The Centers for Disease Control classifies Keep It Up! as a best evidence intervention for HIV risk reduction

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CHICAGO — Keep It Up! 2.0, a novel online HIV prevention program developed by Northwestern’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, has been designated by the HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis (PRS) project at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as showing the best evidence of efficacy. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Ashley Kraus Selected as a NUCATS Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health Fellow

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 ▶︎

Dr. Kathryn Macapagal Featured in Northwestern News Profile on Sexuality Research

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 ▶︎

Dr. Kathryn Macapagal Named Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellow

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. Brian Feinstein Receives American Psychological Foundation Visionary Grant

Dr. Brian Feinstein recently received a 2018 Visionary Grant from the American Psychological Foundation for his project “Combating the invisibility of bisexuality: Attempts to gain visibility and their influences on bisexual individuals’ mental health.” This grant will support the expansion of the scope of Dr. Feinstein’s Bi+ Visibility Project, a study with the goal of advancing our understanding of bi+ individuals’ attempts to make their sexual identity visible to others. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Dennis Li Selected to Participate in the 2018 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH)

Dr. Dennis Li, an ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow, was recently selected to participate in the 2018 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH). The TIDIRH is a training institute comprised of a cohort of junior and senior investigators interested in conducting dissemination and implementation health research. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Brian Mustanski Elected President of the International Academy of Sex Researchers

ISGMH director, Dr. Brian Mustanski, was recently elected president of the International Academy of Sex Researchers (IASR). The IASR’s mission is to promote sexuality research by convening scholars and disseminating research in their journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior. Dr. Mustanski will serve as IASR president-elect in 2018 and IASR president in 2019. Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Faculty and Postdocs Present Out Network SGM Research Lunch and Learn

Several ISGMH faculty and postdoctoral research fellows recently presented at an Out Network Lunch and Learn titled “New Faculty and Fellow LGBT Health Research at Northwestern.” Drs. Brian Feinstein, Ashley Kraus, Dennis Li, Kathryn Macapagal, and Ethan Morgan each gave individual presentations sharing their recent research with LGBT Northwestern faculty and staff. Continue Reading ▶︎