RMT Podcast #152 – Bryan Brown, PhD and Adam McInnes, MD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Bryan Brown, PhD and Adam McInnes, MD. Dr. Bryan Brown is the Director of the McGowan Institute Annual Summer School and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Adam McInnes is an alumnus of the Summer School. Drs. Brown and McInnes discuss the Summer School and their future plans in pursuing regenerative medicine.

For more information about the 2016 Summer School, click here.

For more information about Dr. McInnes’ Indigogo campaign, click here.

Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #143 – Bryan Brown, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes back Dr. Bryan Brown. Dr. Brown is a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Brown discusses the upcoming second annual Regenerative Medicine Summer School.

For more information about Dr. Brown, click here.

For more information about the regenerative medicine summer school, click here.

Host John Murphy.

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

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RMT Podcast #131 – Bryan Brown, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Bryan Brown, PhD.  Dr. Brown is a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Brown discusses the upcoming 2014 McGowan Institute Summer School for undergraduates.

For more information about Dr. Brown, click here.

For more information about the Summer School, click here.

Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #112 – Steven Wolf, PhD, PT, FAPTA

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Steven L. Wolf, PhD, PT, FAPTA. Dr. Wolf is a Research Physiologist at the Atlanta Vision Loss Center and Professor in the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Medicine, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine. He is also Professor of Health and Elder Care in the Nell Woodruff Hodgson School of Nursing at Emory University.  Dr. Wolf discusses his work in Regenerative Rehabilitation and the importance of educating clinicians in the field.

For more information about Dr. Wolf, click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:
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RMT Podcast #94 – Maria Caruso

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Maria Caruso. Ms. Caruso is the founder and director of Bodiography Contemporary Ballet and the director of the dance department at La Roche College. Ms. Caruso discusses the link between art and science as well as the important role regenerative medicine has played in her work.

For Bodiography Contemporary Ballet’s website, please click here.

For Jason Shorr’s website, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #91 – Brandon Reines, DVM

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Brandon Reines, DVM. Dr. Reines is a scientist and medical historian. He discusses the pioneering work of Dr. Robert Tuttle Morris, a surgeon who practiced in the late 19th century and who was years ahead of his time. He could be considered the grandfather of regenerative medicine.

Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #61 – John Pollock, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. John Pollock who is Associate Professor-Bayer School of Natural Sciences and Environment, Duquesne University. Dr. Pollock shares highlights of his scientific studies on the mechanisms of pain generation and possible techniques for improved pain management.

He also describes the videos that he and his team produce to educate the general public and students on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

For more information about Dr. Pollock and his program, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #48 – Joan Schanck

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Joan Schanck.  Ms. Schanck is the Director, Education and Workforce Development at the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI).  PTEI’s educational programs provide a range of experiences and tools for those who are interested in science education.  Beginning with K-12 and continuing through undergraduate and postdoctoral research, PTEI is helping to prepare a trained workforce to support a growing regenerative medicine industry. Through its programs PTEI provides hands-on opportunities to explore the many educational and career paths available to next-generation scientists and those who will work with them.

Ms. Schanck discusses the range of established programs and new initiatives at PTEI that provide opportunities to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the capabilities and opportunities that tissue engineering and regenerative medicine offer.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:
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RMT Podcast #47 – Phil Campbell, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Phil G. Campbell.  Dr. Campbell is a Research Professor, Institute of Complex Engineered Systems, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).  Also he has academic appointments in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering, and the Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center at CMU.

Dr. Campbell’s research is focused on the development of “tool sets” that will be resources for regenerative medicine research and clinical therapies.  In the podcast he discusses his work on methodologies and systems that will be required for cell expansion on a commercial vs. a research basis, and how his research is addressing those needs.

He also shares some insight into the use of inkjet printing technologies to print tissue engineered constructs using “bio-inks” vs. the traditional inks used in such printers.  These tool sets are proving to be a significant resource in the study of cell growth on tissue engineered constructs.

Finally, Dr. Campbell discusses his strong commitment to science-based education: from elementary students to senior citizens.

For more information on Dr. Campbell, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:
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RMT Podcast #42 – SYIS-TERMIS

Regenerative Medicine Today had an opportunity to visit with the leadership of the North American Chapter of the Students and Young Investigators Section of the Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society (SYIS-TERMIS) during the 2007 TERMIS North America Meeting that was held in Toronto in June 2007.

At the time of the meeting, the following SYIS-TERMIS North American Section Officers participated in the discussion:

  • Tiffany Sellaro – Chair (now Past Chair)
  • Alison McGuigan – Treasurer
  • Jolene Valentin – Secretary
  • Masoud Yeganegi – Scientific and Professional Development Committee Chair
  • Doug Baumann – Meeting and Fundraising Committee Chair

For more information on the participants and their responsibilities and areas of study, please click here.

On the podcast, the SYIS-TERMIS-NA leadership reviews the vision and the operations of the Chapter and the benefits of students and post-doctoral fellows joining the Society.

For more information on TERMIS, click here.

Host John Murphy.

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

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RMT Podcast #34 – David Baer, PhD

Dr. David Baer visits Regenerative Medicine Today and discusses the programs of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research.  Dr. Baer is the Director of the Research Office at the Institute of Surgical Research in San Antonio, Texas.

In the podcast, Dr. Baer discusses:

  • Mission of the Army includes operational medicine; aka sports medicine in the civilian world
  • Institute’s focus on combat casualty care and traumatic injury
  • Interest in regenerative medicine to address severe injuries
  • The new medical challenges from the current conflict
  • The broad scope of the Institute from basic science to clinical studies
  • Training and career opportunities at ISR

For more information about Institute of Surgical Research, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:
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RMT Podcast #28 – Thomas Harris, PhD

In Podcast 28, we meet Thomas R. Harris, MD, PhD, the Orrin Henry Ingram Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Medicine at Vanderbilt University.  Dr. Harris also serves as chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Harris is a Fellow and past president of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

The focus of this podcast is the work of Dr. Harris and his colleagues on the development of learning science and learning technology for bioengineering. Dr. Harris is the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center in Bioengineering Educational Technologies. The Center is a large, multi-university effort involving Vanderbilt, Northwestern University, the University of Texas and the Harvard/MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program. Its purpose has been to develop a new system for bioengineering education.

Dr. Harris is also widely recognized for his research into the problems of lung circulation with an emphasis on transport phenomena, quantitative physiology, mathematical modeling and instrumentation, Dr. Harris has published more than 230 papers, book chapters, proceedings and abstracts in these fields. His research has been concentrated on the quantitative physiology of the exchange of fluids and solutes in the capillaries of the lung.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:
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RMT Podcast #24 – Alan Russell, PhD

As Regenerative Medicine Today celebrates its first anniversary, we welcome back our first guest from December 2005: Dr. Alan Russell, director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

As a pioneer of and expert in regenerative medicine, Dr. Russell is well qualified to comment on the status and future of this fascinating and rapidly emerging field . In this podcast, Dr. Russell addresses:

  • the history of the emergence of regenerative medicine, from over-hyped laboratory results, to failed medical devices, to successful clinical applications;
  • the role of governments in the advancing the state-of- the-art and the clinical use of regenerative medicine technologies;
  • initiatives to assist soldiers (and, ultimately, the civilian population) who have suffered massive loss of tissue due to trauma, and;
  • the status of the professional society that serves the scientists who are developing regenerative medicine technologies.

Hosts Leah Kauffman and John Murphy. Interview by Leah Kauffman.

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

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RMT Podcast #17 – Peter Katona, MD

Fifty years ago, Uncas Whitaker – the founder of the Harrisburg, PA-based electrical connector company AMP — foresaw what engineers could do for medicine and human health. In 1975, he established a nonprofit foundation to help advance medical science and heal the sick and injured.

Until its planned closing in summer 2006, the Whitaker Foundation contributed more than $700 million to various universities and medical schools, primarily to support biomedical engineering education and research. The foundation helped to create 30 biomedical engineering programs and helped finance the construction of 13 university buildings, many of them subsequently bearing the name Whitaker in some form.

In podcast #17, Dr. Peter Katona, who served the Whitaker foundation as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2006, will tell us about the full breadth of the Whitaker Foundation’s influence on the field of bioengineering, why its leaders chose to end the foundation’s run, and share his sage advice to young people considering bioengineering careers. (Dr. Katona ought to know: nearly 1,500 young researchers began their careers with Whitaker Foundation funding.) For more on the Whitaker Foundation, visit their web site.

Hosts Leah Kauffman and John Murphy. Interview by Leah Kauffman.

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

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