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 Dr. Philip C. Spinella as our new Associate Medical Director!
Neuromuscular Research Laboratory's Dr. Chris Connaboy wins a 2021 Military Health System Research Symposium award!

Congratulations to Neuromuscular Research Laboratory's (NMRL) Dr. Chris Connaboy on winning the 2021 Military Health's Research Symposium's Outstanding Research Accomplishment/Individual/Academia-Industry Award! Echoing the sentiment from NMRL's twitter page,... View »

CMMR hosts Senator Bob Casey and the Board of Directors of the Military Affairs Council of Western Pennsylvania!
The 2021 International Conference on Complex Acute Illness virtually from Sept 8-10

The 2021 International Conference on Complex Acute Illness will be held virtually this September 8-10, 2021. This year's program will have a stellar lineup of speakers on all aspects of Artifical Intelligence, machine learning, and computational modeling... View »

CMMR Director, Dr. Ron Poropatich speaks to members of the Association of the United States Army

Center for Military Medicine Research (CMMR) Director, Dr. Ron Poropatich spoke to the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Pittsburgh on August 5, 2021.  Dr. Poropatich presented, with members of the University of... View »

CMMR Collaborations