EDIT Builds Visibility at American Evaluation Association’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC

Over five thousand evaluators from around the world gathered from November 6th to November 11th in Washington, DC for Evaluation 2017, the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). The theme of the conference, “From Learning to Action,” focused on improving the field of evaluation to have a more significant impact on the communities in which they are doing work. Continue Reading ▶︎

EDIT Program Cohosts Groundbreaking Bisexual Health Event

On November 2nd, the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) program partnered with the Black Treatment Action Network (BTAN), the Department of Health and Human Services Regional Resource Network Program Region 5, Project RSP, Project Elevate, and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC),  to host the “We See You: Countering the Invisibility of Bisexual Health” conference. 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 ▶︎

Dr. Francesca Gaiba Serving on Feinberg Diversity and Inclusion Council

ISGMH associate director, Dr. Francesca Gaiba, is making a difference as a member of the Feinberg School of Medicine’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. The Council works to shape the broader strategy of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Feinberg. As a member of the Council, Dr. Gaiba and her colleagues offer suggestions, provide oversight, and promote strategies to ensure inclusion is a cornerstone of Feinberg’s culture. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Gregory Phillips II Awarded CDPH Infrastructure Building Grant

Dr. Gregory Phillips II, assistant professor of Medical Social Sciences and director of the Evaluation, Data Integration and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program within ISGMH, has been awarded an infrastructure building grant by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). This grant will improve the Evaluation Center’s capacity to support community agencies serving sexual and gender minority populations on both local and national scales through evaluation of participating sites and provision of relevant technical assistance. Continue Reading ▶︎

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Seeking Implementation Scientist

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a full-time Implementation Scientist at the rank of Assistant Professor. The candidate will join a rich, collaborative environment with other clinicians and scientists in the Feinberg School of Medicine and throughout the University, and will be affiliated with the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology (Ce-PIM). Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Brian Mustanski Featured in Breakthroughs Newsletter

ISGMH director, Dr. Brian Mustanski, was featured in the October 2017 Feinberg School of Medicine Research Office’s monthly Breakthroughs newsletter. The newsletter details the new cross-cutting themes and disease-based focus area recently added to Feinberg’s strategic research plan. Dr. Mustanski was quoted explaining the motivation behind adding “Health Aging” as one of these cross-cutting themes, citing the shifting focus of HIV research to include older populations. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Lauren Beach Speaking at “We See You: Countering the Invisibility of Bisexual Health”

Dr. Lauren Beach, ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow, will be an invited speaker for the “We See You: Countering the Invisibility of Bisexual Health” conference on November 2nd. Hosted by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and co-sponsored by ISGMH’s EDIT Program, the event aims to explore the relationships of racial equity and social justice in the bisexual community. Continue Reading ▶︎