Dr. Mustanski’s Research Informs New APA Resolution on Adolescent Participation in Health Research

Monitor on Psychology has featured ISGMH director, Dr. Mustanski, in a recent piece about a new American Psychology Assocation resolution that supports mature minors’ participation in research without parental permission. Early in his career, Dr. Mustanski spent several months fighting for IRB approval of his research on mental health and HIV prevention in LGBTQ teens, which required a waiver of parental permission because many potential participants weren’t “out” to their parents about their sexual and gender identities. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Gregory Phillips II Appointed Associate Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation

Dr. Gregory Phillips II has been appointed as an associate editor of the American Journal of Evaluation.

In this role as a member of the journal’s editorial board, Dr. Phillips will help shape emerging discussions in the field of evaluation. In addition to this new leadership position, Dr. Phillips currently serves as the Program Chair of the American Evaluation Association’s Social Network Analysis Topical Interest Group as well as a member of the LGBT Topical Interest Group. Continue Reading ▶︎

Call for Applications: ISGMH Graduate Fellow Research Award 2019

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2019 Graduate Fellow Research Award. ISGMH established this award in 2017 to provide opportunities for high-level research and training for the next generation of SGM scholars. This award recognizes and supports the research of Northwestern graduate students in any discipline working on SGM health and wellbeing. Continue Reading ▶︎

Senior Project Coordinator

Job Summary: Senior Project Coordinator provides direction in reviewing & recommending policy & procedure designed to enhance operational excellence of a program/project in order to ensure success.  Ensures the effective, compliant, & efficient daily management of all operational, financial, & business functions in support of the business area’s mission & in coordination with central offices such as HR, Budget, Facilities, IT, & Provost.  Continue Reading ▶︎

RADAR Research Study Assistant

Job Summary: Research Study Assistant performs biomedical &/or social-behavioral research by administering tests &/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating &/or processing responses; gathering information; &/or 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). Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Michelle Birkett Named a Faculty Associate of the Northwestern Institute for Policy Research

Dr. Michelle Birkett was recently named a faculty associate of the Northwestern Institute for Policy Research (IPR). IPR is dedicated to supporting excellent social science research on pressing public policy matters. As an IPR faculty associate, Dr. Birkett joins a community of interdisciplinary scholars conducting policy-relevant research in a variety of fields. Continue Reading ▶︎

Drs. Francesca Gaiba and Kathryn Macapagal Awarded Daniel I. Linzer Grant for Innovation in Diversity and Equity

We are proud to announce that several ISGMH faculty and affiliate faculty members were selected for Daniel I. Linzer Grants and Awards. The Linzer grants are sponsored by the Office of the Provost and fund innovative and novel faculty projects that will foster diversity and inclusion efforts at Northwestern University. Continue Reading ▶︎

Ce-PIM Participating in NIDA’s Summer Research Internship Program (Apply by 2/11)

The Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology for Drug Abuse and HIV (Ce-PIM) is participating as a site for the 2019 NIDA Summer Internship Program. This program introduces undergraduate students to the field of drug abuse and addiction research through paid internship placements across the country. The internship program is open to all undergraduate applicants, but places priority on recruiting students who are part of groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences. Continue Reading ▶︎

For LGBTQ teens, participating in health research is just as comfortable as posting pictures on social media and doing homework

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Zaina Awad
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Chicago — LGBTQ teens feel more comfortable participating in sexual health and HIV prevention research than they do with routine everyday events, like taking a test or getting blood drawn, reports a new Northwestern University study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Continue Reading ▶︎