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Director's Message

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.






  • 10/05/15

    "Beyond Fluorescence: Functional Upconversion Nanoparticles for Biological Imaging and Therapy"

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

    Presented by Gang Han, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, UMMS

  • 10/06/15

    "Social Networks, Analysis, Network Interventions and Next Steps"

    Hosted By: PRACCTIS Postdoctoral Training Program in Implementation Science - The Department of Quantitative Health Sciences and the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMMS
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th Floor Conference Room, AS9-2072, UMMS, Worcester
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Presented by A. Rani Elwy, PhD, VA Center for Information Dissemination and Education Resources; VA Center for Healthcare Organization & Implementation Research; Department of Health Law, Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health

  • 10/07/15

    "Tinkering with T-cells: How the 'systems view' of T-cell immunity offers multiple options for therapeutic intervention in infection, autoimmunity and cancer"

    Hosted By: Dr. Eric Huseby
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS8.2072 Conference Room, 8th floor, UMMS Worcester campus
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Presentation by: Andrew Sewell, PhD
    Professor, Cardiff University of Infection & Immunity, Cardiff University School of Medicine

  • 10/08/15

    UMMS 20th Annual Research Retreat 2015

    Hosted By: The Office of Research, Graduate School of Biomediccal Sciences, and the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
    Location: University of Massachusetts Amherst Conference Center, Amherst, MA
    8:00 AM - 11:00 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

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