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Mission CAIRRS

Mission CAIRRS (Consortium for Advancements and Innovations in Restorative and Regenerative Strategies)


To create next generation restorative and regenerative medicine solutions through interdisciplinary partnerships at Ohio State University, allied academic institutions, industry collaborators, defense and veteran related agencies.


To engage a comprehensive multidisciplinary collaborative network of academic institutions, federal and state agencies, and private industry associated with The Ohio State University in order to develop and conduct pre-clinical, translational, and clinical research projects designed to advance military, veteran, and civilian applications in restorative and regenerative medicine.  Strategies for potential translation to trauma and combat casualty care, oncology or cancer treatment, and various degenerative disease states in an effort to enhance restoration of certain human conditions to refine and maximize one’s human potential, recovery, and/or rehabilitation.

Ohio State University’s Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell Based Therapies (CRMCBT) is uniquely positioned among academic medical centers to be a catalyst of innovation in partnerships with state and federal agencies including a focus on the Department of Defense (DOD) and Veteran’s Affairs (​VA). The Center includes academic participation from the Colleges of Medicine, Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing. Taking a translational approach to science, the Center’s focus is to rapidly take solutions to people for military and societal benefit. Industry collaborations are essential to enable the translation of our discoveries. MISSION CAIRRS works closely with our allied academic institutions, industry, state, DOD, and VA partners to drive solutions for the most pressing needs for today and tomorrow. 

To learn more about our comprehensive research areas, please review our research portfolio:


Pillar Primary Lead
Valerio Surgery 2015-1.jpgIan L. Valerio, MD, MS, MBA, FACSValerio Uniform 2015-2.png

Division Chief of Burn, Wound & Trauma in Plastic Surgery​
Associate Professor, Departments of Plastic & Reconstructive, Orthopedic, & General Surgery
Primary Lead, MISSION CAIRRS - Consortium of Advancements & Innovations in Restorative & Regenerative Strategies
The Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell Based Therapies (CRMCBT)
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Associate Professor of Surgery, The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA


For more information about MISSION CAIRRS, please contact Brent Toto, MHA, Program Director, CRMCBT at
brent.toto@osumc.edu or 614-292-5621 or Dr. Ian Valerio at ian.valerio@osumc.edu.

References contained within do not constitute nor imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Ohio or United States governments or any agencies thereof.​​​​​​​​​​