New Voices initiative. In the next two years, the cohort will attend a series of meetings with a senior advisory committee and will offer their perspectives on some of the most complex challenges facing the nation and the world.  Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH’s Dr. Brian Feinstein and Dr. Lauren Beach Instrumental to Improving Bisexual Visibility in Chicago

This past week has been one of unprecedented triumph for Chicago’s bisexual community, as the Office of the Mayor Rahm Emanuel has issued a proclamation to officially recognize September 23 as Chicago’s “International Day of Bisexual Visibility.” This historical milestone marks the first time Chicago has officially commemorated a day in recognition and support of bisexual communities. Continue Reading ▶︎