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.

More Publications

  • 10/24/16

    "Understanding & Targeting Metabolism in Disease"

    Hosted By: David Guertin, PhD; Dohoon Kim, PhD; and Cynthia Hong, PhD, UMass Metabolic Network, UMMS
    Location: Sherman Center Auditorium, UMMS
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Inaugural Event

    Presented by, Morrie Birnbaum, MD, PhD, Sr. V.P. & Chief Scientific Officer, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease, Pfizer Incorporated and David M. Sabatini, MD, PhD, Member, Whitehead Institute, Professor of Biology, MIT, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Light refreshments to follow lecture.

  • 10/24/16

    UNM 2016 Mentoring Conference

    Hosted By: UNM Mentoring Institute
    Location: UNM Mentoring Institute, 1716 Las Lomas Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    This year's conference theme is Developmental Networks: The Power of Mentoring and Coaching. We seek to facilitate discourse on the effectiveness of developmental networks, and the impact of mentoring and coaching relationships in educational and workplace settings.

  • 10/25/16

    "Measuring the Quality and Process of Informed Consent"

    Hosted By: UMMS Office of Clinical Research
    Location: Chandler Hill Conference Room, 7th floor, Ambulatory Care Center, UMMS
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    The Office of Clinical Research will be viewing this informational webinar at the UMMS campus for anyone who is interested in joining them in-person.

    Please register **SPACE IS LIMITED**

    Learn More

  • 10/25/16

    "PTFR/cavin-1, a Multifunctional Regulator of Fat and Muscle Metabolism"

    Hosted By: Michael Czech, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS
    Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, UMMS Biotech II, 373 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Paul Pilch, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine

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