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Regenerative Medicine Today

The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine presents Regenerative Medicine Today. It is an audio podcast series that features interviews with scientists, clinicians, and patients. The series addresses emerging science and new therapies, where the primary strategy is to repair/replace tissue or organs that have been damaged by disease, trauma, or congenital issues vs. the classical approach that is used today to treat the symptoms of the insult to the body.

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RMT Podcast #213 – Alejandro Nieponice


Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Alejandro Nieponice.  Dr. Nieponice is the Chief of The Esophageal Unit at Hospital Universitario Fundación Favaloro in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also a faculty member of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Nieponice discusses his research utilizing ECM-derived scaffolds to regenerate esophageal tissue with the aim of decreasing the morbidity and mortality of current surgical procedures.

For more information about Dr. Nieponice , please click here.

Host John Murphy.

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By | September 30th, 2020|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #212 – MaCalus Hogan and Jeanne Doperak

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Drs. MaCalus Hogan and Jeanne Doperak.  Dr. Hogan is the Vice Chair of Education and Residency Program Director in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Doperak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and a Sports Medicine Physician with UPMC. Drs. Hogan and Doperak discuss guidelines to assist coaches, athletic trainers, and organizers with creating a safe environment for youth athletes, fans, and staff amidst CoVid-19.

For more information about Dr. Hogan , please click here.

For more information about Dr. Doperak, please click here.

To view the UPMC COVID-19 Return to Sports Guidelines, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | August 31st, 2020|Tags: , |

RMT Podcast #211 – Ioannis Zervantonakis

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Ioannis Zervantonakis.  Dr. Zervantonakis is an Assistant Professor in the University of Pittsburgh Bioengineering Department, and a member of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. Dr. Zervantonakis discusses his work in microfluidic and microfabricated assays to model the tumor microenvironment and to study tumor, fibroblast, and immune cell infiltration.

For more information about Dr. Zervantonakis , please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | July 31st, 2020|Tags: , , |

RMT Podcast #210 – Ron Poropatich

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Ron Poropatich.  Dr. Poropatich is the Director of the Center for Military Medicine Research, Health Sciences and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and also serves as a Senior Advisor for Telemedicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  Dr. Poropatich discusses his work with the Center for Military Medicine Research at the University of Pittsburgh.

For more information about Dr. Poropatich, please click here.

For more information about the Center for Military Medicine Research, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #209 – William Federspiel and Peter DeComo

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. William Federspiel and Mr. Peter DeComo.  Dr. Federspiel is the William Kepler Whiteford Professor in the Department of Bioengineering with secondary appointments in Chemical Engineering and Critical Care Medicine. He is also the Director of the Medical Devices Laboratory at the McGowan Institute. Mr. DeComo is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ALung Technologies, Inc. Dr. Federspiel and Mr. DeComo discuss how the use of the ALung medical device, Hemolung, has helped CoVid-19 patients as well as their current research.

For more information about Dr. Federspiel, please click here.

For more information about Mr. DeComo, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | May 29th, 2020|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #208 – Ryan Pruchnic

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Mr. Ryan Pruchnic.  Mr. Pruchnic is Managing Vice President of Cook MyoSite in Pittsburgh, PA. He serves as the Site Head for Cook MyoSite and is responsible for the Manufacturing and Business Administration functions of the company.   Mr. Pruchnic discusses the history and research of Cook MyoSite.

For more information about Cook MyoSite, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

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By | April 30th, 2020|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #207 – John Kellum

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. John Kellum.  Dr. Kellum is a Professor in the Departments of Critical Care Medicine (primary), Medicine, Bioengineering, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also the Director of the Center for Critical Care Nephrology and the Vice-Chair for Research.   Dr. Kellum discusses his research in acute kidney injury and sepsis.

For more information about Dr. Kellum, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | March 30th, 2020|Tags: , |

RMT Podcast #206 – Stephen Emery

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Stephen Emery.  Dr. Emery is an Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, Maternal Fetal Medicine, at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.  He is also the Director of the Center for Innovative Fetal Intervention at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.   Dr. Emery discusses his research in prenatal treatments.

For more information about Dr. Emery, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | February 28th, 2020|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #205 – Michel Modo

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Michel Modo.  Dr. Modo is a Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh.   Dr. Modo discusses his research in the development of new treatments for stroke.

For more information about Dr. Modo, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | January 31st, 2020|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #204 – Alejandro Soto-Gutiérrez

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Alejandro Soto-Gutiérrez.  Dr. Soto-Gutiérrez is an Associate Professor (Tenured) in the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh.   Dr. Soto-Gutiérrez discusses his research in the development of new technologies for organ replacement using regenerative medicine approaches to re-generate entire replacement livers.

For more information about Dr. Soto-Gutiérrez, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | December 20th, 2019|Tags: , |

RMT Podcast #203 – Lance Davidson

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Lance Davidson.  Dr. Davidson is a Professor and Wellington C. Carl Faculty Fellow of Bioengineering in the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering.   Dr. Davidson discusses his research in the interfaces between engineering, physics, and biology.

For more information about Dr. Davidson, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | November 26th, 2019|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #202 – Robert Kellar

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Robert Kellar.  Dr. Kellar is the Chief Science Officer for Axolotl Biologix.  He is also an Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University.  Dr. Kellar discusses his research in treating infected or chronic wounds with novel biomaterial scaffolds.

For more information about Dr. Kellar, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | October 21st, 2019|Tags: , |

RMT Podcast #201 – Garrett Coyan

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Garrett Coyan.  Dr. Coyan is a senior cardiothoracic surgery resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with interest in adult and congenital heart surgery.  Dr. Coyan discusses the importance of clinical research and training in translational medicine.

For more information about Dr. Coyan, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | September 30th, 2019|Tags: , , |

RMT Podcast #200 – José-Alain Sahel

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. José-Alain Sahel.  Dr. Sahel is the chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, director of the UPMC Eye Center, and the Eye and Ear Foundation Chair of Ophthalmology.  Dr. Sahel discusses his research in optogenetic vision restoration.

For more information about Dr. Sahel, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | August 29th, 2019|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #199 – Themis Kyriakides

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Themis Kyriakides.  Dr. Kyriakides is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Director Graduate Programs at the Yale University.  Dr. Kyriakides discusses his research in implanted biomaterials and tissues and in the development of biodegradable polymers.  He also discusses his role in the Journal of Immunology and Regenerative Medicine.

For more information about Dr. Kyriakides, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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