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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.

We are grateful to you!
From the #SteppingStrong family to yours, have a save and happy #Thanksgiving 2022. 💙💗💛

@clsull is running @bostonmarathon check the link in our stories for a donation to Corey’s, and our, mission 💖 ...

Congratulations to the 2022 #steppingstrong Innovator awardee Michelle Joseph, MD, MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRCS, who received the award for the category Clinical Innovation

Dr Joseph is an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon, Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard

Her project: “Development of the Integrated Military Partnerships and Civilian Trauma Systems (IMPACT) Framework”
#We look forward to see the outcomes 👏👏🎉🎉

Congratulations to the 2022 #steppingstrong Innovator awardees!!!

The recipients for Injury Prevention are
Chana Sacks, MD, MPH, Clinical Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital and Rebecca Robbins, MMSci, PhD, MS, Associate Scientist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
For the project: Sleep Superheroes: Cultivating Healthy Sleep Behaviors for Youth Impacted by Gun Violence
ebecca Robbins

On now: the 5th Annual #steppingstrong Trauma and Innovation symposium ⭐️ ...

Join us tomorrow afternoon for the 2022 #steppingstrong Trauma Research Symposium. Expert panels on #firearm injury and #suicideprevention with a keynote by @jsakran

Register using link in stories !!

We are excited to welcome @jsakran as the keynote speaker at the virtual 5th Annual #SteppingStrong Trauma Research Symposium on Nov 3.

Also featured are research updates & panels on #suicide prevention and #firearm safety.

Join us! Register using link in stories 💖🖊💻

@dy.matar was at the @plasticsurgeryasps meeting this weekend and had the opportunity to present some #steppingstrong work on the effect of #NPWT on #scarring pathways to prevent #fibrosis. 👨‍🔬 🐁

@harvard_plastic_surgery @brighamandwomens @adrianapanayi @mengfan.wu

Members of the @brighamandwomens community came together to remember the #Massachusetts residents who lost their lives to an opioid overdose. 2,290 purple flags were placed on the lawn in front of the Peter Bent Brigham Building to represent the number of confirmed and estimated opioid deaths in 2021 (an 8.8% increase from 2020).

Dr. Scott Weiner, founder of the Stepping Strong Lay Empowerment program that empowers lay people to reverse opioid deaths, and director of the Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education Program, spoke at the ceremony.

The exhibit gives the opportunity to reflect on the loss of lives, educate the community, help promote recovery and reduce stigma.

@carolrunsbos2023 is running the @bostonmarathon with us 🎉🎉

“I will be proudly running and representing the Brigham and Women’s Stepping Strong Marathon Team. In 2013, my mother ran in the 117th annual Boston Marathon, the year of the Boston Marathon bombings. I was a junior in high school at the time and my two younger siblings were 11 and 14. As we all know, the City of Boston was changed forever after the senseless acts that took place that day on April 15, 2013. Since that day I was moved by those who quickly reacted to save the lives and limbs of those who were at the finish line. My mother is the reason I run, she has inspired me to make running the Boston Marathon a goal, as she demonstrated such strength and commitment to cross the finish line the following year in 2014. I have always looked up to my mom as a role model, and I couldn't accomplish this goal without her constant support!

I was immediately drawn to the Stepping Strong Team and the mission they advocate for.”

Check stories for donation link to support Caroline!! 🥇⭐️

What a powerful discussion about #DomesticViolence at today's #SteppingStrong Lunch & Learn. We are incredibly grateful to our panelists and the @massgeneralbrigham Community Engagement team. 🙏


To commemorate National #RecoveryMonth, more than 2,100 purple flags stand in Stoneman Centennial Park at @brighamandwomens , each in memory of a #Massachusetts resident whose life was lost to a drug #overdose last year.

#InjuryPrevention #EndOverdose

Join us next week for the 2022 #steppingstrong symposium and find out the new faces of the annual #innovator award 🥇

Link in stories to sign up ⭐️⭐️

@catvmanning_ already training for her second @bostonmarathon with the #steppingstrong @brighamandwomens team!! Welcome back 💖💖💖

“I'm so excited to announce I will
officially be running in the 127th Boston Marathon in April! My experience of running for the 2022 Stepping Strong Marathon Team is what has inspired me to run for the 2023 Brigham team. The feat of overcoming my tragedy and turning it into hope by running the marathon last year with this incredible team was my
reason last time. The resonation I felt with what this team represents is what drew me to this amazing experience, and closed a chapter of myself that I never thought would be possible. The thought that my charitable commitment contributes to someone
overcoming their tragedy and turning it into hope and a new chapter in their life is why I am running for the 2023 Brigham Stepping Strong Marathon Team again. Thank you @steppingstrongcenter for this opportunity and to my support system, couldn't do any of this without you.”
Thank you Catherine 💖💖

For donations check link in stories or visit @catvmanning_ bio 🤝💖💪

Welcome Jacques Zhang, MD, FRCSC, to the #steppingstrong family 💪

Dr. Zhang is a Canadian board-certified plastic surgeon, and the inaugural #SteppingStrong Trauma and Hand Fellow at @brighamandwomens 🇨🇦💪

Zhang will be treating #traumatic injuries of the upper and lower limb, with a focus on reconstructive microsurgery.

@wantalli Alli is running the @bostonmarathon in honor of her mom and @brighamandwomens hospital that saved her life.

“Boston has always been a dream of mine.. it's the mecca of marathons, I can't believe I get to check this huge accomplishment off my bucket list. AND it's not just the finish line that means the world to me, it's the opportunity to do it fundraising for very the hospital that gave me a Mom to grow up with. This is the 25th Year Anniversary of her life saving brain surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital. (She was diagnosed with Brain Cancer when I was only 21 months old.) I will forever be grateful to them, and to Dr. Peter Black, who's steady hands have allowed my Mom to live a full life, give me a brother, be a pillar of her community, travel, and be loved by her friends and family. Anyone fortunate enough to know my Mom, Leslie Want, knows that despite her disability, and the adversity she faces, she is one of the most, kind, generous, tenacious, selfless, good hearted people.

The link to donate is in @wantalli “Bio" and in our stories

Go #steppingstrong team 💖💖

Join us on 11.3 for the virtual #SteppingStrong #Trauma Research & Innovation Symposium.

Stepping Strong Medical Director Dr. Ali Salim will serve as MC and Dr Joseph Sakran @jsakran will give the keynote on #GUNviolence in America.

Register today: copy past this link
Or click link in stories

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

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