Phlebotomist / Research Study Assistant

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The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is seeking applicants for a phlebotomist. This position performs biomedical &/or social-behavioral research by administering tests &/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating &/or processing responses; gathering information; performing phlebotomy; specimen processing shipping & assisting in the preparation of material for inclusion in reports.  Completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all relevant current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

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Research Data Analyst Associate

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Utilizes multiple quantitative and qualitative datasets from a variety of sources and interprets results using various techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex data mining. Assists in the design, development and implementation of business solutions partnering with clients to identify analytical requirements.  Compiles reports, charts, and tables based on established statistical methods.

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Michelle Birkett Awarded Grant to Use Simulation to Understand Health Disparities

A new R01 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) was awarded to Michelle Birkett, Ph.D., of Northwestern University. Birkett is an Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) faculty member and director of the Institute’s CONNECT Complex Systems and Health Disparities Research Program. Continue Reading ▶︎

Finance/Program Coordinator

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Ensures the effective, compliant, & efficient daily management of research operational, financial, & business functions in support of the business area’s mission & in coordination with program administrator and central offices such as OSR, ASRSP, HR, Budget, Facilities, & IT.  Provides support in reviewing & recommending policy & procedure designed to enhance operational excellence of a program in order to ensure success. Continue Reading ▶︎

Brian Feinstein on Nuance and Resilience in Bisexual Male Youth Health Research

Brian Feinstein, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH). Feinstein’s research focuses on understanding and reducing the health disparities affecting sexual and gender minority populations, especially bisexual and other non-monosexual individuals. He is currently the principal investigator on the Bi+ Youth Project at ISGMH. Continue Reading ▶︎

HR Program Coordinator

The HR Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for hiring, onboarding, training, and other HR initiatives such as employee appreciation, satisfaction/retention, and the internship program.

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Provides management for an education, research &/or operations program/project, recommending goals, assessing feasibility and ongoing performance & providing day-to-day oversight of administrative & operational functions.  Continue Reading ▶︎

Former ISGMH Research Fellow Liz McConnell Wins Dissertation Award

Liz McConnell, Ph.D., who completed a research fellowship with ISGMH in 2018, was awarded the Emory L. Cowen Dissertation Award for the Promotion of Wellness by the Society for Community Research and Action, a division of the American Psychological Association.

In her dissertation, “Race-Related Social Contextual Factors, Substance Use, and HIV Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in Chicago,” McConnell sought to increase understanding of the many drivers responsible for the disproportionate impact of HIV among Black young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Continue Reading ▶︎

Christina Dyar on the Importance of Intersectional Approaches to Bisexual Health

Christina Dyar, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH). Dyar’s research focuses on understanding and reducing health disparities affecting sexual and gender minority populations, especially sexual minority women and bisexual individuals. In this Q&A, Dyar discusses the limited amount of research on bisexual health, how stigma impacts health, and the importance of utilizing intersectional research approaches to evaluate bi+ health. Continue Reading ▶︎

Postdoctoral Fellow in Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Evaluation

The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) seeks a postdoc to be involved in several new projects within the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program. The postdoc will receive mentorship and training opportunities on a number of local, community-embedded evaluation projects (the Evaluation Center) funded by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), and led by EDIT Director Dr.  Continue Reading ▶︎