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

  • 05/24/16
    Seminar

    "Islet Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes"

    Hosted By: David M. Harlan, MD, Diabetes Center of Excellence, UMMS
    Location: Lazare Research Building, 2nd floor conference room 203, UMMS
    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Presented by, Michael R. Rickels, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism


  • 05/24/16
    Conference

    2016 Biomanufacturing Summit

    Hosted By: The Biomanufacturing Science and Technology Consortium, Massachusetts BioManufacturing Center at UMass Lowell and the University of Massachusetts
    Location: Inn & Conference Center at UMass Lowell, 50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01852
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    As in previous years, it is expected that summit participants will include scientists and engineers from academia, government and industry. Industry participants will include biopharmaceutical manufacturers, technology and system providers, raw material suppliers and agencies in the areas of development, manufacturing and engineering. The summit offers a unique opportunity to interact with professionals and leaders of the biopharmaceutical industry about current biomanufacturing challenges and to learn about breakthrough technologies. Twenty-four speakers from industry, government and academia will deliver presentations on the changing landscape of biomanufacturing.

    Training sessions are also offered on May 18-20 and May 25-27 for interested participants to learn how to implement cutting edge design, quality, and advanced analytical concepts. Concepts to be covered include “Integrated Continuous Biomanufacturing,” “Quality-by-Design (QbD) Risk Assessment and Design Space,” and “Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and QbD Principles in Biopharmaceuticals.” Registration for the summit is open.

    Questions? Contact Dr. Seongkyu Yoon


  • 05/25/16
    Seminar

    Leadership Series: Leading Interprofessional Teams 2.0

    Hosted By: Office of Faculty Affairs, UMMS
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, CUBE 3rd floor conference room, UMMS
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Terry Flotte, MD, Dean, School of Medicine; Provost and Executive Deputy Chancellor, University of MA Medical School


  • 05/25/16
    Seminar

    "Neutrophils and Mitochondrial DNA in Inflammation and Autoimmunity"

    Hosted By: Ann Rothstein, Department of Medicine, UMMS
    Location: Lazare Research Building, 3rd floor conference room 316, UMMS
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Presented by, Keith Elkon, MD, University of Washington


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