The Badylak Lab was featured recently on the weekly TV news show, Full Measure. McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine deputy director Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD, Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and Director of the Center for Pre-Clinical Tissue Engineering within the McGowan Institute, was interviewed by Joce Sterman, an investigative journalist whose work has won her numerous awards including regional Emmys, Associated Press recognition, and an Edward R. Murrow award for investigative contributions to breaking news.
The coverage, titled “The Matrix” focuses on how modern wars are creating a new class of wounded warrior. IEDs can leave troops with horrific injuries…that they survive. Now there are new ways to heal the broken bodies. Ms. Sterman talks with both Marine Sergeant Ronald Strang and Dr. Badylak and they show viewers a treatment that’s aptly called the matrix. Viewers will learn how the Badylak Lab is using a regenerative medicine approach to reconstitute functional musculotendinous tissue. The clinical portion of the study was led by J. Peter Rubin, MD.
Full Measure is a weekly Sunday news program focusing on investigative, original and accountability reporting. The host is Sharyl Attkisson, five-time Emmy Award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting. She is backed by a team of award-winning journalists.