Regenerative Medicine in the News...
Pittsburgh Pediatric Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support Reaches to Florida
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine faculty member Peter Wearden, MD, PhD is a member of a team of medical professionals at Childrenís Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC who are using advanced and innovative technologies to perform life-saving procedures on children in need of cardiac support. Announced recently, a partnership effort between St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Florida and Children's in Pittsburgh has been established to provide highly specialized cardiovascular care for patients ranging from babies in the womb to adults with congenital heart disease.
$1.25 Million Received from Defense Department to Make Whole-Eye Transplantation a Reality
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers co-led by McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine faculty members Vijay Gorantla, MD, PhD and Joel Schuman, MD have been awarded $1.25 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to fund two projects that aim to establish the groundwork for the nationís first whole-eye transplantation program.
Winner of the Michael G. Wells Student Health Care Entrepreneurship Competition Named
Congratulations are extended to Travis Prest who is a member of the laboratory of McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine faculty member Bryan Brown, PhD. Mr. Prest won the Michael G. Wells Student Health Care Entrepreneurship Competition for his project "Neurogel." Neurogel is an injectable product which both improves and speeds recovery of peripheral nerves following injury.
Video: Introduction to the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Need an introduction to what exactly we do at the McGowan Institute? Here is a video that highlights some of our research and scientists.