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

CMMR and the University of Pittsburgh host members of the DoD regarding TRACIR/RoboTrac

On November 16 and 17, 2021, the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Military Medicine Research, Department of Critical Care Medicine and collaborators from Carnegie Mellon University hosted various members from Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research... View »

Center for Military Medicine Research Director, Ron Poropatich along with Drs. Rory Cooper and Brad Nindl and Dan Fisher were honored for their service at the Pitt Football Game!
The University of Pittsburgh presents Veterans in Focus for Veterans Day

The University of Pittsburgh complied a booklet titled: Veterans in Focus - A Community Dedicated to Serving Those Who Served for Veterans Day, November 11, 2021. The booklet is broken down into various stories about the work of the Office of Veterans... View »

Dr. David Okonkwo discuss the work of Wings4Vets in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

The nonprofit group “Wings4Vets” (among a few other nonprofits) offers free air transportation for medical care to military veterans and their loved ones.  Wings4Vets used their personal airplanes and paid for fuel to transport many of the Universit of... View »

Our Director, Dr. Ron Poropatich moderates the Defense Strategies Institute at the 3rd Annual Operational Medicine Symposium !

Our Director, Dr. Ron Poropatich is moderating the 3rd Annual Operational Medicine Symposium, in San Antonio, TX, on September 28-29, 2021 with over 300 attendees and senior DoD speakers in attendance. Some of those senior leaders are: ... View »

CMMR Collaborations