Stepping Strong Innovator Award

Voting Opens for The Stepping Strong Innovator Award

Voting is officially open for The Stepping Strong Innovator Award, which will be awarded as part of The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Fund.  Three finalists – Matthew Carty, MD, EJ Caterson, MD and Indranil Sinha, MD – are competing for The Stepping Strong Innovator Award – a $100,000 award that will be decided by public vote. The recipient will be announced during the Trauma Research Session at BWH Research Day at 3PM on Thursday, November 20th at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Watch the video to learn about each of the three research projects and then vote to decide which project you want to receive $100,000.


Get the Research Day App

We are excited to announce the launch of our Research Day app. This app will allow you to create an attendee account and build your own schedule by adding the sessions you’d like to attend. You can also network with other attendees, learn more about the speakers and get connected with Research Day social media. Download to your mobile device by visiting and adding to your home screen.

This year we will be going green to save paper! This mobile app will be replacing print programs and the abstract booklet at the event, so we encourage all attendees with a mobile device to utilize.

Stepping Strong Innovator Award

Stepping Strong Innovator Award Finalists Announced

The finalists are Matthew Carty, MD, whose project is focused on developing a new surgical approach to lower limb amputation and its alignment with next-generation prosthetics; Edward Caterson, MD, who has created a device that can completely enclose extremity wounds from traumatic blast and burn injuries to optimize treatment conditions; and Indranil Sinha, MD, whose idea involves using a patient’s own stem cells grown in the lab to regenerate muscle tissue.

Learn more about The Stepping Strong Innovator Award.


CSI Pathogen – Infectious Diseases

This session is a series of short talks that will showcase research related to the entry of the Ebola virus in human hosts, the attachment of the Cholera-causing bacterium to intestinal cells and a novel diagnostic test for identifying infection by the fungus Aspergillus in patients suffering from HIV.

Learn more about the Infectious Disease & Immunology session.

BRIght Futures Prize

The 2014 BRIght Futures Finalists are Hadi Shafiee, PhD, Nasim Annabi, PhD and Alexander Lin, PhD. Watch the BRIght Futures Video to hear from each of the finalists and learn more about their research projects and then vote to decide which project should get $100,000 on Research Day.

Save the Date: November 20, 2014

Our third annual Research Day is Thursday, November 20, 2014.  Some of the highlights include talks and panels with world class researchers, a hospital-wide poster session, awards ceremony and keynote address.  This event is open to everyone - we invite you to join us in celebrating the amazing research that takes place at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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Research Day App

We are very excited that for the first time, we will have a Research Day app for smartphones that will allow you to access the agenda, speaker information, maps, social media and more.  

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