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

Dalai Lama's personal physician, Barry Kerzin, US Special Operations Command Col. Caesar Junker and CMMR Director, Ron Poropatich at the Lifestyle Medicine Research Summit

Always great to share perspectives and insight about lifestyle medicine with talented physcians like the Dalai Lama's personal physican, Barry Kerzin and US Special Operations Command, Col. Caesar Junker.  We appreciate you taking the time to come to... View »

Pitt Wire and Pitt Med Magazine feature Trauma Care in a Rucksack!

Originally written by Brian Salvato from Pitt Med Magazine's 2019 Fall Issue, Pitt wire features TRAuma Care in a Rucksack!   

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Center for Military Medicine Research Director, Ron Poropatich addressing visitors from US State Departments International Visitor Leadership Program

Our Director, Ron Poropatich address a contingent from the US Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program regarding military veterans support and advocacy:  A Project for Ukraine.  We thank out guests for visiting the University of... View »

Lifestyle Medicine Research Summit: From Molecule to Model

Following the DoD Human Performance Enhancement Research Meeting on December 2-3, 2019, the Lifestyle Medicine Research Summit: From Molecule to Model will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 through Thursday, December 5, 2019.  Drs. Mike Parkinson and... View »

TRAuma Care In a Rucksack update with the team at Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)

Another successful meeting between the Trauma Care in a Rucksack team at Pitt and CMU and the team at Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC).  The Pitt and CMU teams were on-hand for an update and briefing regarding TRACIR with the... View »

CMMR Collaborations