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.
ISGMH associate director, Dr. Francesca Gaiba, was awarded funding to support ISGMH’s third Annual State of LGBTQ Health Symposium. The 2018 Symposium will focus on the intersections of race/ethnicity and LGBTQ identities. Dr. Gaiba was also selected for this award in 2017 to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups attending our National LGBTQ Health Conference.
Evaluation, Data Integration and Technical Assistance (EDIT) program director Dr. Gregory Phillips II and EDIT associate director Dr. George Greene, along with ISGMH affiliate faculty member Dr. Leah Neubauer, were also selected for a Linzer grant. EDIT will partner with key stakeholders of the Northwestern University Evaluation and Research Alliance (NU-ERA) to host a day-long conference focused on fostering successful community/academic partnerships through an empowerment evaluation approach. Drawing from experiences from EDIT’s Evaluation Center as well as the lessons learned from partnering community organizations, this conference will discuss how Northwestern researchers and evaluators can expand and improve community partnerships moving forward.
ISGMH’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and community engagement is central to our mission of improving the health and lives of sexual and gender minority communities. Congratulations Drs. Gaiba, Phillips, Greene, and Neubauer!