Event Date: 2017-03-20 Event Time: 6pm - 7:30pm
Event Title: Global Psych Dinner: Dr. Lin Piwowarczyk: "Seeking Asylum in the United States"
Location: Boston University School of Medicine, Evans Seminar Room (Evans 112A)
Description: Dr. Lin Piwowarczyk, Co-Founder of the Boston Center for
Refugee Health and Human Rights (BCRHHR) is a
psychiatrist at Boston Medical Center, board certified in
Psychiatry and Internal Medicine. She first began working
with refugees in 1993, as a Fellow in International
Psychiatry at the Indochinese Psychiatry Clinic. Dr.
Piwowarczyk also completed an internship at the Geneva
headquarters of the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees. She specializes in the mental health evaluation
and treatment of refugees and torture survivors, and is
currently the principal investigator for a grant funded by
the Office of Refugee Resettlement, addressing, in part, the
holistic treatment of survivors of torture. Since 2002, Dr.
Piwowarczyk has served on the Executive Committee of the
National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs and
was elected NCTTP President in 2011. In 2009, she was
awarded the Sarah Haley Memorial Award for Clinical
Excellence from the International Society for Traumatic
Stress Studies. She is also a recipient of the Local Legends
Award from the National Library of Medicine that honors
female physicians and with BCRHHR colleagues, the
Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Caregiver Award
Honorable Mention. A Distinguished Fellow of the American
Psychiatric Association, she has presented on the topic of
torture, locally, nationally, and internationally and has
published several articles in various medical journals.