Apply for a Network Canvas Internship through NIDA’s Summer Research Internship Program

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Summer Research Internship Program is now accepting applications from undergraduate student interested in working with leading scientists on drug abuse and addiction research. Network Canvas, a project managed out of Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) in Chicago, is seeking an intern through the program. Continue Reading ▶︎

Out Magazine Names Steven Thrasher One of 2019’s “Most Impactful and Influential LGBTQ+ People”

Out magazine named Steven Thrasher, ISGMH faculty member and Daniel H. Renberg chair of social justice in reporting at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, to its annual Out100 list of “the year’s most impactful and influential LGBTQ+ people.” Profiled for his fight against the criminalization of HIV, Thrasher enjoys the company of journalist Ronan Farrow, rapper Lil Nas X, trans activist Gavin Grimm, and WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner on this year’s list. Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Responds to HHS Proposed Rule that Could End Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ Individuals

On November 1, 2019, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking along with a “Notice of Nonenforcement” that states the agency will not enforce nondiscrimination protections put in place by the Obama administration in December 2016. These protections were enacted to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people would not experience discrimination by any entity receiving federal grants from HHS. Continue Reading ▶︎

65 Ways to End the HIV Epidemic

By Marla Paul

Science has the tools to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S., but it persists because prevention and treatment efforts are not reaching the right people at the right time.

Scientists from HIV research centers around the country, their partners in the community providing HIV services and senior federal officials will convene at a summit in Chicago Oct. Continue Reading ▶︎