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

The University of Pittsburgh's Innovation Institute featured our journey toward winning Omnibus IV!

Thank you to University of Pittsburgh Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for featuring our journey to complete the proposal for the Defense Health Agency's Omnibus IV solicitation! This was a great team win for the University of Pittsburgh and our... View »

Happy 10-year Anniversary to the Center for Military Medicine Research!

Dear CMMR followers, today is a major milestone for the Center for Military Medicine Research (CMMR). CMMR is 10 years old.

As of today, we have decided to begin an on- line journal or a "blog" of sorts. I will begin to weigh in, at least twice a month... View »

6 Pitt women veterans reflect on their time in the armed forces

Check out this University of Pittsburgh article profiling six tremendous University of Pittsburgh women veterans in time to celebrate the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act signed by Pres. Harry S. Truman on June 12, 1948.

Powerful stories that will... View »

The Center for Military Medicine Research attended Showcase for Commerce!

Our Director, Dr. Ron Poropatich, Dr. Heng Ban PhD of the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering and Mike Ringler, University of Pittsburgh's Government Relations and Advocacy participated in the... View »

University of Pittsburgh's Pittwire news service highlights the announcement of Omnibus IV!

The University of Pittsburgh's Pittwire news service just posted a wonderful overview of our efforts on the Defense Health Agency's Omnibus IV solicitation. It includes quotes from our Director, Dr. Ron Poropatich, Dr. William R. Wagner from our partners at... View »

CMMR Collaborations