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

  • 05/02/16
    Seminar

    "CRISPR-Cas9 Targeting of SNPs and Repeat Sequences in the Huntington's Disease Gene"

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

    Presented by, Michael H. Brodsky, PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS


  • 05/02/16
    Retreat

    REGISTER NOW! UMCCTS 6th Annual Research Retreat

    Hosted By: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science 6th Annual Research Retreat
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, UMMS, Worcester
    7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

    Registration is now open for the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science 6th Annual Research Retreat!

    Don't miss out on this exciting event which will showcase our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Vasan S. Ramachandran, concurrent Mini Symposia and Poster Session.

    This UMass 5-campus event is a great opportunity for collaboration and networking!

    Register today!  Registration is open from April 1 to May 6.


  • 05/03/16

    UMMS Class Oath Ceremony, Reception

    Hosted By: University Events, UMass Medical School
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, 1st floor Multi-Purpose Rooms
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Celebrate the Class of 2018's transition into clinical learning!


  • 05/03/16
    Seminar

    "Worms and Lessons Learned: An Unexpected Bifurcation in Type-2 Immunity"

    Hosted By: Vladimir Litvak, PhD, Microbiology and Physiological Systems (MaPS), UMMS
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, 8th floor conference room AS8-2072, UMMS, Worcester
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Lee Reinhardt, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, Duke University, Durham, NC

    Pizza will be served following the seminar.


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