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
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

Members of MRDC visit Pitt School of Engineering and Center for Military Medicine Research

Various members of the the US Army Medicial Research and Development Command visited with the Center for Military Medicine Research and the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering to discuss future collaborations. Some of the members that... View »

CMMR Director Dr. Ron Poropatich presented at the Ohio State University's Robotics Engineered for the Future of Healthcare

Center for Military Medicine Research's Director, Dr. Ron Poropatch was a Keynote Speaker at the Ohio State University's Robotics Engineered for the Future of Healthcare on April 9, 2021.  Dr. Poropatich presented "Trauma Care in a Rucksack" (TRACIR) to the... View »

Our Director, Dr. Ron Poropatich will be presenting a Keynote Talk at the Multinational Virtual Workshop of the Biosensors Supporting Healthcare in Missions

Center for Military Medicine Research's Director, Dr. Ron Poropatich will be presenting a keynote talk at the Biosensors Supporting Healthcare In Missions' Multinational Virtual Workshop on Wednesday, May 19, 2021!  Dr. Poropatich will be presenting on "Trauma... View »

Liftoff PGH is hosting the Young Innovators Healthcare Fellowship from June 17, 2021 through August 5, 2021 for high school students

Liftoff PGH is hosting a summer fellowship for high school students in the Pittsburgh region to explore healthcare careers and design technologies to solve a health-related problem.  This is an 8-week program from June 17, 2021 through August 5, 2021.

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The Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) is TENTATIVELY schedule for August 23-26, 2021.

The TENTATIVE dates and location for the 2021 Military Health System Research Symposium are:  Aug 23-26, 2021 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee Florida.  The link to the meeting approval letter can be found on the MHSRS Homepage: (... View »

CMMR Collaborations