The Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation

The Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation

More than 180 people gathered on January 25 to celebrate the grand opening of The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation in BWH’s Building for Transformative Medicine. The evening ended joyously with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony

The Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation


The Essence of Stepping Strong
A portrait of Boston Marathon survivor Gillian Reny’s journey—from the day of the tragedy, to her family’s decision to give back to the heroes who saved her life and limbs, to their commitment to transform outcomes for trauma patients—this video inspires viewers to join a global movement to turn tragedy into hope.

2016 Stepping Strong Innovator Awards
Meet the three finalists who competed for a $100,000 award in the third annual Innovator Awards competition. Thousands of individuals worldwide helped to chart the course of multidisciplinary trauma innovation. Michael J. Weaver, MD, won the 2016 award for his project, 21st Century Tools to Measure Bone Healing.

2016 Stepping Strong Marathon Team
On April 18, 2016, 48 members of the Stepping Strong Marathon Team ran 26.2 miles to fuel innovative trauma research at BWH and beyond, raising more than $1.2 million. This video features footage from training runs and heartfelt stories about why runners support this critical work.


2015 Stepping Strong Innovator Awards
Bohdan Pomahac, MD, won the 2015 Stepping Strong Innovator Awards competition for his project, From battlefield to bedside: A portable device for rescuing limbs.

2014 Stepping Strong Innovator Awards
In 2014, Matthew Carty, MD, received the inaugural Innovator Award for his project, Recovering Limb Function: A New Surgical Approach for the 21st Century.

Crossing the Finish Line in 2014
A year after the 2013 marathon bombing tragedy, a small group ran Boston with a vision of advancing trauma research and care. Watch as they finally cross the finish line.

Stepping Strong for Boston Strong
Inspired by Boston Marathon survivor Gillian Reny, Stepping Strong was established in 2014 to help patients with traumatic injuries regain their strength and step strong once again.



For information on making a leadership gift to The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation, please contact Catherine J. Young at or 617-424-4316.