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Director's Message

Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.
Director and PI, UMCCTS;
Vice Provost, Clinical and Translational Research;
Professor, Molecular Medicine, Pediatrics, and Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

In July 2010, the University of Massachusetts received a $20 million NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) to create the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS), an academic home for clinical and translational science.  The goals of the UMCCTS 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.

Over the last 5 years, we have worked hard to build an ecosystem that supports the translation of UMass discoveries into products for clinical use.  By continuing to build capacity for clinical and translational research across the five UMass campuses (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Worcester), we will develop products that improve the health of citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the world, while also generating important economic benefits for the State.  We encourage you to browse through our site to learn more about what UMCCTS has to offer.


  • 04/25/15

    Zoobiquity Boston Conference, Human and Animal Health in a Changing Global Environment

    Location: Boston Conference Center, Boston, MA
    7:50 am - 6:00 pm

    To encourage students and trainees to attend, the UMass CCTS is offering free admission for the first 10 UMass students/trainees to register.

    Please contact Nate Hafer nathaniel.hafer@umassmed.edu for full details, including registration information.

  • 04/29/15

    "Metabolic Disease Signatures Translated to Underlying Mechanisms"

    Location: UMMS, Biotech II, 373 Plantation Street, 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Worcester, MA
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    presented by Christopher B. Newgard, PhD, Director, Molecular Physiology Institute, Duke University Medical Center

    Hosted by the UMMS Program in Molecular Medicine

  • 05/04/15

    "Outside and Inside Stories of Adeno-Associated Virus Vectors in in-vivo Gene Transfer"

    Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, 373 Plantation Street, Worcester, UMMS
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    presented by, Guangping Gao, PhD, Professor, Microbiology & Physiological Systems; Director, Gene Therapy Center, UMMS

    Hosted by the UMMS Program in Molecular Medicine

  • 05/14/15

    "Novel Nucleic Acid Therapeutics to Treat Disease

    Location: UMMS Campus, Faculty Conference Room, 1st floor Medical School lobby, Worcester, MA
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Sudhir Agrawal, D. Phil, FRSC, President of Research, Idera Pharmaceuticals

    Hosted by UMCCTS and UMMS Innovation & Business Development

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