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.

  • 08/05/16

    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.

  • 08/09/16
    PhD Thesis Defense

    "Examining Social Support as a Modifier of the Association Between Food Insecurity and Obesity in Adults"

    Hosted By: Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th floor conference room AS9-2072, UMMS
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Clinical and Population Health Research Comprehensive Project

    Presented by, Karen Ashe, BA, MS, MNSP

    Reviewers: Judith Ockene, PhD, Med, MA, William Jesdale, PhD and Sybil Crawford, PhD

    (15 min presentation / 15 min Q&A)

  • 08/10/16
    Education / Training

    Academic Job Search Series - "Preparing for the Interview Visit" and "Negotiating Your Startup Package"

    Hosted By: UMMS Center for Biomedical Career Development
    Location: Room S2-310, 2nd floor, UMass Medical School
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Part 3: Preparing for the Interview Visit - 10:00-11:30 am

    Part 4: Negotiating Your Startup Package - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • 08/12/16
    Education / Training, Human Research

    Clinical Research Professionals Group Meeting

    Hosted By: UMMS Human Research Protection Education Program
    Location: Hiatt Auditorium S1-608, UMMS, Worcester
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    The Clinical Research Professionals Group consists of clinical research staff throughout the University of MA Medical School, including Principal Investigators, Study Coordinators, Research Nurses, Administrators, and others. All research staff are invited to be part of the CRPG regardless of their role or background in clinical research.

    If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please RSVP

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