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Discrimination Affecting the Wellbeing of LGBTQ+ People Study

Check out this research study by local student Katie Cole of Harrison High School! Below is a short message about her research study:

"Hi, my name is Katie Cole and I'm doing research on how discrimination affects the wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people. The topic that I'm studying is the mental health of LGBTQ+ people; specifically, I'm interested in how incidents of discrimination and micro-aggressions based on sexuality and/or gender identity affect self-reported well-being of LGBTQ+ people. This is a subject I am passionate about and I'm hoping that you will help me find answers. I am planning to use a multiple regression model to analyze the results. I am hoping that my model will be able to predict how individuals are affected by different levels of discrimination. These results could be helpful in quantifying the effect of offensive language and other microaggressions on LGBTQ+ people and could lead to the construction of new policies that would protect them. Please let help me achieve my goals for the good of the whole LGBTQ community by taking my survey; it should only take 5 minutes of your time. Thank you!"

Take her survey here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdD3C-o7YGLYuDFQg…/viewform

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Transgender, Non-Binary, Genderqueer, or Gender Non-Conforming Research Study

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LGBTQ Veterans

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Out with Cancer study

The 'Out with Cancer’ study, funded by an Australian Research Council linkage grant, is a three-year project focused on understanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) experiences of cancer and cancer care.

The ‘Out with Cancer’ study wants to know about LGBTQI+ experiences of cancer and cancer care. 

LGBTQI+ includes people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, born with a variation in sex characteristics (intersex variation), and those who identify with other descriptor terms used in our communities (+).

This study will ask about your experience of cancer or caregiving, wellbeing, social support and relationships, and experiences with the healthcare system.  We will use this information to develop better information and support for LGBTQI+ people with cancer and their carers. 

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LGB Emerging Adults Research Study

The purpose of this study is to understand how life experiences affect the thoughts, feelings, and behavior of cisgender lesbian, gay, and bisexual young men and women. 

The study involves completing surveys one time. You are eligible to participate if you are an emerging adult between the ages of 18-25 and identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual and cisgender. The study will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Upon completion of the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of twenty $20 Amazon gift cards. Participation is completely voluntary, and your responses are anonymous and confidential. This study has been approved by the St. John’s University IRB.

Interested in participating? Click here to take the survey & for more information!

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Purdue University Research Study

"Are you over the age of 18? Do you identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community? Do you live in the U.S., including Puerto Rico? Are you currently or have you been previously employed? We are researchers at PurdueUniversity, and we want to know about your experiences with work and stress as someone who identifies as LGBTQ+. Our online survey is anonymous and should take approximately 25-30 minutes for you to complete in English or Spanish. Results of this study may influence future public policy. We want to achieve 10,000 complete survey responses nationwide before the Supreme Court hears this issue in their 2019/2020 term."

Click here to participate!

If you would like more information about this study before you proceed, you may email the principal investigator, Dr. Tesa Rigel Hines, at trigelhi@pnw.edu.

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LGBTQ+ Relationship Experiences Study

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Bispecific Antibody Study for 18-60-year-old People Who Live With HIV/AIDS

"Antibodies are one of the natural ways that our bodies fight or prevent infection. Were testing an antibody to find out if its safe, if it doesn't make people feel uncomfortable and to find out what may be the best dose if its given by IV infusion or sub-cutaneous injection. You cannot get HIV from the Bispecific Antibody. We'll ask you to complete a brief online questionnaire at your leisure to find out if you meet basic study criteria. If eligible, we'll invite you to our clinic to review the study and possibly draw blood to find out if you meet medical criteria.If you're eligible and decide to participate, you'll come to our research clinic for 11 visits over 6 months. You'll receive an injection or infusion of the antibodies at 1 visit only and we'll ask you to return to the clinic another 10 times to complete follow up visits that require blood to be drawn. You will be compensated $200 for the injection or infusion visit, $50 for each of 10 visits involving blood draw only, and an additional $275 will be given to those that complete all 11 study visits as scheduled.Information learned from your participation will help end HIV by benefiting science and HIV prevention."

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Contact Point Person Jorge Benitez: 212-342-0402 / jb2226@columbia.edu 
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Understanding and Intervening With Heavy Drinking Among Patients With HIV and HCV

"For individuals who have both HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV), heavy drinking poses serious risks to their health. We do not yet know which interventions are effective at helping individuals with HIV and HCV drink less. The goal of the study is to compare two different interventions to find out if they help patients drink less. Patients who are eligible will be randomized to one of two conditions. One group will receive in-person meetings with a counselor and will use a smartphone app to track their drinking over two months. The other group will receive educational materials and advice to decrease drinking. Participants will complete five appointments (a screening, three study appointments with a counselor, and a follow-up survey) over three months. Participants will be compensated up to $230 for full participation in the study."

For more information, click here, or contact lead investigator Jennifer Elliott, PhD: 646-774-7953 / jce2130@cumc.columbia.edu!

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