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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 multidisciplinary collaborations that inspire groundbreaking innovation, effective prevention, and compassionate intervention to transform care for civilians and military heroes who endure traumatic injuries and events.

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.

Congratulations to all those who secured their place for #boston127 !!! We cannot wait to set up our cheering spot on the 26.2 mile #bostonmarathon course 💖💖

But before that, we’ll be cheering for you all online 💪💖

One of the best parts of the runup to the marathon is getting to know our runners, what motivated you to run and why you chose to run with us

Tag us, tell us your why 💖

#forevergrateful #turningtragedyintohope

Congrats to #SteppingStrong #InjuryPrevention fellow Sarabeth Spitzer, MD, for winning the John Mannick Research Award, recognizing the amazing work of @brighamandwomens surgery residents.👏🏼

Spitzer's winning research explores the impact of redlining on modern-day #firearm Injuries

#steppingstrong all the way in #london town!! Wishing @cqx_as the best of luck for the @londonmarathon !! Keep calm and carry on !! 💖💪

Emerging bio-nanotechnology has allowed closer mimicry of native bone tissue and has prompted the innovation of orthopedic therapies. In their article “Emerging biomimetic nanotechnology in orthopedic diseases: progress, challenges, and opportunities” published in the journal Trends in Chemistry, #steppingstrong funded Drs. Mitchel Harris, Wei Tao and team discuss in depth how the development of biomimetic nanotechnology has advanced the innovation of orthopedic therapies. The authors summarize the guidelines on how biomimetic nanotechnology can be utilized more efficiently and discuss unmet needs and current challenges that might hinder the clinical implementation of biomimetic nanotechnology-based orthopedic therapies.

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Join us on November 3 for the #SteppingStrong #Trauma Research Symposium!

Panels include research presentations by award recipients, conversations about #FirearmSafety and #SuicidePrevention and a keynote by

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@sameij was in Switzerland today presenting some #steppingstrong funded work at the 58th Annual Meeting Swiss Plastic Surgery. The work, led by Drs. Dennis Orgill and Adriana Panayi of the @harvard_plastic_surgery department, investigates the effect of negative pressure wound therapy in scarring.

We look forward to learning more about these results in the group’s upcoming publications 💪

Calling all qualified runners! The #SteppingStrong @BostonMarathon team is seeking applications from runners who secured their own bib and want to #runwithpurpose. Apply at today: (copy paste or click link in stories)
THANK YOU for helping us #turntragedyintohope for #trauma patients worldwide.

Use the link in our stories to check out a TEDxMIT talk featuring Dr. Natalie Artzi on her team’s innovations in the treatment of brain cancer.

In addition to winning the #steppingstrong breakthrough award Dr. Artzi currently serves as our scientific advisor!

Amazing work!!


The @bostonmarathon is accepting applications for #boston127 !! #steppingstrong is part of the official charity program, go ahead sign up and help us #turntragedyintohope 💖💖💖 ...

What a great honor for us that two of our #steppingstrong members recently received inaugural endowments by @brighamandwomens

Congratulations to Dr. Zara Cooper (Stepping Strong Medical Executive Committee Member) who received The Michele and Howard J Kessler Distinguished Chair in Surgery and Public Health title and Dr. Ali Salim, our Co-Medical Director, for the title The BWH Distinguished Chair in Surgery. Warm congratulations, we are grateful to have you on our team!

Applications are now open to join the @brighamandwomens #SteppingStrong #BostonMarathon Team! Together, we will inspire #hope and transform outcomes for #trauma patients.

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#Boston127 #BostonStrong #BrighamRuns #RunWithPurpose

At the @spauldingrehab gala @lisawbz shared heroic stories from clinicians, researchers, and patients, including #steppingstrong #hero and #Paralympic gold medalist @morganstickney 💖💪 ...

What a pleasure to celebrate two great individuals with Distinguished Chair awards - the highest honor bestowed on @brighamandwomens faculty. Pictured is Dr. Ali Salim, #SteppingStrong medical director and Chief of #Trauma. Also honored was Dr. Zara Cooper, Kessler Director at the Center for Surgery and Public Health @harvardchansph @brighamsurgeryresidents ...

Grateful to once again be selected as one of the 42 official charity organizations taking part in the 2023 @bostonmarathon @teambaa

We are HYPED to meet the new team 💪💖🏃‍♀️🏃

Save the date for the #SteppingStrong Trauma Research and Innovation Symposium on Nov 3! 👏🏼

We are thrilled to welcome @jsakran as the keynote with his talk, #GunViolence in America: Driving Change Beyond the Bedside

#ThisIsOurLane @hopkinsmedicine @thisisourlane @brighamandwomens

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New publication alert from #steppingstrong -funded power-duo Drs. Wei Tao and Omid C. Farokhzad

The study, published in Chemical Reviews, discusses theranostic Nanomedicine in the NIR-II window.

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@paulwalkrunagain out with his family: “I wouldn’t be having days like these without Stepping Strong!”

PK underwent the Ewing Amputation procedure bilaterally. “I was the first bilateral to undergo it in one procedure.” The eleven-hour operation, developed with #steppingstrong funding was performed by @mjc7001

PK defied all expectations in his recovery. “I had the surgery on a Tuesday. My last pain meds were Saturday, four days later, the same day I transferred to @spauldingrehab .” He was home on December 15th and received his new legs early February.
In true PK spirit: “I was given a walker but got rid of it in three days.”

@paulwalkrunagain went on to run the @bostonmarathon and continues to inspire us with his strength 💪💪

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