Areas of Focus

Regenerative Medicine & Tissue Engineering
Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering are rapidly growing fields of biomedicine that seek to create substitute tissues and organs to repair or replace those damaged by injury, illness, aging, or congenital anomaly.
Reconstructive Surgery
Reconstructive surgery is the use of surgery to restore the form and function of the body and the anatomy or functional body part to normal.
Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops and improves on methods for storing, retrieving, organizing and analyzing biological data. This field includes the development of software tools to generate useful biological knowledge.
Human Performance
Optimizing human performance is defined as the process of applying knowledge, skills and emerging technologies to improve and preserve the capabilities of individuals to execute essential tasks.
Vision Restoration
The development of novel therapies for the prevention and treatment of vision impairment and loss through the use of regenerative medicine research and translation, tissue engineering, cell therapy, gene therapy, neuroprosthetics and transplantation.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Pittsburgh TEAM TBI (Targeted ‎Evaluation, Action, Monitoring of Traumatic Brain Injury) is a research program to conduct multiple monitored clinical interventions for TBI patients.

Center Highlights

CMMR Director, Dr. Ron Poropatich has been chosen as a new MTEC board member!

Congratulations to CMMR Director, Dr. Ron Poropatich, on his selection as a new board member for the Medicial Techonlogy Enterprise Consortium (METC)! 

You can find the full press release at MTEC's website.     ... View »

Army Futures Command sets up shop at CMU for U.S. Army AI Task Force

Carnegie Mellon University has been chosen as the new hub for the Army Futures Command Artificial Intelligence Task Force.  This committment by the United States Army is a huge boon for the Pittsburgh region and will impact various sectors of need for the U.S... View »

Story of Sgt. Ron Strang is featured on Full Measure News

Full Measure News with Sharyl Attkisson featured the story of Sgt. Ron Strang who was injured by an IED in Afghanistan and treated by Dr. Stephen Badylak and Dr. J. Peter Rubin of our research partner at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the... View »

Former CMMR Project Manager completes Ranger school

We are very excited to let our Center for Military Medicine Research comunity know that former CMMR Project Manager, 2LT Kevin Pfau, has... View »

Program announcement from CDMRP

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) invites the research community to view a webinar series on funding opportunities in both research and career development.  The first of these webinars “Funding Opportunities and Strategies for... View »

CMMR Collaborations