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.
Transplantation Immunology
A major barrier to a successful transplant outcome is that the immune system of the recipient will recognize a donor allograft as 'foreign' and seek to remove it. Innovative research in this field aims to minimize clinical side-effects and prevent organ rejection through treatments that do not harm the recipient.
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. Clinical research trials get underway in December 2013 and will offer powerful new MRI imaging techniques, including High Definition Fiber Tracking, developed in Pittsburgh under Department of Defense support.

Alex and Ani event in support of the Center for Military Medicine Research

Thanks to all who came out to our Alex and Ani events in support of the Center for Military Medicine Research! Guests at Alex and Ani stores in Pittsburgh, Annapolis, and Georgetown gathered together on November 4 for a fun evening of socializing and shopping, while supporting our mission of healing the lives of military members and their families. Funds raised will go toward research in traumatic brain injury, regenerative medicine, vision restoration, and other critical areas of military medicine unique to today’s soldier. See all Photos

Center Highlights

VA Welcomes New Leadership from Pitt

On October 5, 2015, Dr. Patrick J. Strollo, Jr. was appointed as the Vice Chair for Veterans Affairs in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine. The Veterans Affairs Vice Chair appointment is in association with Dr. Strollo’s new position as Chief... View »

CMMR Director Dr. Rocky Tuan Hosts DoD Regenerative Medicine Traveling Exchange Program

Dr. Rocky Tuan, Co-Director of the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM), the Department of Defense-funded national, multi-institutional consortium, recently hosted a visit of the Department of Defense Regenerative Medicine Traveling Exchange... View »

CMMR Welcomes Tamara Tunie to Advisory Council

On July 21, the Center for Military Medicine Research welcomed actress and Pittsburgh native Tamara Tunie to the CMMR Advisory Council with a reception at the University Club. Ms. Tunie was welcomed by CMMR leadership and Advisory Council members, university... View »

Pitt Welcomes Renowned Government Scientist and Reserve Officer Bradley C. Nindl, PhD, FACSM as New Director
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