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Steven Thrasher

Steven Thrasher Centers the Roles of Race and Media in the Criminalization of HIV/AIDS

November 21, 2019
Steven Thrasher, ISGMH faculty member and the Daniel H. Renberg chair of social justice in reporting at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, presented on “Infectious Blackness: Race, Media, and the Criminalization of HIV/AIDS” on November 14 as part of ISGMH’s Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture series.


Ending the HIV Epidemic

65 Ways to End the HIV Epidemic

October 30, 2019
Science has the tools to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S., but it persists because prevention and treatment efforts are not reaching the right people at the right time.
State of Sexual and Gender Minority Health

Annual State of SGM Health Symposium Prioritizes Suicide Prevention

October 23, 2019
At its fourth annual State of Sexual and Gender Minority Health Symposium on October 18, the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) brought together health experts and community leaders to discuss suicide prevention in the LGBTQIA community.


Cec Hardacker

Cec Hardacker Presents on Gender Appropriate Language in Clinical Settings

September 17, 2019
As part of ISGMH’s Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture series, Cecilia ‘Cec’ Hardacker, Howard Brown Health’s Director of Education, presented on best practices for using gender appropriate language in clinical settings to more than 300 audience members including health practitioners, hospital administrators, and researchers.


Steven Thrasher

Steven Thrasher Joins ISGMH Faculty

August 12, 2019
We are excited to announce that Steven Thrasher, the inaugural Daniel H. Renberg Chair of social justice in reporting and assistant professor of journalism at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, has joined ISGMH’s core faculty group.


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ISGMH Marches in 2019 Chicago Pride Parade

July 9, 2019
Here at Northwestern University, Pride runs in the family. On World Pride Day, and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, ISGMH marched with units from Northwestern University and Northwestern Medicine in the 2019 Chicago Pride Parade in downtown Chicago.
Lauren Beach

Lauren B. Beach Receives NHLBI K12 Award for CADENCES HIV Project

July 9, 2019
ISGMH is proud to announce that our faculty member and Associate Director of the EDIT Research Program, Dr. Lauren B. Beach, has been named an inaugural Third Coast HIV-related Cardiovascular and Sleep Disorders Career Development Program K12 (TC-CS K12) Scholar.



Dr. Eric Plemons

Dr. Eric Plemons presents research on whiteness and facial feminization surgery

May 9, 2019
Dr. Plemons began by explaining that FFS is not a specific set of procedures performed across the board, but instead denotes a specific goal of the patient; it is a form of sex reassignment surgery which typically includes a variety of bone and soft tissue procedures intended to feminize the faces of transgender women.


Dr. Christina Dyar

Dr. Christina Dyar Shares Research on AFAB Health Disparities

April 18, 2019
As part of ISGMH’s Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture series, research assistant professor Dr. Christina Dyar presented research findings on health disparities affecting sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals assigned female at birth (AFAB).