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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.






  • 09/07/15

    Holiday - Labor Day

    8:00 am

  • 09/08/15

    Graduate School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony

    Location: Albert Sherman Center Auditorium
    6:00 pm

    In the presence of family, guests and faculty members, students in the Graduate Entry Pathway (GEP) program are ceremonially presented with their nursing pins and welcomed into the nursing community by campus leaders.

  • 09/09/15

    UMMS Convocation and Investiture

    Location: Albert Sherman Center Auditorium
    4:00 pm

    Provost's Welcome
    Chancellor's Address
    Chancellor's Medal for Distinguished Teaching
    Chancellor's Medal for Distinguished Scholarship
    Chancellor's Medal for Distinguished Service
    Chancellor's Medal for Distinguished Clinical Excellence

    UMass Memorial Health Care Chair in Biomedical Research
    Recipient: Katherine Ruiz de Luzuriaga, MD

    Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research Chair
    Recipient: Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD

    The Stoddard Chair of Pediatrics
    Recipient: Mary M. Lee, MD

  • 09/09/15

    "UMass Medical School Cancer Center: An Open Discussion" Breast Cancer Research Conference

    Hosted By: Leslie Shaw, PhD
    Location: Lazare Research Center, 4th Floor Conference Room LRB-416
    8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Presented by: Michael Green, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular, Cell & Cancer Biology; Director, UMass Medical School Cancer Center

  • 09/09/15

    2015 Department of Pathology Fall Seminar Series

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

    Presentation by:
    David H. Raulet, PhD
    Choh Hao Li Professor of Immunology and MCB Co-Chair, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

    Topic: NK cell, cancer

  • 09/10/15

    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Recognition Ceremony

    Location: Albert Sherman Center Auditorium
    3:00 pm

    Members of the UMass Medical School scientific community, including students and faculty from all three schools, gather to recognize the accomplishments of their future colleagues.

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