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Drs. Wagner and Tuan tapped to lead McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

PITTSBURGH  (April 18, 2012) -  William R. Wagner, Ph.D. , professor of surgery, bioengineering and chemical engineering at the  University of Pittsburgh , has been named director of the  McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine , a joint effort of Pitt and UPMC, effective immediately.  Rocky S. Tuan, Ph.D. , the Arthur J. Rooney Professor in Sports Medicine and executive vice chair for research,  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery  , Pitt School of Medicine , has been named associate director.

Dr. Wagner, who has served as interim director since September and has been a deputy director at the McGowan Institute since its establishment in 2001, is an expert in biomaterials and polymer chemistry whose current research efforts focus on repair of damaged cardiovascular tissues.

Read more at the UPMC news site.


Contact: Paul Kovach