Cardiovascular Disease Risk May Be Significantly Higher Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men, Study Finds

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Chicago – Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) may be at a three-fold risk of cardiovascular disease due to high levels of systemic inflammation, reports a new Institute of Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing study. Systemic inflammation is commonly associated with HIV infection, but the study shows elevated inflammation levels among YMSM regardless of their HIV infection status. Continue Reading ▶︎

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 ▶︎

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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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 ▶︎

Network Canvas Participating in NIDA’s Summer Research Internship Program (Apply by 2/11)

Network Canvas is one of the research projects participating in the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)’s Summer Research 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 ▶︎