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

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 »

Executive Director Dr. Ron Poropatich Speaks at VFW Marker Event

On August 26, 2014 veterans from Allegheny County gathered to honor the life of Gen. Robert G. Woodside at the site of his former home, now the Schellhaas Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. Dr. Ron Poropatich shared remarks, as well as borough... View »

2014 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS)

The Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) is the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting where new scientific knowledge from military-unique research and development is discussed and distributed on a national platform.

This year’s... View »

Congressional Record Submitted

As the Centennial Celebration for the VFW approaches, the CMMR is pleased to announce that Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey has submitted the following resolution, thanks to the great collective efforts of the CMMR and veterans and military groups across the... View »