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

Drs. Poropatich and Nindl of CMMR are featured in the Spring edition of Pitt Med

CMMR Director Ron Poropatich and CMMR Military and Scientific Advisor Brad Nindl are featured it the Spring 2019 version of Pitt Med in the article "Personal Best: Pittsburgh as a Human Performance City."  In the article, Dr. Poropatich discusses the need for... View »

DHA's J-7 Continuing Education Program Office is hosting a webinar

The DHA J-7 Continuing Education Program office is  hosting a webinar on April 25th from 8 am to 3:30 pm titled "Updates in the Management of Select Children and Pediatric Health Issues."  This webinar will cover topics such as:  Youth and Bullying, Legal and... View »

UPMC breaks ground on the new Vision and Rehabilitation Hospital

UPMC breaks ground on the new Vision and Rehabilitation Hospital at the Mercy Hospital site in Pittsburgh's Uptown area.  This is an exiting new venture to support patients with vision issues and rehabilitation needs.  With the goal of bringing clinician,... View »

Registration for Operation Purple Camp (OPC) is now open!
External Advisory Council member and extraordinary actress, Tamara Tunie, will be performing at City Theater!

The Center for Military Medicine Research's external advisory council member, Tamara Tunie, will be performing in the two-person play called The Roommate from March 2nd through March 24th at the City Theatre on Pittsburgh's South Side.  For tickets,... View »

CMMR Collaborations