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

Updated Pittsburgh Resources for Military Members/families/veterans/retireees

Below are updated Pittsburgh-area resources for Military members, families, veterans and retirees.

Resources for Military (active and reserve) and families in the Pittsburgh Area (as of June 13, 2019)
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MilTeenChat App has been selected as a Pitt Seed Funding project by the Office of the Chancellor

The MilTeenChat Application has been selected by the Office of the Chancellor for the Pitt Seed Funding Grant as 1 of 24 projects campus-wide at the University of Pittsburgh!  Our Managing Director, Ann Gleeson has been working diligently with Kathryn Puskar... View »

Drs. Poropatich and Nindl of CMMR are Keynote Speakers at the 2019 21st Century Battlefield Medical Care Symposium

Dr. Ron Poropatich, Director of Center for Military Medicine Research and Dr. Brad Nindl, Director of Neuromuscular Research Laboratory and Military Advisor for CMMR are keynote speakers at the 2019 21st Century Battlefield Medical Care Symposium in Quantico,... View »

Our Director, Ron Poropatich, presents TRACIR at the UN's 5th Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping International Symposium 2019

Our Director, Ron Poropatich, MD was the keynote speaker on May 28th for the United Nations 5th Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping International Symposium ... View »

Pitt's Center For Military Medicine Research and CMU announce the funding of TRACIR!

The Center for Military Medicine is excited to announce the contract for TRACIR (Trauma Care in a Rutsack) has been awarded by the Department of Defense.  The total award is $7.2 million to be shared by Pitt and CMU.  Our Director, Dr. Ron Poropatich is the... View »

CMMR Collaborations