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New Resource Helps LGBTQ Students Considering Careers in Medicine

September 24, 2020
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students considering a career in medicine can now consult the LGBTQ+ Pre-Med guide for information about finding a good fit, answers to common application questions, and connections to additional resources.



Ricky Hill

Ricky Hill is Promoted to Research Assistant Professor

November 3, 2020
Ricky Hill, Ph.D., has been promoted to Research Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine effective October 2020. Hill is a faculty member at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH), where they direct the 2GETHER Project, an HIV prevention and relationship education program for young male couples.


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Postdoctoral Fellows Present their Research and the Work Ahead

October 29, 2020
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing’s (ISGMH) new cohort of postdoctoral fellows Ji-Young Lee, Ph.D.; Christopher Owens, Ph.D., M.P.H.; and Joshua Schrock, Ph.D., M.P.H., presented at the Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture series event hosted on October 15, 2020.
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Dr. Kenneth Mayer Presents on Fenway Health's Academic LGBTQIA+ Community Center

October 15, 2020
Dr. Kenneth Mayer, the medical research director and co-chair of the Fenway Institute and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, presented at the Leaders in LGBTQ Health lecture series hosted by Northwestern University's Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) on September 30, 2020.
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Disclosure of PrEP Usage on Social Media

October 2, 2020
The new paper “Sensitive Sharing on Social Media: Exploring Willingness to Disclose PrEP Usage Among Adolescent Males Who Have Sex With Males” explores how adolescent men who have sex with men (AMSM) make decisions about sharing sensitive personal information on social media.


Lauren Beach

Lauren Beach Receives R01 Grant on Cardiovascular Health in SGM Populations

August 19, 2020
A new R01 grant from the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) was awarded to Lauren Beach, Ph.D., J.D., faculty member at Northwestern University's Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) and in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Feinberg School of Medicine.
Brian Mustanski

ISGMH Director Featured in NIH Researcher Spotlight

August 3, 2020
Brian Mustanski, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH), was featured in a researcher spotlight by NIH’s Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office.




Antibody Testing Research Receives NSF RAPID Grant

June 22, 2020
Northwestern University researchers have received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to generate scientific insights into the determinants of SARS-CoV-2 exposure with a minimally invasive approach to community-based serological testing.
Black Lives Matter

ISGMH Denounces Systemic Racism, Commits to Institutional Change

June 19, 2020
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) at Northwestern University is outraged by the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and Breonna Taylor and by police violence that causes the deaths of Black people year after year.
Dennis Li

Dennis Li Leads Webinar on Implementation Strategies

June 15, 2020
Last month, ISGMH faculty member and assistant professor Dennis Li, Ph.D., led a webinar on implementation strategies with Patrick Sullivan, M.D., of Emory University as part of the Implementation Science Consultation, Coordination and Collaboration Initiative (ISC3I).


David Moskowitz

Parents are a Significant Barrier to Adolescent Male PrEP Use

May 29, 2020
David Moskowitz, Ph.D., an Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) faculty member and director of the SMART Project, recently co-authored the paper “What If My Dad Finds Out!?: Assessing Adolescent Men Who Have Sex with Men’s Perceptions About Parents as Barriers to PrEP Uptake.” 



Data from RADAR Study Now Available to Researchers Worldwide

April 16, 2020
Data from the RADAR study conducted at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is now available for public use through the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) website.


 Liz McConnell

Former ISGMH Research Fellow Liz McConnell Wins Dissertation Award

March 13, 2020
Liz McConnell, Ph.D., who completed a research fellowship with ISGMH in 2018, was awarded the Emory L. Cowen Dissertation Award for the Promotion of Wellness by the Society for Community Research and Action, a division of the American Psychological Association.


HIV Testing

Alarmingly Low Rates of HIV Testing Among At-Risk Teenage Boys

February 11, 2020
The majority of teenage boys most at risk for developing HIV are not being tested for the disease, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. This lack of testing feeds the growing epidemic of undiagnosed HIV infections in the United States.