ISGMH Brings Current Issues in LGBTQ Health to Evanston with Dr. Jennifer Brier

ISGMH was proud to host our first Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture in Evanston last week. Dr. Jennifer Brier, the director for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s program in Women’s and Gender Studies, examined the history of HIV/AIDS in a talk titled “How to Have History in an Epidemic: Can History Make You Healthy?” Dr. Continue Reading ▶︎

IMPACT Publication Showcased in Northwestern Now

A recent IMPACT publication on the potential protective factors of romantic relationships for gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents was recently highlighted by Northwestern Now. The publication detailed findings from IMPACT’s Q2 study, the longest running longitudinal study of LGBT youth ever conducted. The publication showed that while romantic involvement served as a stress buffer for gay and lesbians, the opposite is true for bisexuals, who often face unique stressors in relationships. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Michelle Birkett Invited to Speak at Northwestern and DePaul University

Dr. Michelle Birkett, director of the CONNECT Complex Systems and Health Disparities Research program, has been invited to give a talk at the Personality, Development, and Health Psychology Brown Bag Series at Northwestern University, to take place this Friday, February 9th from 3:00-4:00 pm in Swift Hall 210. Her talk will be titled “Using Network Data to Understand the Social and Systemic Drivers of HIV.”

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ISGMH Hosts First Affiliate Showcase

Researchers, students, and community members filled our Stonewall Conference Room last week for ISGMH’s first Affiliate Showcase featuring a panel of five affiliate faculty members: Dr. Lisa Hirschhorn, Dr. Amy Johnson, Dr. Judy Moskowitz, Sarah Penzell, and Nathan Waller. Featuring short presentations and a panel-based discussion, this showcase highlighted the diverse and innovative sexual and gender minority work being conducted by ISGMH affiliate faculty members. Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Awards First Graduate Fellow Research Award to James Wages

ISGMH is proud to announce the first recipient of our Graduate Fellow Research Award, James Wages. This award recognizes and supports the research of Northwestern graduate students working on SGM (sexual and gender minority) health and wellbeing. The ISGMH Graduate Fellow Research Award was established to provide opportunities for high-level research and training for the next generation of SGM scholars. Continue Reading ▶︎

Drs. Brian Mustanski and Brian Feinstein to Speak in Northwestern Social Psychology Brownbag Series

Drs. Brian Mustanski, ISGMH director, and Brian Feinstein, ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow, were recently invited to speak as part of the Northwestern Department of Psychology’s Social Brownbag series. Their talk is titled “Close relationships and the health of young gay and bisexual men.”

Dr. Mustanski will provide an overview of the epidemiology of HIV and risk factors among young gay and bisexual men. Continue Reading ▶︎

Multiple ISGMH Faculty Members Awarded Daniel I. Linzer Grants for Innovation in Diversity and Equity

We are proud to announce that two projects proposed by ISGMH faculty members were selected for Daniel I. Linzer Grants for Innovation in Diversity and Equity. The Linzer grants are sponsored by the Office of the Provost and fund innovative and novel faculty projects that will enhance Northwestern University’s mission of education and research through improved diversity and inclusion. Continue Reading ▶︎