About the Center

Ron Poropatich
Executive Director, CMMR

Research that advances medicine for wounded service members—that’s the focus of the Center for Military Medicine Research (CMMR).

CMMR explores applications of regenerative medicine, reconstructive medicine, transplantation immunology, and neuroscience, including traumatic brain injury and neuroprosthetics, with the aim of getting innovative therapies to injured soldiers.

The University of Pittsburgh is a leader in medical R&D and serving the needs of our military. Investment in Pitt medical research has improved the lives of military service members and their families.

Center Highlights

VFW 100th Anniversary Celebration to Honor Local Resident and Founder

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will celebrate its 100 anniversary this year, and the CMMR is a part of one initiative to celebrate this occasion, an event honoring local resident Robert G. Woodside, who helped found the... View »

CMMR Advisory Council Established

On June 26-27, 2014, the CMMR Advisory Council convened for the first time at the University of Pittsburgh. The CMMR Advisory Council is a group of leaders in academia, government, and industry who will assist the CMMR in developing key community partnerships... View »

Navy Week 2014

The CMMR was proud to welcome Rear Admiral Stephen Pachuta, Chief of the Navy Dental Corps during his visit to Pitt's campus for Navy Week 2014, which was held from June 2 to 8.

Executive Director Ron Poropatich’s message to Admiral Pachuta was that the... View »

Showcase for Commerce 2014

The 24th Annual Showcase for Commerce event was held May 28-30, 2014 in Johnstown, PA, and the CMMR once again participated in the event. Showcase for Commerce is a nationally renowned business and industry trade show and defense contracting exhibition. This... View »

Veterans Benefits
On March 5, CMMR Executive Director Ron Poropatich met with VFW National Commander William Thein and John Biedrzycki, the VFW’s junior vice commander in chief as they testified before the U.S. Senate Joint Committee on Veteran Affairs about the disability claims... View »