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The Stepping Strong Innovator Awards program is part of the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Fund that was established by the Reny family following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, which left Gillian Reny, a student and aspiring dancer, with severe injuries to both of her legs. The fund’s goal is to support and advance clinical and research efforts related to trauma, enabling patients who have suffered from traumatic, athletic, military or disease-related limb injuries to return to their highest level of function and mobility. This award seeks to inspire innovative research addressing clinical problems in areas related to limb reconstruction, limb transplant, advanced stem cell technology, orthopedic and plastic surgery, bioengineering and rehabilitation.

You can learn more about the three finalists—BWH researchers and clinicians Omid Farokhzad, MD, Su-Ryon Shin, PhD, and Bohdan Pomahac, MD—and their projects, view a video about their work below and cast your vote here. The Stepping Strong Innovator Awards winner will also be announced at Discover Brigham.

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