May 28 Transforming the Health Care Response to Domestic Violence: Lessons from Kaiser Permanente, Lynne Stevens Lecture & Award

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May 22nd, 2013

The BUSM Department of Family Medicine invites the BMC campus-wide Domestic Violence Advisory Committee as well as all members of the Boston University Medical Campus and affiliated health centers to attend the fourth annual Lynne Stevens Lecture on Tuesday, May 28.

Lynne Stevens, MSW, served as an assistant professor of Family Medicine at BUSM and director of the Responding to Violence Against Women Program at BMC. Prior to her death in 2009, she was a clinician, tireless advocate and researcher dedicated to make healthcare responsive to women victimized by violence. In her memory generous donations have allowed for the creation of this annual lecture and research award.


Brigid McCaw

This year’s Lynne Stevens Lecturer is Brigid McCaw, MD, MPH, MS, FACP. She serves as Medical Director in the Violence Prevention Program at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. She will speak on “Transforming Health Care Response to Domestic Violence: Lessons from Kaiser Permanente”.

Dr. McCaw oversees the implementation of a comprehensive, coordinated approach for improving identification and services for intimate partner violence across all Kaiser Permanente regions and participates in research and teaching. She is a Fellow of the American College of physicians, serves on the Institute of Medicine Forum on Global Violence Prevention and is chair-elect for the National Health Collaborative for Abuse and Violence.

Shannon Bell

Shannon Bell

On May 28, the Department of Family Medicine will additionally announce the 2013 Lynne Stevens research award recipient, Shannon Bell, MD. Dr. Bell is a second year OB-GYN resident at Boston Medical Center. Her winning proposal is to pilot an aftercare clinic for sexual assault survivors at the BMC Women’s Center.

Dr. Bell completed her BA at the University of Southern California and while there fostered an interest in forensics spending a year working for the Federal Bureau of Investigations Crimes Against Children Division. She also served as a suicide crisis counselor in Los Angeles. Bell received her MD at University of California, San Francisco, where she studied medical response to sexual assault at the San Francisco Trauma Recovery Center/San Francisco General Hospital. She began her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston Medical Center in 2011.

Lynne Stevens Lecture and Award

  • Tuesday, May 28
  • Lecture Noon-1 p.m.
  • Q&A 1-2
  • Dowling Amphitheatre