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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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Have you always dreamed of running the @bostonmarathon? Now’s your chance to participate in this historic race and #RunWithPurpose as a member of Team Stepping Strong!

Our team is scheduling calls with interested runners and would love to hear your story and why you want to support trauma survivors through prevention, treatment and recovery. Fill out the form in our bio to learn more about this incredible team and how you can be a part of it. 

We can’t wait to get the 2025 @bostonmarathon season started! 

#SteppingStrong #InjuryPrevention #TurningTragedyIntoHope #Trauma #TraumaticInjury #Boston129 #BostonStrong #oneBOSTON #OneBostonDay

Have you always dreamed of running the @bostonmarathon? Now’s your chance to participate in this historic race and #RunWithPurpose as a member of Team Stepping Strong!

Our team is scheduling calls with interested runners and would love to hear your story and why you want to support trauma survivors through prevention, treatment and recovery. Fill out the form in our bio to learn more about this incredible team and how you can be a part of it.

We can’t wait to get the 2025 @bostonmarathon season started!

#SteppingStrong #InjuryPrevention #TurningTragedyIntoHope #Trauma #TraumaticInjury #Boston129 #BostonStrong #oneBOSTON #OneBostonDay
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Are you a young professional living in Boston? Are you passionate about helping trauma survivors on their path to recovery? Join the Stepping Strong Young Professionals Council (SSYPC)! 

The SSYPC is dedicated to empowering trauma research and care through education, training, and advocacy. Read more by clicking the link in our bio. 

If you’re interested in joining the SSYPC or becoming a Friend, we welcome you to our next social gathering on Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30 PM. Email us at steppingstrong@bwh.harvard.edu for more information and to register. 

#SteppingStrong #InjuryPrevention #TurningTragedyIntoHope

Are you a young professional living in Boston? Are you passionate about helping trauma survivors on their path to recovery? Join the Stepping Strong Young Professionals Council (SSYPC)!

The SSYPC is dedicated to empowering trauma research and care through education, training, and advocacy. Read more by clicking the link in our bio.

If you’re interested in joining the SSYPC or becoming a Friend, we welcome you to our next social gathering on Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30 PM. Email us at steppingstrong@bwh.harvard.edu for more information and to register.

#SteppingStrong #InjuryPrevention #TurningTragedyIntoHope
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As we prepare to celebrate the #FourthOfJuly, it’s important to remember that #fireworks and #sparklers are ILLEGAL to use, possess, and sell in the state of Massachusetts. To have a happy and safe #IndependenceDay, firework shows should only be led by professionals. 

If you find yourself enjoying the holiday in an area where fireworks and sparklers are permitted or used by nonprofessionals, it’s important to know how you can #CelebrateSafely and prevent a traumatic injury. 

To learn more firework safety tips, read the 2023 Fireworks Annual Report from the @uscpsc by clicking the link in our bio. 

The Stepping Strong Injury Prevention Program was established with the goal of reducing the burden of traumatic injury by sharing evidence-based prevention activities with our community and network of healthcare professionals. Read more about the Stepping Strong Injury Prevention Program at BWHSteppingStrong.org. 

#SteppingStrong #InjuryPrevention #TurningTragedyIntoHope

As we prepare to celebrate the #FourthOfJuly, it’s important to remember that #fireworks and #sparklers are ILLEGAL to use, possess, and sell in the state of Massachusetts. To have a happy and safe #IndependenceDay, firework shows should only be led by professionals.

If you find yourself enjoying the holiday in an area where fireworks and sparklers are permitted or used by nonprofessionals, it’s important to know how you can #CelebrateSafely and prevent a traumatic injury.

To learn more firework safety tips, read the 2023 Fireworks Annual Report from the @uscpsc by clicking the link in our bio.

The Stepping Strong Injury Prevention Program was established with the goal of reducing the burden of traumatic injury by sharing evidence-based prevention activities with our community and network of healthcare professionals. Read more about the Stepping Strong Injury Prevention Program at BWHSteppingStrong.org.

#SteppingStrong #InjuryPrevention #TurningTragedyIntoHope
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As part of our ongoing trainings for hospitality groups across the @cityofboston, supported by @thequinhouseboston Impact Fund, the Stepping Strong Center taught staff from @beehiveboston and @cosmicaboston how to save lives using Stop the Bleed and Naloxone administration techniques. 
 
Hospitality venues are common ground where many people interact and emergencies can arise. Equipping hospitality staff with lifesaving techniques improves the experience and safety of patrons and the venues they enjoy.

Thank you for hosting us @beehiveboston and for learning how to control traumatic bleeding and administer naloxone in the event of an emergency.

@stopthebleedcoalition 
#10YearsOfSteppingStrong #SteppingStrong #InjuryPrevention #TurningTragedyIntoHope

As part of our ongoing trainings for hospitality groups across the @cityofboston, supported by @thequinhouseboston Impact Fund, the Stepping Strong Center taught staff from @beehiveboston and @cosmicaboston how to save lives using Stop the Bleed and Naloxone administration techniques.

Hospitality venues are common ground where many people interact and emergencies can arise. Equipping hospitality staff with lifesaving techniques improves the experience and safety of patrons and the venues they enjoy.

Thank you for hosting us @beehiveboston and for learning how to control traumatic bleeding and administer naloxone in the event of an emergency.

@stopthebleedcoalition
#10YearsOfSteppingStrong #SteppingStrong #InjuryPrevention #TurningTragedyIntoHope
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On Sunday, the Stepping Strong Center team took part in the @teambaa 10K race, presented by @brighamandwomens. (Photo from 2023)

We are so grateful for everyone who supported the center virtually, at the in-person event, or with a generous donation to fuel advancements in trauma research and care. Thank you 💙💗💛

#SteppingStrong #TurningTragedyIntoHope #InjuryPrevention #BAA10K

On Sunday, the Stepping Strong Center team took part in the @teambaa 10K race, presented by @brighamandwomens. (Photo from 2023)

We are so grateful for everyone who supported the center virtually, at the in-person event, or with a generous donation to fuel advancements in trauma research and care. Thank you 💙💗💛

#SteppingStrong #TurningTragedyIntoHope #InjuryPrevention #BAA10K
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#WhyTrauma 

Today’s featured speaker is Bharti Khurana, MD, MBA, Stepping Strong Innovator Awardee, Emergency Radiologist, and the founding director of the Trauma Imaging Research and Innovation Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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 Bharti Khurana, MD, MBA, Stepping Strong Innovator Awardee, Emergency Radiologist, and the founding director of the Trauma Imaging Research and Innovation Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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 wishes the best of luck to our 2023-2024 Trauma and Hand Fellow, Jeff Trost, MD, as he embarks on his next stage at @baylormedicine. 

During his research fellowship, Dr. Trost developed advanced surgical techniques that can be applied to extremity injuries. Congratulations and good luck, Dr. Trost!

#SteppingStrong #InjuryPrevention #TurningTragedyIntoHope

The Stepping Strong Center wishes the best of luck to our 2023-2024 Trauma and Hand Fellow, Jeff Trost, MD, as he embarks on his next stage at @baylormedicine.

During his research fellowship, Dr. Trost developed advanced surgical techniques that can be applied to extremity injuries. Congratulations and good luck, Dr. Trost!

#SteppingStrong #InjuryPrevention #TurningTragedyIntoHope
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To our Stepping Strong community, 
THANK YOU! 💙🩷💛

As we continue to celebrate #10YearsOfSteppingStrong, we are proud to share a fundraising milestone with you. During our marathon season, for the second year in a row, we have raised MORE THAN $2 MILLION to fuel advancements in trauma research and care! 

With the support of our running teams, generous donors, community partners, and more, we reached this incredible achievement that will propel the Stepping Strong Center’s work forward to improve care and long-term outcomes for trauma survivors. 

Thank you for #TurningTragedyIntoHope for trauma survivors worldwide. 

#InjuryPrevention #BostonMarathon #RunBoston #Boston128 #BostonStrong #oneBOSTON #OneBostonDay

To our Stepping Strong community,
THANK YOU! 💙🩷💛

As we continue to celebrate #10YearsOfSteppingStrong, we are proud to share a fundraising milestone with you. During our marathon season, for the second year in a row, we have raised MORE THAN $2 MILLION to fuel advancements in trauma research and care!

With the support of our running teams, generous donors, community partners, and more, we reached this incredible achievement that will propel the Stepping Strong Center’s work forward to improve care and long-term outcomes for trauma survivors.

Thank you for #TurningTragedyIntoHope for trauma survivors worldwide.

#InjuryPrevention #BostonMarathon #RunBoston #Boston128 #BostonStrong #oneBOSTON #OneBostonDay
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784 million steps, 7,000+ participants, 29 corporate teams, $147,000+

We did it! Thank you for Stepping Up for #SteppingStrong

We are grateful to our more than 7,000 community participants who joined our annual wellness challenge during Trauma Awareness Month and celebrated 10 years of #TurningTragedyIntoHope for trauma survivors. With your help, we received a record-breaking donation from @cignahealthcare and our corporate sponsors that will contribute to the advancement of trauma research and care.

@brighamandwomens @massgeneralbrigham @wcvb5 
The Abbey Group Allegro Microsystems @amazon @ayahealthcare Bain Capital @cengagelearning @dcucenter @dell @myharvardfcu Limbach @merrimackvalleycreditunion @microsoft Morrison Mahoney @newmark Standard State Street @triverusconsulting @unitextextiles @vpneparking @walmart WTW @xceedance @zipcar

784 million steps, 7,000+ participants, 29 corporate teams, $147,000+

We did it! Thank you for Stepping Up for #SteppingStrong

We are grateful to our more than 7,000 community participants who joined our annual wellness challenge during Trauma Awareness Month and celebrated 10 years of #TurningTragedyIntoHope for trauma survivors. With your help, we received a record-breaking donation from @cignahealthcare and our corporate sponsors that will contribute to the advancement of trauma research and care.

@brighamandwomens @massgeneralbrigham @wcvb5
The Abbey Group Allegro Microsystems @amazon @ayahealthcare Bain Capital @cengagelearning @dcucenter @dell @myharvardfcu Limbach @merrimackvalleycreditunion @microsoft Morrison Mahoney @newmark Standard State Street @triverusconsulting @unitextextiles @vpneparking @walmart WTW @xceedance @zipcar
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June is #NationalGunViolenceAwarenessMonth. 

Recently, our previous Stepping Strong Injury Prevention Fellow, Sarabeth Spitzer, MD, Stepping Strong Innovator Awardee, Cornelia Griggs, MD, and @bwhmedicine internal medicine resident, Justin Lowenthal, MD, PhD, were invited to a meeting at the @whitehouse for medical providers who are committed to gun violence prevention. The event was co-organized by @doctorsforamerica and @stand.safe. 

Drs. Spitzer, Griggs, and Lowenthal engaged in conversation with members of the Office of Gun Violence Prevention about the office’s efforts to create safer and healthier communities free of gun violence and Dr. Griggs spoke on the event’s panel. 

The Stepping Strong Center’s Injury Prevention Program was established with the goal of reducing the burden of traumatic injury in the @cityofboston and beyond. Read more about the Injury Prevention Program and our commitment to ending gun violence at BWHSteppingStrong.org. 

@brighamandwomens @massgeneralbrigham @massgeneral @everytown @momsdemand 

#SteppingStrong #TurningTragedyIntoHope #InjuryPrevention #GunViolence #GunViolencePrevention

June is #NationalGunViolenceAwarenessMonth.

Recently, our previous Stepping Strong Injury Prevention Fellow, Sarabeth Spitzer, MD, Stepping Strong Innovator Awardee, Cornelia Griggs, MD, and @bwhmedicine internal medicine resident, Justin Lowenthal, MD, PhD, were invited to a meeting at the @whitehouse for medical providers who are committed to gun violence prevention. The event was co-organized by @doctorsforamerica and @stand.safe.

Drs. Spitzer, Griggs, and Lowenthal engaged in conversation with members of the Office of Gun Violence Prevention about the office’s efforts to create safer and healthier communities free of gun violence and Dr. Griggs spoke on the event’s panel.

The Stepping Strong Center’s Injury Prevention Program was established with the goal of reducing the burden of traumatic injury in the @cityofboston and beyond. Read more about the Injury Prevention Program and our commitment to ending gun violence at BWHSteppingStrong.org.

@brighamandwomens @massgeneralbrigham @massgeneral @everytown @momsdemand

#SteppingStrong #TurningTragedyIntoHope #InjuryPrevention #GunViolence #GunViolencePrevention
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