ISGMH Hosts Eileen Pagán for Current Issues in LGBTQ Health Lecture

On October 4th, ISGMH welcomed researchers, healthcare professionals, students, and community members to the sixth lecture in the Current Issues in LGBTQ Health series featuring Eileen Pagán, M.A.T.

In their talk “Supporting and Lifting LGBTQ+ Youth of Color Experiences,” Eileen spoke of the importance of intersectionality, agency, and empowerment when working with LGBTQ+ youth of color. Continue Reading ▶︎

EDIT Program Hosts the Chicago Project PrIDE Community Forum

On Monday, September 25th, the EDIT Program collaborated with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to host the Project PrIDE Community Forum. Project PrIDE is a CDC-funded initiative that supports health departments implementing demonstration projects on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and Data to Care (use of HIV surveillance data to re-engage patients in care). Continue Reading ▶︎

Drs. Michelle Birkett and Gregory Phillips II Guest Editors for Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Drs. Michelle Birkett and Gregory Phillips II have been nominated as guest editors to organize a special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The special issue is titled “Breakthroughs in LGBT Health Research” and will focus particularly on innovative methods, measurement, or data analyses, the use of nationally representative data, transgender populations, and factors related to resiliency or intersectionality. Continue Reading ▶︎

Jim Carey Invited to Lecture for Feinberg Physician Assistant Program

Jim Carey, M.P.H., intervention implementation coordinator for the 2GETHER Project, will be lecturing on the topic of cultural competence with SGM clients for the physician assistant program at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine on October 17. This will be his seventh year lecturing for the program. He will also be lecturing in January on the topic of sexual risk assessment and risk reduction. Continue Reading ▶︎

The Sexualities Project at Northwestern Invites Applications for Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Sexuality Studies

The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) invites applications for two-year post-doctoral fellowships in sexuality studies (social scientific approaches), to run from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2020. They are particularly interested in candidates whose work falls within one or more of the following fields: African American Studies, Anthropology, Communication Studies, History, Human Development and Social Policy, Linguistics, Performance Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, or Sociology. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Michelle Birkett Speaking at 2017 Chicago Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Jam

Dr. Michelle Birkett will be an invited speaker for the 2017 Chicago Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Jam. This event is hosted by the Chicago Initiative for Biomedical Informatics and Data Science – a partnership between Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Birkett will discuss Network Canvas and the importance of social data in data science, particularly for understanding health disparities. Continue Reading ▶︎

Prevention Science and Methodology Group To Host HIV Prevention Virtual Grand Rounds

Ce-PIM‘s Prevention Science and Methodology Group (PSMG) is a virtual network of more than 425 empirical researchers and methodologists aimed to advance the field of prevention science and support the implementation of evidence-based prevention programs. The PSMG grand rounds are now conducted virtually over the internet, allowing the audience to view, question, and comment live from their own computer with leading scientists and methodologists at no cost. Continue Reading ▶︎

Medill School of Journalism Seeking Full-Time Faculty Member with Expertise in SGM Media Coverage

Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications seeks to hire a full-time faculty member (open rank) with expertise in media coverage of sexual and gender minorities for the Daniel H. Renberg Chair. The search is open to academics and journalists.

We invite you to apply and share this posting with qualified candidates! Continue Reading ▶︎

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 ▶︎