Steven Thrasher Joins ISGMH Faculty

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. Thrasher is a renowned journalist and scholar of HIV criminalization, racism, and homophobia, and was the recipient of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Journalist of the Year award in 2012, as well as the Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism in 2015.

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Christina Dyar Receives K01 Grant to Study Health of Sexual Minority Women

ISGMH faculty member, Dr. Christina Dyar, has received a 5 year K01 to study the health of lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, and queer women. The K01 is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This five-year grant will fund a mixed-methods research project and Dyar’s further training in substance use research, experience sampling methods, qualitative/mixed methods, and intervention development.

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

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. Through the K12, Dr. Beach will receive 2 years of funding to support the success of her project, “CVD Algorithm Designed to Elucidate Consequences of Cytokines, Environment, SES, and HIV (CADENCES HIV).” Dr.

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ISGMH Marches in 2019 Chicago Pride Parade

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.

Participants included the Queer Pride Graduate Student Association, Law School students, K-PROUD Kellogg, and OIDI among others.

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Brian Mustanski Podcast Interview on his Passion for LGBT Health Research

It was during his undergraduate years at Northwestern University that Brian Mustanski knew he wanted to combine the perspectives of biology and psychology in the world of human sexuality research. He now serves as our Director at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, the Co-Director of the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research, and he is a tenured Professor at Northwestern.

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Dr. Lauren Beach Speaks Out About “Conscience Objection” Rule’s Threat to Patient Health

This Thursday, the Trump administration finalized a new rule enabling medical providers to discriminate against patients based on their “conscience” or personal or religious beliefs. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) argues that enforcement of the rule will remove barriers to entry for people who want to join health care professions but have moral and religious objections to certain types of care or procedures.

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