Exciting news: Oregon Health & Science University welcomes Kenton Gregory, M.D., and his fifteen-member research team. He and his group have joined OHSU to establish a new independent research entity: the Center for Regenerative Medicine.
At the Center, Dr. Gregory and his team will build on their pioneering basic science discoveries and innovative applications. Dr. Gregory is noted particularly for his novel bandages and wound dressings, which are used by military personnel, civilian first responders and medical professionals to rapidly control severe bleeding, saving the lives of thousands. In this next phase of research, Dr. Gregory and his team will focus on uses for autologous stem cells—for example, developing treatments for regeneration of damaged hearts; repairing arms and legs severely damaged from blast injuries; and developing therapies to treat damaged nerves, spinal cords, lungs and skin. They will also conduct basic research that utilizes normal human structural proteins, such as elastin, as the foundation for regenerative biomaterials.