Monday, April 21, 2008
MCS Faculty to Participate in Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM)
Jeffrey O. Hollinger, professor of biomedical engineering and biological sciences will direct the craniofacial reconstruction team for the Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM). AFIRM is an $85 million project funded by the federal government to develop treatments for wounded soldiers.
Newell Washburn, assistant professor in the departments of chemistry, biomedical engineering, and material science and engineering, will be part of a multi-center team focused on developing advanced therapies to promote scarless wound-healing. Washburn and his research group will develop polymeric materials that regulate inflammatory responses and encourage healing.
The Institute also will enable Krzystof Matyjaszewski, J.C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences and Hollinger to support a postdoctoral student to work on AFIRM projects.
Carnegie Mellon’s Jeffrey Hollinger To Direct Craniofacial Reconstruction Program, Team In New Medical Consortium (Carnegie Mellon Press Release, April 17, 2008)