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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎