NBC received public nominations from all over the country and several from outside the U.S. After the submission deadline in April, a committee of NBC journalists and executives reviewed the nominations and decided on the list of finalists. Continue Reading ▶︎
ISGMH is proud to announce Dr. Michael Newcomb was recently named a “Rising Star of Clinical Science” by the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Newcomb was selected along with three other early career faculty from across the U.S. who conduct innovative research in clinical science to give a talk at the APS Annual Convention in Boston. Continue Reading ▶︎
ISGMH is proud to announce that Dr. Kathryn Macapagal has been awarded the Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) grant for the abstract, “Hookup app use and sexual behavior among adolescent men who have sex with men”.
Geosocial networking applications (‘hookup apps’) to meet men for sex are widely used among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States. Continue Reading ▶︎
The 2017 National LGBTQ Health Conference was recently featured in a Windy City Times article. Author Matt Simonette summarizes keynote speaker Dr. Ilan Meyer’s remarks regarding minority health disparity models as well as Dr. Karen Parker’s overview of federal sexual and gender minority health research.
Over 250 scientists, public health professionals, students, and healthcare providers braved the rain for the 5th Annual National LGBTQ Health Conference. With the goal of creating a dialogue between researchers and practitioners and fostering professional development and networking opportunities, the conference focused on six themes, namely HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Adolescent Health, Violence and Trauma, Suicide and Mental Health, and Intersections of Race/Ethnicity and LGBTQ Health. Continue Reading ▶︎
SGM youth HIV prevention research conducted by Drs. Brian Mustanski and Kathryn Macapagal et al. was recently featured in the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities quarterly newsletter. In the article, Dr. Mustanski spoke of parental permission for youth research participation as being a barrier facing important HIV research today. Continue Reading ▶︎
Dr. Brian Mustanski, Greg Swann, and Dr. Michael Newcomb were recently published in AIDS and Behavior.
The article pulled from the ChiGuys, Crew 450, and RADAR studies to examine the relationship between positive parenting practices and substance use and HIV risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Continue Reading ▶︎
ISGMH is proud to announce Dr. Michelle Birkett has been promoted from Research Assistant Professor to Assistant Professor on the Tenure-Eligible Investigator Faculty Career Track! Dr. Birkett is the director of ISGMH’s CONNECT Complex Systems and Health Disparities program.
Dr. Birkett’s research uses network and quantitative methodologies to understand the social contextual influence of stigma on the health and wellbeing of marginalized populations, and in particular, sexual and gender minority youth. Continue Reading ▶︎
ISGMH is proud to announce Dr. Gregory Phillips II has been promoted from Research Assistant Professor to Assistant Professor on the Tenure-Eligible Investigator Faculty Career Track! Dr. Phillips is the director of ISGMH’s Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) program.
Dr. Phillips’ research focuses on understanding social-, sexual-, and network-level factors that drive the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly among young MSM and Black MSM. Continue Reading ▶︎
This exciting National LGBTQ Health Conference:
- Brings together scientists, health professionals, and providers to improve the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer populations
- Includes access to a Professional Development Institute included in your registration fee!
- Offers continuing education units to Illinois psychologists and licensed mental health providers
April 28-30, 2017
Keynote Speakers Include: