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Summer Intensive Program in Intersectional BIPOC SGM-focused HIV Science

About the Program

The inaugural Summer Intensive Program in Intersectional BIPOC SGM-focused HIV Science was held in Chicago in May-June 2022.

The program invites a small cohort of trainees in the behavioral and social sciences who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and also sexual and gender minorities (SGM) in either graduate or postdoctoral training programs to attend an series of lectures and workshops.

The Summer Intensive Program is sponsored by the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) at Northwestern University, the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research, and the Southern AIDS Coalition.

The program is led by ISGMH Associate Director Jagadīśa-devaśrī Dācus, PhD. Lectures during the program are led by Northwestern faculty and participating academic and community collaborators from Chicagoland and from across the country.

Program Sponsors

As a university-wide institute at Northwestern University, ISGMH's mission is to connect scholars from numerous disciplines with the SGM community to forge collaborations and stimulate innovative research to improve SGM health and wellbeing. The Institute provides opportunities for high-level research and training for the next generation of SGM scholars.

The Third Coast Center for AIDS Research is a citywide collaboration led by Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, the Chicago and Illinois Departments of Public Health and multiple community partners. The center’s mission is to catalyze cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional research will end the HIV epidemic.

The mission of Southern AIDS Coalition is to end HIV/STI epidemics in the South by promoting accessible and high-quality systems of prevention, treatment, care, housing, and essential support services.