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

  • 09/29/16
    Education / Training, Human Research

    Clinical Research Professionals Group Meeting

    Hosted By: UMMS Human Research Protection Education Program
    Location: Lazare Auditorium S1-607, UMMS
    9:00 am - 10:00 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

  • 09/29/16

    "Immune Regeneration Enabled by Cellular Feast Versus Famine" Pathology Fall Seminar Series

    Hosted By: Dr. Leslie Berg, Department of Pathology, UMMS
    Location: AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Steven L. Reiner, MD, Charles H. Revson Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University

  • 09/29/16

    Diabetes Innovation Challenge Semi-Finals

    Hosted By: Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) and T1D Exchange
    Location: Albert Sherman Center Auditorium, UMMS
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Diabetes Innovation Challenge seeks to find transformational advancements in diabetes. M2D2, in partnership with T1D Exchange, a non-profit focused on accelerating innovations that improve outcomes in type 1 diabetes, present the first Diabetes Innovation Challenge. This exciting multi-staged event is an opportunity to identify, support, and incubate transformational innovations in types 1 and 2 diabetes.

    RSVP now and see 30 semi-finalists present innovative projects at UMMS, Albert Sherman Center!

    Projects include exciting innovations in the areas of diagnostics, therapies, devices and technologies. Semi-finalists will present at one of two events (Sept. 29 and Oct. 5) focused on either early-stage projects or pre-clinical/translational projects.

  • 09/29/16

    "Persistence, entrainment and function of biological rhythms across the Polar Day and Polar Night"

    Hosted By: Program in Neuroscience and Neurobiology, UMMS
    Location: Lazare Research Building, 7th floor-716, UMMS
    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Presented by, C. Loren Buck, PhD, Professor of Biological Sciences and Associate Director, Center for Bioengineering Innovation, Northern Arizona University

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