Director's Message Title

Katherine Luzuriaga, MD

Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.
PI and Director,
UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Vice Provost, Clinical and Translational Research
UMass Memorial Health Care Chair in Biomedical Research
Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine,
Pediatrics and Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester

About the Director

The UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) was founded in 2006 to enhance clinical and translational research across the five University of Massachusetts campuses (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, UMass Medical School) and our clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care. With the receipt of an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) in 2010, and its successful renewal in 2015, the UMCCTS joined a network of 62 NIH-funded centers collaborating to transform the conduct of clinical and translational research across the U.S. Other key partners include our patients and communities, foundations, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, and members of the venture capital and philanthropic communities.

UMCCTS goals are: 1) To accelerate the translation of basic discoveries into practical, cost effective solutions that improve human health; and 2) To develop and support the next generation of leaders in clinical and translational research. By supporting investigation that improves the science of translation and that accelerates the translation of UMass discoveries into products for clinical use, we will improve the health of citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the world.

We encourage you to browse through our website to learn more about how the UMCCTS catalyzes clinical and translational research through education and training, pilot funding programs, cores, and services.

  • 06/24/16
    Grand Rounds

    "Reducing Vertical Transmission of HIV in Low Resource Settings: Policy and Implementation - Assessment of a Community Health Worker LedOutpatient Malnutrition Program in Zumbahua, Ecuador"

    Hosted By: Mary Lee, MD, Department of Pediatrics, UMMS
    Location: S2-102 Amphitheater I, UMass Medical School
    8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Presented by, Sara Beste, MD, MPH, Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics, UMMS and Michael Tayler, MD, Global Health Fellow, UMass Memorial CMC

  • 06/24/16

    Bioinformatics Core Data-thon

    Hosted By: Manuel Garber, PhD, Director, Bioinformatics Core, UMMS
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, 4th floor conference room AS4-2069, UMMS, Worcester
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    The Bioinformatics Core hosts a data analysis session (data-thon) every other Friday. The format is to briefly introduce you to the available pipelines followed by analysis of your dataset.

    Please check the website for futher information or contact Heidi Beberman for any questions.

  • 06/27/16

    "The SMURF-2-YY1-C-MYC Axis in the Germinal Center Reaction and Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma"

    Hosted By: Hong Zhang, PhD, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UMMS
    Location: S6-310, Cell Development Bio Seminar Room, Medical School, University
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Presented by, Sally Elizabeth Trabucco, Cell Biology Program, UMMS

  • 06/27/16

    "Patient-Centered Health Services Research: Taking Account of Patient Perceptions of Care"

    Hosted By: Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Quantitative Methods Core, UMMS
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th floor conference room AS9-2072, UMMS
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Douglas W. Roblin, PhD, Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, Georgia State University.

    Lunch will be provided, please RSVP Maureen Schulz

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