Our Work at Stepping Strong

The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation functions as a think tank, inspiring robust research collaborations across medical disciplines and institutions, while providing seed funding to the best and brightest physician-scientists—all with a goal of transforming trauma care for civilians and military heroes who suffer from devastating traumatic injuries.

Funded Areas

The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center takes a three-pronged approach to fueling leading-edge research and clinical programs in trauma healing and limb reconstruction.

Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

The Stepping Strong Innovator Awards support groundbreaking projects to inspire innovative research in trauma treatment and recovery. More than $900,000 has been awarded to physician-scientists at BWH since 2014.

Stepping Strong Research Scholars

The Stepping Strong Research Scholars supports two teams of investigators—one exploring how stem cells can advance bone regeneration, and the other one studying skin regeneration and wound healing.

Stepping Strong Plastic Surgery Trauma Fellowship

The Stepping Strong Plastic Surgery Trauma Fellowship, the first of its kind in the nation, is a unique one-year program designed to train the next generation of plastic surgeons in advanced and innovative techniques for treating acute and complex traumatic injury.

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