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 ▶︎

Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) and the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program (GSS) Seeking Program Assistant

Our colleagues at the Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) and the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program (GSS) are hiring a program assistant. The program assistant provides standard & routine clerical & administrative support to SPAN and GSS which may include word processing, data entry, ordering supplies, opening & sorting mail, copying, filing, faxing, answering phones, greeting visitors, providing information, &/or scheduling meetings.  Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Featured in Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office Annual Report

ISGMH was featured in the Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO)’s 2017 Annual Report. A core goal of the SGMRO is to remove structural barriers preventing the advancement of SGM health and wellbeing through research. The report cites ISGMH’s 2017 National LGBTQ Health Conference, Conference Professional Development Institute, and 2017 State of LGBTQ Youth Heath Symposium working group as important collaborations in working towards this goal. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Michelle Birkett Selected for the New Voices Cohort of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

We are pleased to announce that ISGMH’s Dr. Michelle Birkett, assistant professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences and director of the CONNECT Complex Systems and Health Disparities Research Program, has been appointed to the National Academies’ New Voices in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine cohort. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Brian Mustanski Appointed to the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities

ISGMH director, Dr. Brian Mustanski, was recently appointed to the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The Advisory Council advises the U. S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, the NIH director, and the director of the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) on matters related to the NIMHD’s mission to ensure all populations have equal opportunity to lead healthy lives. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Héctor Carrillo Joins ISGMH for Current Issues in LGBTQ Health Lecture

Dr. Héctor Carrillo recently presented “Rethinking Sexual Migration: Shifting Sexualities and Health Implications” for ISGMH’s Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture series. With an emphasis on the importance of recognizing the impact social factors have on health, Dr. Carrillo shared themes from his book Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men. Continue Reading ▶︎

Call for Submissions: Data Science & SGM Health Equity Paper Competition

ISGMH’s CONNECT Research Program is holding a competition to encourage student research at the intersection of data science and health equity in sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations. Three winners will be selected to receive a $500 prize, have their work highlighted in ISGMH’s marketing materials, and an opportunity to present their work at ISGMH in late 2018. Continue Reading ▶︎