ISGMH and MSS postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Ashley Kraus, was selected as a Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health fellow through the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS). This NIH-funded fellowship addresses the need for well-trained scientists in child and adolescent health, equipping them with the tools to succeed and retaining their commitment to be independent investigators. Continue Reading ▶︎
Compared to their non-sexual and gender minority (SGM) peers, SGM youth are disproportionally affected by suicide. ISGMH affiliate faculty member Dr. Hendricks Brown recently was awarded funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to address this disparity with a new project investigating existing suicide prevention programs.
This project will compare the effectiveness of prevention programs that target suicide directly with programs that target a range of risk factors for suicide. Continue Reading ▶︎
Dr. Kathryn Macapagal was recently featured in a Northwestern News round table discussion on interdisciplinary sexuality research at Northwestern. In conversation with Dr. Jennifer Nash and ISGMH affiliate faculty members Drs. Héctor Carrillo and Aymar Jean “AJ” Christian, Dr. Macapagal discussed the growth of the Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN), emerging themes in current sexuality research, and the importance of using an intersectional lens to study sexuality. Continue Reading ▶︎
On behalf of The LGBT Community Fund of The Chicago Community Trust, Morten Group has launched the 2018 Chicago LGBTQ Community Needs Assessment. The data collected will directly inform the LGBT Community Fund’s funding priorities (they’ve given nearly $1 million to various organizations serving Chicagoland’s LGBTQ+ people and communities over the past five years), and the results of the assessment will also be made available to the community, so local leaders and organizations can turn data into action right away. Continue Reading ▶︎
Dr. Kathryn Macapagal was recently accepted into the 2018-2019 cohort of the Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program.
Presented by Northwestern University and The Op-Ed Project, the Public Voices Fellowship Program amplifies voices of traditionally underrepresented scholars through Thought Leadership Seminars, dedicated coaching and editing support, media gatekeeper calls, and high-level mentoring. Continue Reading ▶︎
Dr. Lauren Beach, ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow, recently attended the first National LGBTQ Cultural Competency Summit. The Summit was hosted in Washington, DC from October 5-6, 2018 and organized by Whitman-Walker Health and the National LGBT Cancer Network.
Dr. Beach was personally invited to the Summit due to her expertise in designing curriculum for and delivering LGBTQ cultural competency trainings to diverse healthcare providers. Continue Reading ▶︎
Dr. Lauren Beach, ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow, was recently appointed to be the new associate director of the Evaluation, Data Integration and Technical Assistance (EDIT) program. A dedicated scholar and activist, Dr. Beach will play a critical role in continuing to grow the EDIT program’s capacity and reach, particularly around bisexual health, chronic health disparities among the SGM community, and monitoring and evaluation in clinic settings. Continue Reading ▶︎
Dr. Lauren Beach, an ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow, recently published a paper finding that lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning youth are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, be obese, and engage in less physical activity and more sedentary activities than heterosexual youth. This paper received the number one altmetric score, which is a high level score for the quantity and quality of online attention, for the journal Pediatric Diabetes. Continue Reading ▶︎