Jim Carey Invited to Lecture for Feinberg Physician Assistant Program

Jim Carey, M.P.H., intervention implementation coordinator for the 2GETHER Project, will be lecturing on the topic of cultural competence with SGM clients for the physician assistant program at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine on October 17. This will be his seventh year lecturing for the program. He will also be lecturing in January on the topic of sexual risk assessment and risk reduction. Continue Reading ▶︎

The Sexualities Project at Northwestern Invites Applications for Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Sexuality Studies

The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) invites applications for two-year post-doctoral fellowships in sexuality studies (social scientific approaches), to run from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2020. They are particularly interested in candidates whose work falls within one or more of the following fields: African American Studies, Anthropology, Communication Studies, History, Human Development and Social Policy, Linguistics, Performance Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, or Sociology. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Michelle Birkett Speaking at 2017 Chicago Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Jam

Dr. Michelle Birkett will be an invited speaker for the 2017 Chicago Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Jam. This event is hosted by the Chicago Initiative for Biomedical Informatics and Data Science – a partnership between Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Birkett will discuss Network Canvas and the importance of social data in data science, particularly for understanding health disparities. Continue Reading ▶︎

Prevention Science and Methodology Group To Host HIV Prevention Virtual Grand Rounds

Ce-PIM‘s Prevention Science and Methodology Group (PSMG) is a virtual network of more than 425 empirical researchers and methodologists aimed to advance the field of prevention science and support the implementation of evidence-based prevention programs. The PSMG grand rounds are now conducted virtually over the internet, allowing the audience to view, question, and comment live from their own computer with leading scientists and methodologists at no cost. Continue Reading ▶︎

Medill School of Journalism Seeking Full-Time Faculty Member with Expertise in SGM Media Coverage

Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications seeks to hire a full-time faculty member (open rank) with expertise in media coverage of sexual and gender minorities for the Daniel H. Renberg Chair. The search is open to academics and journalists.

We invite you to apply and share this posting with qualified candidates! Continue Reading ▶︎

Third Coast Center for AIDS Research Seeks Research Project Coordinator

Third Coast Center for AIDS Research is currently hiring for a research project coordinator. This position will help implement a study looking at knowledge, attitudes and preferences to accessing HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among women of color in Chicago. The position will include a range of activities including survey administration, supporting qualitative interviews including note taking and depending on interest and skills, assisting with the analysis and study administration. Continue Reading ▶︎

Project VOICE Internship

Project VOICE (Visualizing Our Identities, Connections, and Environments) is a mixed-methods project that explores how networks, venues, and neighborhoods function as risk environments for young men who have sex with men of different racial groups. The project is currently seeking 1-2 interns to begin in September 2017. Read more about our Project VOICE internship, as well as our Evaluation internship, here. Continue Reading ▶︎

YRBS R01 Featured in the Huffington Post

The YRBS R01, a project in ISGMH’s EDIT program utilizing YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Survey) data to assess alcohol use disparities among young sexual minority populations, was featured in the Huffington Post. The Huffington Post article highlights important recent LGBTQ wellness stories and cites results from a YRBS R01 publication indicating high school students identifying as bisexual or reporting having partners of multiple sexes were up to twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to engage in alcohol use.   Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Reacts to President Trump’s Ban of Transgender Service Members

In his announcement that transgender people will not be “accepted or allowed” in the United States military, President Trump cited “tremendous medical costs” as a key reason.

Research shows, however, that healthcare costs for this group are similar to those of the general population. The exception is for transgender service members who seek gender-transition related healthcare, which could add up to a very small approximately 0.2% increase in military health care expenditures. Continue Reading ▶︎