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"Trauma affects everyone, regardless of age, race, or economic status. Stepping Strong aims to reduce the number and severity of traumatic injuries in Boston and beyond."
—Ali Salim, MD, Stepping Strong Center Medical Co-Director

"A moment that defines my commitment to leading the center was when Gillian and I participated in B.A.A. 5K race. Our goal is to fuel innovation programs that lead to happy endings like Gillian’s."
—Mitchel B. Harris, MD, Stepping Strong Medical Co-Director

“For patients with a high level of chronic pain, amputation can be the best form of salvage. Ewing Procedure patients enjoy more precise control of their limb and increased sensory freedom.”
— Matthew J. Carty, MD, Stepping Strong Center Director of Strategy and Innovation

“Our goal is to provide the brilliant professionals at the Brigham with the funding to help patients with devastating traumatic injuries achieve the best possible outcomes."
—Steven, Audrey, Danielle, and Gillian Reny

The mission of The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation is to catalyze trauma innovation for injured civilians and military heroes, through multidisciplinary investigative collaborations across the continuum of trauma care, from prevention to treatment and recovery. 

The Stepping Strong Innovator Awards program inspires multi-institutional faculty to pursue groundbreaking innovation with a goal of transforming outcomes for civilians and military heroes worldwide.

The Stepping Strong Injury Prevention and Intervention program aims to reduce the number and severity of traumatic injuries resulting from elderly falls, gun violence, distracted driving, and substance use.

The Stepping Strong Plastic Surgery Trauma Fellowship is a unique program designed to train the next generation of medical leaders in advanced and innovative techniques for treating acute and complex injury.

True to the Boston Strong spirit of kindness and collaboration, the members of the Stepping Strong community are inspired to come together to help those with traumatic injuries step strong again.

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June is Men’s Health Month 

This year, the Office of @minorityhealth is focusing on improving health outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) men and understanding how their unique environments, cultures, histories, and circumstances impact their overall health. 

Accounting for differences in age and population size, the incidence of death from traumatic injury is 40% higher for AI/AN men, compared to White men. @cdcgov 

Trauma affects everyone regardless of age, race, or socioeconomic status. The Stepping Strong Center aims to reduce the number and severity of traumatic injuries in Boston and beyond. Learn more about our work at BWHSteppingStrong.org.

#SteppingStrong #TurningTragedyIntoHope #InjuryPrevention

June is Men’s Health Month

This year, the Office of @minorityhealth is focusing on improving health outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) men and understanding how their unique environments, cultures, histories, and circumstances impact their overall health.

Accounting for differences in age and population size, the incidence of death from traumatic injury is 40% higher for AI/AN men, compared to White men. @cdcgov

Trauma affects everyone regardless of age, race, or socioeconomic status. The Stepping Strong Center aims to reduce the number and severity of traumatic injuries in Boston and beyond. Learn more about our work at BWHSteppingStrong.org.

#SteppingStrong #TurningTragedyIntoHope #InjuryPrevention
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#WhyTrauma

Today’s featured speaker is Morgan Jones, PA-C, Stepping Strong Orthopedic Trauma Patient Navigator at @brighamandwomens. 

Have a question about trauma? Comment below, message us, or email us at steppingstrong@bwh.harvard.edu. We’ll try to address your question in a future post.

We encourage you to like and share this post to spread the word about trauma, injury prevention, and the Stepping Strong Center.

#SteppingStrong #TurningTragedyIntoHope #InjuryPrevention

#WhyTrauma

Today’s featured speaker is Morgan Jones, PA-C, Stepping Strong Orthopedic Trauma Patient Navigator at @brighamandwomens.

Have a question about trauma? Comment below, message us, or email us at steppingstrong@bwh.harvard.edu. We’ll try to address your question in a future post.

We encourage you to like and share this post to spread the word about trauma, injury prevention, and the Stepping Strong Center.

#SteppingStrong #TurningTragedyIntoHope #InjuryPrevention
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The Stepping Strong Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 Stepping Strong Innovator Awards! 

Congratulations Dr. Cywes-Bentley, Dr. Hashmi, Dr. Camargo, Dr. Koirala, and Dr. Byskosh!

Since 2014, the Stepping Strong Innovator Awards have provided an opportunity to help launch projects that address critical health issues in the field of trauma research and care. 

To read more about our 2024 Innovator Award projects, please click the link in our bio.

@brighamandwomens 
#SteppingStrong #TurningTragedyIntoHope #InjuryPrevention #BasicScience #ClinicalInnovations #InnovatorAward

The Stepping Strong Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 Stepping Strong Innovator Awards!

Congratulations Dr. Cywes-Bentley, Dr. Hashmi, Dr. Camargo, Dr. Koirala, and Dr. Byskosh!

Since 2014, the Stepping Strong Innovator Awards have provided an opportunity to help launch projects that address critical health issues in the field of trauma research and care.

To read more about our 2024 Innovator Award projects, please click the link in our bio.

@brighamandwomens
#SteppingStrong #TurningTragedyIntoHope #InjuryPrevention #BasicScience #ClinicalInnovations #InnovatorAward
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Today is #NationalGunViolenceAwarenessDay

Gun violence claims the lives of more than 130 people every day in the United States and is one of the leading causes of traumatic injury death for people ages 1-44. Today, we #WearOrange to honor survivors of gun violence and bring awareness to this public health crisis.

Stepping Strong Innovator Awardees, Chana Sacks, MD, MPH, and Peter Masiakos, MD, MS, are co-directors of the @mgh_gvpc, a multidisciplinary initiative dedicated to preventing firearm-related violence and promoting safety in homes and communities. Click the link in our bio to read more about the center and visit BWHSteppingStrong.org to learn about Stepping Strong’s efforts to reduce gun violence. 

@everytown 
#SteppingStrong #TurningTragedyIntoHope #InjuryPrevention

Today is #NationalGunViolenceAwarenessDay

Gun violence claims the lives of more than 130 people every day in the United States and is one of the leading causes of traumatic injury death for people ages 1-44. Today, we #WearOrange to honor survivors of gun violence and bring awareness to this public health crisis.

Stepping Strong Innovator Awardees, Chana Sacks, MD, MPH, and Peter Masiakos, MD, MS, are co-directors of the @mgh_gvpc, a multidisciplinary initiative dedicated to preventing firearm-related violence and promoting safety in homes and communities. Click the link in our bio to read more about the center and visit BWHSteppingStrong.org to learn about Stepping Strong’s efforts to reduce gun violence.

@everytown
#SteppingStrong #TurningTragedyIntoHope #InjuryPrevention
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June is #NationalGunViolenceAwarenessMonth

According to the @cdcgov, in 2022, an estimated 132 people died every day from firearm-related injuries, which remain one of the top five leading causes of traumatic injury death for people ages 1-44. 

The Stepping Strong Center believes that most traumatic injuries are preventable and since 2014, we have remained committed to building healthier and safer communities. To learn about the Stepping Strong Center’s efforts to reduce gun violence in our communities, visit BWHSteppingStrong.org

#SteppingStrong #TurningTragedyIntoHope #InjuryPrevention

June is #NationalGunViolenceAwarenessMonth

According to the @cdcgov, in 2022, an estimated 132 people died every day from firearm-related injuries, which remain one of the top five leading causes of traumatic injury death for people ages 1-44.

The Stepping Strong Center believes that most traumatic injuries are preventable and since 2014, we have remained committed to building healthier and safer communities. To learn about the Stepping Strong Center’s efforts to reduce gun violence in our communities, visit BWHSteppingStrong.org

#SteppingStrong #TurningTragedyIntoHope #InjuryPrevention
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Today is #GlobalRunningDay!

The Stepping Strong Center expresses our heartfelt gratitude for our running community. Each year, we are proud to welcome runners from around the world who choose to fundraise to support trauma survivors and participate in iconic races including the @bostonmarathon, @teambaa 5K and 10K, @asics @falmouthroadrace, and more. 

We hope you’ll join us on June 23 as we cheer on our 10K team and keep an eye out for the Falmouth Road Race registration! 

Thank you for helping us #TurnTragedyIntoHope.

Today is #GlobalRunningDay!

The Stepping Strong Center expresses our heartfelt gratitude for our running community. Each year, we are proud to welcome runners from around the world who choose to fundraise to support trauma survivors and participate in iconic races including the @bostonmarathon, @teambaa 5K and 10K, @asics @falmouthroadrace, and more.

We hope you’ll join us on June 23 as we cheer on our 10K team and keep an eye out for the Falmouth Road Race registration!

Thank you for helping us #TurnTragedyIntoHope.
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Congratulations to our Step Up for #SteppingStrong participants!

Because of you, we received a generous donation from @cignahealthcare and our corporate sponsors which will support survivors along the entire continuum of trauma care from prevention, to treatment and recovery. This is especially meaningful since May is #TraumaAwarenessMonth and we celebrated 10 years of Stepping Strong as a team. Thank you for #SteppingUp! 

@brighamandwomens

Congratulations to our Step Up for #SteppingStrong participants!

Because of you, we received a generous donation from @cignahealthcare and our corporate sponsors which will support survivors along the entire continuum of trauma care from prevention, to treatment and recovery. This is especially meaningful since May is #TraumaAwarenessMonth and we celebrated 10 years of Stepping Strong as a team. Thank you for #SteppingUp!

@brighamandwomens
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#WhyTrauma

Today’s featured speaker is Molly Jarman, PhD, MPH, Stepping Strong Injury Prevention Program Director, and Injury Epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Surgery and Public Health. 

Have a question about trauma? Comment below, message us, or email us at steppingstrong@bwh.harvard.edu. We’ll try to address your question in a future post. 

We encourage you to like and share this post to spread the word about trauma, injury prevention, and the Stepping Strong Center. 

#SteppingStrong #TurningTragedyIntoHope #InjuryPrevention

#WhyTrauma

Today’s featured speaker is Molly Jarman, PhD, MPH, Stepping Strong Injury Prevention Program Director, and Injury Epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Surgery and Public Health.

Have a question about trauma? Comment below, message us, or email us at steppingstrong@bwh.harvard.edu. We’ll try to address your question in a future post.

We encourage you to like and share this post to spread the word about trauma, injury prevention, and the Stepping Strong Center.

#SteppingStrong #TurningTragedyIntoHope #InjuryPrevention
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For young drivers, the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is referred to as the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer”. 

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers with 60% of crashes caused by distracted driving. 

Traumatic injuries from distracted driving are preventable. Click the link in our bio to learn how you can stay safe as a driver, passenger, and parent of a young driver. 

@cdcgov @nhtsagov @aaa_national @aaanortheast @wesavelivesorg 

#SteppingStrong #InjuryPrevention #TurningTragedyIntoHope #MemorialDay #LaborDay #DistractedDriving

For young drivers, the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is referred to as the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer”.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers with 60% of crashes caused by distracted driving.

Traumatic injuries from distracted driving are preventable. Click the link in our bio to learn how you can stay safe as a driver, passenger, and parent of a young driver.

@cdcgov @nhtsagov @aaa_national @aaanortheast @wesavelivesorg

#SteppingStrong #InjuryPrevention #TurningTragedyIntoHope #MemorialDay #LaborDay #DistractedDriving
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Congratulations to all participants of the Step Up for #SteppingStrong wellness challenge presented by @cignahealthcare! Together, we reached our 500M step goal and secured a generous $100,000+ donation from our sponsors. We have 8 days left in #TraumaAwarenessMonth. Let’s keep going to set a new steps record!

Congratulations to all participants of the Step Up for #SteppingStrong wellness challenge presented by @cignahealthcare! Together, we reached our 500M step goal and secured a generous $100,000+ donation from our sponsors. We have 8 days left in #TraumaAwarenessMonth. Let’s keep going to set a new steps record! ...

Thank you to members of the #SteppingStrong Advisory Board, Medical Executive Committee, Young Professionals Council, leadership team, and colleagues for joining us at our Stepping Strong Innovation Showcase to celebrate a decade of #TurningTragedyIntoHope and to highlight advancements in trauma care through interactive demonstrations. 
 
Thank you for 10 years of hope, healing, and #SteppingStrong.

Thank you to members of the #SteppingStrong Advisory Board, Medical Executive Committee, Young Professionals Council, leadership team, and colleagues for joining us at our Stepping Strong Innovation Showcase to celebrate a decade of #TurningTragedyIntoHope and to highlight advancements in trauma care through interactive demonstrations. 
 
Thank you for 10 years of hope, healing, and #SteppingStrong.
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