ISGMH Collaborates Across Multiple Departments in Transgender Fertility Study

ISGMH faculty members Dr. Brian Mustanski and Dr. Kathryn Macapagal, as well as research coordinator Maggie Matson, recently co-authored a paper for the Journal of Adolescent Health titled “Attitudes Toward Fertility and Reproductive Health Among Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Adolescents.” The paper expands current knowledge about the reproductive desires of transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) adolescents who may experience infertility following gender-affirming medical care. Continue Reading ▶︎

Drs. Brian Feinstein and Lauren Beach Featured by the Bisexual Resource Center

ISGMH research assistant professor Dr. Brian Feinstein and ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow Dr. Lauren Beach were recently featured on the Bisexual Resource Center’s website.

In a research spotlight piece commemorating Bisexual Health Awareness Month, both Dr. Feinstein and Dr. Beach were invited to discuss their research findings and future plans as they relate to bisexual health. Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Ethan Morgan Receives NIH National Research Service Award

We are delighted to announce that ISGMH postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Ethan Morgan, has been awarded the National Institute of Health (NIH) National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship. This fellowship offers the opportunity to receive full-time postdoctoral research training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

At ISGMH, Dr. Morgan’s research focuses on understanding the longitudinal epidemiology of HIV among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Faculty Contributes to CDPH’s LGBTQ Health Report

On March 26, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CPDH) released the “Healthy Chicago Databook: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Health” report, which provides a comprehensive view of sexual and gender minority health in Chicago. In recent years, Mayor Emanuel has taken steps to improve health equity for Chicago’s LGBT community, which comprises 7.5% of the city’s population. Continue Reading ▶︎

LGBT health expert available on new limits for transgender troops

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LGBT health expert available on new limits for transgender troops

CHICAGO — A recent policy recommendation from the Trump administration disqualifies transgender persons who require or have undergone gender transition from serving in the military. Continue Reading ▶︎

Funding Opportunity: NIH Administrative Supplements to Expand Research on SGM populations

On March 15, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director announced a new funding opportunity allowing investigators with active NIH awards to request administrative supplements to expand their existing research on Sexual & Gender Minority (SGM) populations. The deadline to apply for a supplement award is May 8, 2018. Continue Reading ▶︎

CONNECT Publication Featured by the Society for Community Research and Action

A CONNECT publication was recently featured on the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) website. Written by Liz McConnell, an NRSA predoctoral fellow with ISGMH, and Ashley Simons-Rudolph, the post details findings from a CONNECT paper exploring multiple minority stress and community resilience in marginalized groups. Informed by minority stress and intersectionality theories, the paper found sexual minority men of color, especially Black men, experience racial stigma in LGBT spaces as well as LGBT stigma in their communities. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Dustin Duncan Presents Current Issues in LGBTQ Health Lecture

Dr. Dustin Duncan joined ISGMH on March 13th to present the tenth lecture in our Current Issues in LGBTQ Health series.

Dr. Duncan discussed several of his research projects in a talk titled “Spatial Epidemiology of Health Disparities in LGBT Populations: What Do We Know and What’s Next?” His lecture emphasized the importance of examining the role social and environmental determinants of health play in shaping health disparities in SGM populations. Continue Reading ▶︎