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Northwestern professor Brian Mustanski appointed advisor to director of the NIH

December 20, 2023
Northwestern University professor Brian Mustanski has been appointed to the Advisory Committee to the Director of National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Monica Bertagnolli. Mustanski was invited to join the committee by Xavier Becerra, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Mustanski’s appointment begins immediately and extends through 2027.

Patients can choose “X” as sex designation at Northwestern Medicine starting Dec. 18

December 11, 2023
Patients will soon be able to choose “X” as a sex designation at Northwestern Medicine’s 11 hospitals and more than 200 outpatient locations throughout Illinois. “X” is a sex designation on government identification documents that represents a legal sex other than male or female. Most commonly, people who are nonbinary, intersex or transgender may opt to use “X” instead of male “M” or female “F” as a sex designation on identification documents. The designation will be available as part of the health system’s electronic medical record beginning Dec. 18.

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