News at IRWG

From substance abuse and dating aggression among young people, to digital literacy and global health, IRWG researchers contribute to public understanding and policies related to women, gender and sexuality.

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Research News Summary
illustration of a globe IRWG Awards Faculty Grants for Research on Women & Global Health

Announcing the 2017 Sisters Fund for Global Health grant recipients

photograph of a lit cigarette on a black background IRWG Faculty Receive NIH Grant to Study Tobacco Use, Discrimination, and Health in the LGBT Population

Sean Esteban McCabe (primary investigator), Carol Boyd, and Philip Veliz (co-investigators), were awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health for their project titled, “Health, Stress, and Tobacco Use Disparities among Sexual Minority Populations.” 

color photo of the exterior of the Michigan Union Levitsky & Armstrong to Study University Responses to Campus Sexual Assault

U-M sociologists Sandra R. Levitsky and Elizabeth A. Armstrong have received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their project entitled "Leaders and Laggards:  Explaining Variation in University Responses to Sexual Violence in a Changing Legal Environment."

IRWG Director Sarah Fenstermaker Announces Retirement

This September, Sarah Fenstermaker will conclude her five-year term as IRWG director and will retire to her home in California.

color photo of Michelle Segar Rethinking exercise: Replace punishing workouts with movement that makes you happy

by Jared Wadley, U-M News Service, May 23, 2017

black and white photo of Joan Schafer wearing a tank top and runner's number for a race Call for Proposals: Joan Schafer Research Faculty Award in Sport, Fitness, and Disability

Call for Proposals: Joan Schafer Research Faculty Award in Sport, Fitness, and Disability

image of storm clouds over the ocean, with text reading "Study on the Impact of Sexual Harassment in Academia" U-M Faculty Serve on National Committee to Study Sexual Harassment in the Academy

Three faculty members are serving on a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to study the impact of sexual harassment in academia on the career advancement of women in the scientific, technical, and medical workforce. 

color photo of Anna Kirkland IRWG Associate Director to Study the ACA’s Ban on Sex Discrimination in Health Care

Professor Anna Kirkland has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct the first-ever empirical study on the Affordable Care Act’s sex discrimination ban.

graphic of graduation cap and prescription pill bottle Effects of teen prescription stimulant misuse linger into adulthood

Recent study finds that nonmedical use of prescription stimulants during adolescence is significantly associated with symptoms of substance use disorder in adulthood.

Feminist Research Seminar logo with red text Announcing 2017-18 Feminist Research Seminars

IRWG will host three feminist research seminars in 2017-18.