Lynne Stevens Award for Research on Responding to Violence Against Women application due by March 15th

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February 27th, 2012

Boston University Medical Campus Office of the Associate Provost for Research
The Family Medicine Department’s Lynne Stevens Award for Research on Responding to Violence Against Women Background: Lynne Stevens was Director of the Responding to Violence Against Women Program and an Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. Stevens specialized in evaluation of the quality of care offered in medical settings to women impacted by partner and sexual violence. She died in 2009 at the age of 63. The Award Program: To continue her work in this important area, the Department of Family Medicine, with the help of a generous donation, has established an annual grant for a research or practice improvement project. The focus should be on the care received in the Boston University system by women who experience partner and sexual violence, including the hospitals, student health services and community health centers affiliated with Boston Medical Center. This is a University-wide program, so all faculty, staff, trainees and students of BU, BMC and affiliated community health centers and services are eligible to apply. Non-clinicians are encouraged to seek endorsement by practicing providers with a letter of support attesting to clinical relevance. Proposals will be reviewed by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) including experts in the field.

 The Award Process: Applicants are asked to submit a concept paper of no more than 3 pages to the committee via email by March 15, 2012 to This concept paper should include the objectives of the study or project design, a description of how the results will be evaluated and used to improve clinical services, a timeline and budget. The project should be completed within a year, and the budget should not exceed $ 5,000.  The TAC will review the concept papers, and ask for more detail from one or more applicants. The award will be announced in May and funded following any indicated IRB approval.

 For more information: Contact Janice Robbins, Assistant to the Chair of Family Medicine or Carol Mostow LICSW, Chair of the Lynne Stevens Memorial Committee