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Katherine Luzuriaga, MD

Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.
Director and PI, UMCCTS
Vice Provost, Clinical and Translational 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.






  • 10/09/15

    UMMS 20th Annual Research Retreat 2015

    Hosted By: The Office of Research, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
    Location: University of Massachusetts Amherst Conference Center, Amherst, MA
    7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Register by September 23 at: http://www.umassmed.edu/research/

    If you have any questions, please contact Angela DiTerlizzi at 508-856-1572 or email Angela.DiTerlizzi@umassmed.edu

  • 10/12/15

    Holiday - Columbus Day

    8:00 am

  • 10/13/15

    "Understanding DNA Demethylation and Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer"

    Hosted By: Michael Green, MD, PhD - Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology Seminar Series
    Location: Lazare Medical Research Bldg., 5th Floor Conference Room 516, UMMS, Worcester
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Presented by, Yi Zhang, PhD, Professor, Department of Genetics and Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital

  • 10/13/15

    "Gene Regulatory Circuits in Normal and Malignant Lymphocytes"

    Hosted By: Rachel Gerstein, PhD - MaPS Seminar
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, 8th Floor Conference Room AS8-2072, UMMS, Worcester
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Eugene Oltz, PhD, Professor of Pathology & Immunology; Director, Immunology Graduate Program, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

    Pizza will be served following the seminar.

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