Distinguished Speakers
Interdisciplinary Program in Regenerative Medicine
5th Annual Lundberg-Kielen Lecture by Michael Matthay
WELCOME to the Interdisciplinary Program in Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative medicine is “the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects” (NIH Fact Sheet).  This includes stem cell therapies, regeneration through bioactive molecules, and tissue engineering.  Regenerative medicine offers the great promise to cure human and animal diseases for those that do not have effective treatments.
Regenerative medicine is an exciting and emerging research field that requires efforts from scientists in various disciplines, such as:  biology, human and veterinary medicine, and engineering.  The Interdisciplinary Program in Regenerative Medicine at OSU (IPRMO) seeks to enhance collaborations in regenerative medicine research across campus, attract additional faculty to this research area, and eventually establish a self-sustained center of research excellence through extramural funding.

IPRMO currently involves 19 faculty members from 11 departments in 5 colleges at OSU, and it was established through a competitive grant program through the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at OSU beginning in 2013.