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.

  • 07/26/16
    Seminar

    "Race/Sex Modification of the Association between Allostatic Load and Depression among Black and White US Adults" (Bey) and "Association of Dysfunctional Eating with Metabolic Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Latinos" (Lopez-Cepero)

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

    Presented by, Ganga Bey, MPH and Andrea Lopez-Cepero, MHSN

    Email BRIDGE@umassmed.edu to sign up for a presentation slot.

    Lunch will be provided.


  • 07/26/16
    PhD Thesis Defense

    "Plague and the defeat of mammalian innate immunity: systematic genetic analysis of Yersinia pestis virulence factors"

    Hosted By: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UMMS
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, 8th floor conference room AS8-2072, UMMS
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Presented by, Samantha Palace, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, UMMS


  • 07/27/16
    PhD Thesis Defense

    "Correlates of Unmet Need for Treatment of Opioid Use"

    Hosted By: Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, 8th floor conference room AS8-2072, UMMS
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    Clinical and Population Health Research Comprehensive Project

    Presented by, Eric Romo, BA

    Reviewers: Robin Clark, PhD, Christine Ulbricht, PhD, and Stavroula Chrysanthopoulou, PhD

    (15 mins presentations / 15 min Q&A)


  • 08/05/16
    Workshop

    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.


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