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

Pitt Awarded $1.25 Million from DOD for Whole-Eye Transplantation Program

Congratulations to CMMR-affiliated principal investigator Vijay Gorantla, MD, PhD and his team on receiving $1.25 million from the Department of Defense (DOD) to establish the nation’s first whole-eye transplantation program. Up to 40 percent of blast injuries... View »

Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University Celebrate 20-Year Partnership

The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), a joint collaboration between Pitt and CMU, will celebrate its 20th anniversary October 17-18, 2014 with events held on both universities’ campuses.

In late September 2014, the White House Office of... View »

VFW Celebrates 100 Years in Pittsburgh

Over 150 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary, along with veterans, military servicemembers, and members of the community, gathered at the University of Pittsburgh on September 16, 2014 to celebrate the centennial celebration of the... View »

100th Anniversary of the VFW’s founding

On September 10, 2014, Congressman Keith Rothfus delivered remarks on the House floor recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the VFW’s founding at what is now the William Pitt Union. ... View »

Join Us for the Sept. 16 VFW Centennial Celebration at Pitt

Please join the CMMR on September 16, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. for a centennial celebration of the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ first official organization, which took place in 1914 at the Schenley Hotel, now the William Pitt Union. A wreath-laying ceremony will take... View »