The Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation

The Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation

The Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation

Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

The Stepping Strong Innovator Awards program supports groundbreaking projects to inspire innovative research addressing well-defined clinical problems in areas including limb transplant and reconstruction, bone regeneration, advanced stem cell technology, orthopaedic and plastic surgery, bioengineering, rehabilitation, and emergency preparedness at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. To date, Stepping Strong has funded nine physician-scientist teams, who have each received $100,000 each to pursue groundbreaking research projects with a goal of transforming outcomes for trauma patients.


2017 Innovator Awards Recipients

2017 was a banner year for Innovator Award recipients, with renewed funding for five projects that have gained remarkable traction, and first-time funding for a new innovation that shows great promise.

RENEWED FUNDING

Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

Matthew J. Carty, MD

Project
The Ewing Amputation
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Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

Eric Goralnick, MD, MS

Project
Global Standards for Disaster Medicine
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Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

Omid Farokhzad, MD, MBA

Project
Multifunctional Scaffolds that Promote Bone Healing and Regeneration
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Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

Bohdan Pomahac, MD

Project
An Ultraportable Device for Rescuing Limbs
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Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

Su-Ryon Shin, PhD, and Indranil Sinha, MD

Project
Restoring Skeletal Muscle Mass and Function Using 3D Bioprinting
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FIRST-TIME FUNDING

Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

Giorgio Giatsidis, MD

Project
Mitigating Damage to Injured Limbs After Tourniquet Application
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2016 Innovator Awards Recipients

Read more about the 2016 Stepping Strong Innovator Awards recipients here.

Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

Reza Abdi, MD

Project
New hope for trauma patients with severe burn injuries
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Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

Mike Weaver, MD

Project
21st Century Tools to Measure Bone Healing
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2015 Innovator Awards Recipients

Read more about the 2015 Stepping Strong Innovator Awards recipients here.

Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

Edward J. Caterson, MD, PhD

Project
Healing injuries in the traumatized extremity: Protection, decontamination, and regeneration
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Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

Omid Farokhzad, MD

Project
Healing bones with nanodrones: The next frontier in orthopedic trauma surgery
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Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

Bohdan Pomahac, MD

Project
From battlefield to bedside: A portable device for rescuing limbs
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Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

Su-Ryon Shin, PhD

Project
3-D bioprinting: A new approach to healing muscle trauma
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2014 Innovator Awards Recipients

Read more about the 2014 Stepping Strong Innovator Awards recipients here.

Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

Matthew J. Carty, MD

Project
Recovering Limb Function: A New Surgical Approach for the 21st Century
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Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

George Dyer, MD

Project
Repairing Large Traumatic Fractures: Using Silk-Based Orthopedic Implants to Promote Healing
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Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

Indranil Sinha, MD

Project
Using Stem Cells to Regenerate Injured Muscle
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Get Involved

To learn more or to make a gift, email Justine Bryar at jbryar1@bwh.harvard.edu.
To start a Stepping Strong fundraiser, email bwhcommunity@partners.org.
To run on a Stepping Strong team, email bwhmarathonteam@partners.org.
For questions about Stepping Strong programs, email Nish Acharya at nhacharya@bwh.harvard.edu.