This request was sent to us this week:
Dear chapter leader of PFLAG Shreveport,
My name is Dr. Michael Newcomb, and I am a professor at Northwestern University. I work as a member of the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program–a research group that aims to understand the health and development of LGBT youth and to develop programming to reduce health problems in LGBT young people. Brooke Senter from the PFLAG National Office and I have been in discussions about a research collaboration with PFLAG, and she urged me to contact you for your help with a study we are conducting at Northwestern.
We are conducting a brief online survey to help understand more about how relationships with parents impact the health of young gay and bisexual men. This is one of the first studies to enroll parents to help us understand more about the health of young gay and bisexual men. We hope to use this information to develop programs to help parents improve relationships with their children, as well as to assist them in having discussions with their children about health issues relevant to young gay and bisexual men. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and participants will be paid for their time.
I am happy to answer any questions of you have about this study. If you are willing to do so, could you please send the email I have typed below to the PFLAG Shreveport chapter members? Please let me know if you have sent the email to your chapter, or if you do not think you are able to do so at this time so I can keep records and minimize repeated emails.
Thank you very much for your time.
Michael E. Newcomb, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medical Social Sciences
625 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60611
Study Name: Parent-Adolescent Health Study
IRB # STU00083831