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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.

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Join us at Dorchester Brewing Company this Friday, March 24, from 3 pm-4 pm for our Stepping Strong Center DOTtalk! 

Learn more about the #SteppingStrong Center and try our charity beer. For every pour, $1 will be donated to the Stepping Strong Center. We hope to see you there! 

For more information about our mission of #TurningTragedyIntoHope and the epidemic of underfunded trauma research, please visit our website.

Join us at Dorchester Brewing Company this Friday, March 24, from 3 pm-4 pm for our Stepping Strong Center DOTtalk!

Learn more about the #SteppingStrong Center and try our charity beer. For every pour, $1 will be donated to the Stepping Strong Center. We hope to see you there!

For more information about our mission of #TurningTragedyIntoHope and the epidemic of underfunded trauma research, please visit our website.
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After a traumatic event, sleep quality may be negatively affected, with many people having difficulty falling asleep, waking up more often during the night, and have trouble falling back asleep. 

The Internet is a common source of sleep information but may be subject to commercial bias and misformation.

A study led by 2022 #SteppingStrong Innovator Award winner, Rebecca Robbins, MMSci, PhD, MS, compared the understandability, information quality, and presence of misinformation in popular YouTube videos on sleep and insomnia with videos from credible experts. 

On average, the most popular YouTube videos received 8.2 million views, whereas the expert-led videos received 0.3 million views. Commercial bias was identified in 66.7% of the popular videos and 0% of the expert videos; misinformation in the popular videos was identified as well. Ultimately, Dr. Robbins and her colleagues proposed that further research could focus on exploring methods to share evidence-based sleep information with a wide audience. 

To watch @drrebeccarobbins segment on @livekellyandryan about how to adjust to daylight saving time, click the link in our bio or story.

After a traumatic event, sleep quality may be negatively affected, with many people having difficulty falling asleep, waking up more often during the night, and have trouble falling back asleep.

The Internet is a common source of sleep information but may be subject to commercial bias and misformation.

A study led by 2022 #SteppingStrong Innovator Award winner, Rebecca Robbins, MMSci, PhD, MS, compared the understandability, information quality, and presence of misinformation in popular YouTube videos on sleep and insomnia with videos from credible experts.

On average, the most popular YouTube videos received 8.2 million views, whereas the expert-led videos received 0.3 million views. Commercial bias was identified in 66.7% of the popular videos and 0% of the expert videos; misinformation in the popular videos was identified as well. Ultimately, Dr. Robbins and her colleagues proposed that further research could focus on exploring methods to share evidence-based sleep information with a wide audience.

To watch @drrebeccarobbins segment on @livekellyandryan about how to adjust to daylight saving time, click the link in our bio or story.
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Looking for something fun to do on Saturday, April 15? 

The Stepping Strong Team has a limited number of bibs available for the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) 5K Race and would love to have you join us! 

This year is especially meaningful as we honor the 10-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy that united the city and led to the founding of the Stepping Strong Center. 

Email team@bwh.harvard.edu if you're interested in joining us and are committed to raising $150 for trauma research and care, or want to know how you can participate virtually.

Looking for something fun to do on Saturday, April 15?

The Stepping Strong Team has a limited number of bibs available for the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) 5K Race and would love to have you join us!

This year is especially meaningful as we honor the 10-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy that united the city and led to the founding of the Stepping Strong Center.

Email team@bwh.harvard.edu if you`re interested in joining us and are committed to raising $150 for trauma research and care, or want to know how you can participate virtually.
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Town number four on the #BostonMarthon route is Natick. 

The 4.5 mile run is the flattest stretch of the course that leads runners past Fisk Pond, a beautiful clock tower in Natick Center, and a neighborhood that passes out candy. 

When runners reach Wellesley, the next town on the route, they’re nearly halfway to the finish line. 

Follow WCVB’s Josh Brogadir as he takes us through each community along the Marathon route. 

To support #SteppingStrong runners as they prepare for the #BostonMarathon, click the link in our bio or story. 

#TurningTragedyIntoHope

Town number four on the #BostonMarthon route is Natick.

The 4.5 mile run is the flattest stretch of the course that leads runners past Fisk Pond, a beautiful clock tower in Natick Center, and a neighborhood that passes out candy.

When runners reach Wellesley, the next town on the route, they’re nearly halfway to the finish line.

Follow WCVB’s Josh Brogadir as he takes us through each community along the Marathon route.

To support #SteppingStrong runners as they prepare for the #BostonMarathon, click the link in our bio or story.

#TurningTragedyIntoHope
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The third stop along the #BostonMarathon route is #Framingham. 

For the Framingham community, #MarathonMonday “means a lot. It runs through the heart of the city, it drives a lot of folks down to the downtown area to showcase all the different diverse ethnicities we have.” 

Runners are in the newest Massachusetts city for 2.5 miles as they approach the next community: Natick. Follow WCVB’s Josh Brogadir as he takes us through each community along the Marathon route. 

To support #SteppingStrong runners as they prepare for the #BostonMarathon, click the link in our bio or story. 

#TurningTragedyIntoHope

The third stop along the #BostonMarathon route is #Framingham.

For the Framingham community, #MarathonMonday “means a lot. It runs through the heart of the city, it drives a lot of folks down to the downtown area to showcase all the different diverse ethnicities we have.”

Runners are in the newest Massachusetts city for 2.5 miles as they approach the next community: Natick. Follow WCVB’s Josh Brogadir as he takes us through each community along the Marathon route.

To support #SteppingStrong runners as they prepare for the #BostonMarathon, click the link in our bio or story.

#TurningTragedyIntoHope
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In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Stepping Strong Center is hosting a blood drive and Stop the Bleed demonstrations on One Boston Day (April 15).

“We will never forget the people whose lives were lost, the many injured and forever changed, and the spirit of humanity displayed that day and beyond for those most in need.” - Mayor Michelle Wu

One Boston Day honors the victims, survivors, and first responders of the 2013 tragedy while furthering the outpouring of strength and unity that followed the attack.

For more information and to sign up for the Stepping Strong Center’s blood drive, please visit the link in our bio or story.

Thank you, @mayorwu and @wcvb.

#TurningTragedyIntoHope

In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Stepping Strong Center is hosting a blood drive and Stop the Bleed demonstrations on One Boston Day (April 15).

“We will never forget the people whose lives were lost, the many injured and forever changed, and the spirit of humanity displayed that day and beyond for those most in need.” - Mayor Michelle Wu

One Boston Day honors the victims, survivors, and first responders of the 2013 tragedy while furthering the outpouring of strength and unity that followed the attack.

For more information and to sign up for the Stepping Strong Center’s blood drive, please visit the link in our bio or story.

Thank you, @mayorwu and @wcvb.

#TurningTragedyIntoHope
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