Third Coast Center for AIDS Research Seeks Research Project Coordinator

Third Coast Center for AIDS Research is currently hiring for a research project coordinator. This position will help implement a study looking at knowledge, attitudes and preferences to accessing HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among women of color in Chicago. The position will include a range of activities including survey administration, supporting qualitative interviews including note taking and depending on interest and skills, assisting with the analysis and study administration. Continue Reading ▶︎

Project VOICE Internship

Project VOICE (Visualizing Our Identities, Connections, and Environments) is a mixed-methods project that explores how networks, venues, and neighborhoods function as risk environments for young men who have sex with men of different racial groups. The project is currently seeking 1-2 interns to begin in September 2017. Read more about our Project VOICE internship, as well as our Evaluation internship, here. Continue Reading ▶︎

YRBS R01 Featured in the Huffington Post

The YRBS R01, a project in ISGMH’s EDIT program utilizing YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Survey) data to assess alcohol use disparities among young sexual minority populations, was featured in the Huffington Post. The Huffington Post article highlights important recent LGBTQ wellness stories and cites results from a YRBS R01 publication indicating high school students identifying as bisexual or reporting having partners of multiple sexes were up to twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to engage in alcohol use.   Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Reacts to President Trump’s Ban of Transgender Service Members

In his announcement that transgender people will not be “accepted or allowed” in the United States military, President Trump cited “tremendous medical costs” as a key reason.

Research shows, however, that healthcare costs for this group are similar to those of the general population. The exception is for transgender service members who seek gender-transition related healthcare, which could add up to a very small approximately 0.2% increase in military health care expenditures. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Michael Newcomb Featured in NBC Out

Dr. Michael Newcomb, ISGMH’s associate director for scientific development, was recently quoted in NBC Out speaking on the importance of evidence-based, inclusive sex education. In its July 2017 edition, Teen Vogue published A Guide to Anal Sex” to provide  thorough, fact-based sex education for teens.  Because of the subject matter, the article led to frank, and sometimes controversial, discussion across social media and other media outlets.   Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Brian Mustanski is a Collaborator on NIAID Award for Hunter College’s Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training

Hunter College’s Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training has been awarded a two-year milestone-based award for more than $2.9 million from the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to address the HIV epidemic among gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM).   Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Hosts Second Annual Symposium on June 29, 2017

On June 29th, ISGMH hosted its second Annual Symposium entitled “The State of LGBTQ Youth Health and Wellbeing: Strengthening Schools and Families to Build Resilience.” The symposium was organized by ISGMH, along with the Center for Prevention Implementation MethodologyAdvocates for Youth, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, and  supported by the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance Continue Reading ▶︎

Major Media Outlets Cover ISGMH’s Gender-Neutral Multi-Stall Restroom Announcement

ISGMH’s recent announcement that Northwestern University is the first major university in Chicago to offer a gender-neutral, multi-stall restroom has gained the attention of major media. Outlets such as The Chicago Sun-Times, U.S. News, CBS Chicago, and Diverse Issues in Higher Education, immediately covered our story.  This news was also picked up by The Quad City Times and the Bristol Herald Courier.   Continue Reading ▶︎

Northwestern Evaluators Welcome American Evaluation Association President and Form New Collaborative

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, evaluators from across Northwestern gathered to welcome American Evaluation Association (AEA) President Dr. Kathryn Newcomer to the university. Organized by the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program, the Center for Community Health (CCH) and the Department of Preventive Medicine, reception attendees represented more than 10 Northwestern departments and programs, and included many community partners such as the Chicago Department of Public Health. Continue Reading ▶︎