August 11, 2023
News and Announcements
August 7, 2023
Congratulations to Cindy Veldhuis, PhD, for winning the 2023 NIH Sexual & Gender Minority Early-Stage Investigator Award!
July 27, 2023
A five-year, $3.2 million grant from National Institute of Mental Health will support a health communication and media strategy designed to lay the groundwork for an effective rollout of a future HIV vaccine among young people.
July 26, 2023
The Northwestern University Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is thrilled to welcome Joshua Schrock, PhD, MPH, as a new research assistant professor.
July 25, 2023
Madison Shea Smith, PhD, joined Northwestern University's Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) and Department of Medical Social Sciences as a research assistant professor on July 1.
June 15, 2023
ISGMH convened scientists, policymakers, community organizations, and LGBTQ+ community members to discuss the inclusion and advancement of LGBTQ+ individuals in STEM fields on May 30 in Washington, DC.
May 31, 2023
PrEP4Teens, a sexual health campaign for adolescents, recently received $310,000 in funding to increase awareness of PrEP in Chicago.
May 10, 2023
April 24, 2023
Network Canvas will develop a new cloud-based version of their research tool with support of a $3.2 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
April 14, 2023
ISGMH staff member and graduate student Afiya Sajwani received three awards for their poster on medical mistrust among SGM youth.
March 14, 2023
Scientists must move beyond documenting LGBTQ health disparities and work toward eliminating them, argue Brian Mustanski and Kathryn Macapagal in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology’s new Viewpoint column.
March 6, 2023
When legal systems choose to offer no protections to sexual minorities, even avid LGBTQ supporters would reject their gay neighbors, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
February 20, 2023
Chicago’s new Data Connection Hub brings together data scientists and community partners from across the city and surrounding areas to build relationships and bolster communications among individuals and organizations.
February 8, 2023
Twelve-month randomized controlled trial shows viral suppression is not achieved through increased case management alone.
December 1, 2022
Postdoctoral scholar alithia zamantakis, PhD, reflects on her personal experience accessing HIV prevention care and how to improve HIV care moving forward.
November 28, 2022
The ADVOCATE research program is dedicated to clinical and translational health equity for sexual and gender minorities. Drs. Lauren Beach and Sumanas Jordan lead the program as director and associate director.
October 18, 2022
The Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern will begin scaling up its collection and use of data related to patient sex assigned at birth, gender identity, and sexual orientation (SSOGI).
September 1, 2022
Cindy Veldhuis, PhD, joined the ISGMH faculty. Veldhuis studies the health of sexual minority women, an underresearched population that experiences stark health disparities.
September 1, 2022
Maria Pyra, PhD, joins ISGMH and the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Feinberg School of Medicine as an assistant professor.
May 31, 2022
Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) faculty member Kathryn Macapagal, Ph.D., was awarded a prestigious R01 grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health to increase HIV testing rates and sexual health knowledge among sexual and gender minority teenagers.
May 26, 2022
On Saturday, May 14, 2022, Director Micheal Rice joined ISGMH for a special virtual screening of his new documentary, BLACK AS U R.
April 29, 2022
Ricky Hill, PhD, and Elissa Sarno, PhD, won pilot grants from the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research to conduct preliminary studies that will lead to new NIH grant submissions.
April 18, 2022
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) will offer a robust new postdoctoral training program in sexual and gender minority health and HIV beginning Fall 2022.
March 29, 2022
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) at Northwestern University is thrilled to welcome Johnny Berona, Ph.D., to its faculty as a research assistant professor.
March 29, 2022
Computer adaptive testing can be used to predict the risk of transitioning from suicidal thoughts to suicide attempts for sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth, according to a new study by Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) researchers.
February 24, 2022
Northwestern University will host a new pipeline program that aims to increase the representation of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals working in HIV research this summer.