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 Center for Military Medicine Research would like to welcome the new Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Anantha Shekhar to the University of Pittsburgh community!

Recently, CMMR Director, Dr. Ron Poropatich and Ann Gleeson, Managing Director of CMMR had the opportunity to brief Dean Shekhar about the mission and vision of CMMR.  We are confident that Dean Shekhar will help CMMR to continue to lead and foster successful... View »

Center for Military Medicine Research Director, Dr. Ron Poropatich joins the Regenerative Medicine Today Podcast

Our Director, Dr. Ron Poropatich, has been featured on episode #210 for the Regenerative Medicine Today Podcast discussing the latest projects happening at the Center for Military Medicine Research, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC.  He discusses... View »

Congratulations to Dr. Heng Ban and faculty researchers at the Swanson School of Engineering for receiving a $1.9 million US Department of Energy grant!

Congratulations to Dr. Heng Ban, Director of the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering's Nuclear Energy Program and the researchers of the program for receiving a $1.9 million grant from the US Department of Energy!  The grant will be split... View »

Congratulations to Dr. Carey Balaban and his co-authors on their published paper in Frontiers in Neurology!
Help Support Dr. Greg Reed of Pitt Engineering during his recovery with the Greg Reed Virtual Replenishment Blood Drive during the week of July 13-19.

Join the Univeristy of Pittsburgh School of Engineering for a virtual blood drive to support Dr. Greg Reed, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Swanson School.  Dr. Reed was seriously injured in a bike accident and life-flighted to UMPC... View »

CMMR Collaborations