Individuals Working Together at a TableIn FY 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Intramural Research Program (IRP) and the SGMRO formed the NIH SGM Health Scientific Interest Group (SGM Health SIG) to provide a forum for scientists, investigators, and trainees who share a mutual research interest in SGM health research and to foster new collaborations across the NIH and beyond within this area of inquiry.

This group is open to both intramural and extramural stakeholders. We encourage participation from other federal agencies, universities, researchers centers, etc.

Meeting Information & How to Join

The SIG will have scheduled meetings every 2-3 months, beginning in January 2021. Meetings will virtually feature presentations by invited NIH staff, extramural researchers, and SIG members, as well as discussions about research ideas and relevant publications. Meetings will be split format, in which half of the meetings will be held for internal agency stakeholders, and the rest for both internal and external members of the SIG.

All interested persons should sign up for the official SGM Health SIG Listserv to join the SIG and to receive meeting invitations. To join the mailing list, please click the button below or visit the Sexual and Gender Minority Health Scientific Interest Group Listserv home page, then click the “Subscribe or Unsubscribe” link in the right sidebar.

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Goals & Objectives

The goals of the SGM Health SIG are:

  1. to provide a forum to connect individuals trained in different scientific disciplines across the NIH engaged or interested in conducting SGM health research;
  2. to provide intramural researchers and trainees a venue to share and receive feedback on their proposed research, their preliminary results, their published findings, and discuss publications related to SGM health; and 
  3. to provide opportunities for career development, networking, and community engagement. 

The overall objectives of the SGM Health SIG are:

  1. to provide a space to discuss topics and research questions related to SGM health;
  2. to explore the intersections of individual, interpersonal, social, and structural factors impacting SGM health; and
  3. to provide a platform to allow members to learn and educate one another about SGM health research.
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