Dr. Brian Feinstein Selected as Association for Psychological Science Rising Star

ISGMH is proud to announce Dr. Brian Feinstein, postdoctoral research fellow, was recently named a Rising Star in the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Dr. Feinstein’s research interests include sexual and gender minority (SGM) health, bisexual and other non-monosexual populations, SGM couples/relationships, and prevention and intervention with SGM populations. Continue Reading ▶︎

TransYouth Network Study Seeking Behavioral Research Associate

Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is seeking a behavioral research associate to work in trans youth health research. The behavioral research associate assists the Research Coordinator, Co-Investigators, and Principal Investigators with the day-to-day activities of behavioral research studies focusing the testing and outreach program’s efforts to integrate a short substance abuse screening tool into the testing process targeted primarily at YMSM as well as various other studies within the Division of Adolescent Medicine. Continue Reading ▶︎

Apply by 2/12 for a Chance to Participate as a RADAR Intern with NIDA’s Summer Research Program

ISGMH’s RADAR project is one of the research studies participating in the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Summer Research Internship Program, which 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 (American Indians/Alaska Natives, Black/African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders). Continue Reading ▶︎

EDIT Builds Visibility at American Evaluation Association’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC

Over five thousand evaluators from around the world gathered from November 6th to November 11th in Washington, DC for Evaluation 2017, the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). The theme of the conference, “From Learning to Action,” focused on improving the field of evaluation to have a more significant impact on the communities in which they are doing work. Continue Reading ▶︎

EDIT Program Cohosts Groundbreaking Bisexual Health Event

On November 2nd, the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) program partnered with the Black Treatment Action Network (BTAN), the Department of Health and Human Services Regional Resource Network Program Region 5, Project RSP, Project Elevate, and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC),  to host the “We See You: Countering the Invisibility of Bisexual Health” conference. Continue Reading ▶︎

SMART Project Receives NIH Diversity Supplement Grant

ISGMH’s SMART Project recently received a diversity supplement grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH provides administrative supplements to fund projects to recruit and support minority students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators. The spirit of this supplement is to incorporate diversity into existing project by allowing for underrepresented populations to access and work on already funded projects. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Francesca Gaiba Serving on Feinberg Diversity and Inclusion Council

ISGMH associate director, Dr. Francesca Gaiba, is making a difference as a member of the Feinberg School of Medicine’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. The Council works to shape the broader strategy of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Feinberg. As a member of the Council, Dr. Gaiba and her colleagues offer suggestions, provide oversight, and promote strategies to ensure inclusion is a cornerstone of Feinberg’s culture. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Gregory Phillips II Awarded CDPH Infrastructure Building Grant

Dr. Gregory Phillips II, assistant professor of Medical Social Sciences and director of the Evaluation, Data Integration and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program within ISGMH, has been awarded an infrastructure building grant by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). This grant will improve the Evaluation Center’s capacity to support community agencies serving sexual and gender minority populations on both local and national scales through evaluation of participating sites and provision of relevant technical assistance. Continue Reading ▶︎