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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

In July 2010, the University of Massachusetts Medical School received a $20 million NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) to create the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS), an academic home for clinical and translational science. The goals of the UMCCTS 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.

Over the past 5 years, we have worked hard to build an ecosystem that supports the translation of UMass discoveries into products for clinical use. By continuing to build capacity for clinical and translational research across the five UMass campuses (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Worcester), we will develop products that improve the health of citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the world, while also generating important economic benefits for the State. We encourage you to browse through our website to learn more about what UMCCTS has to offer.






  • 07/15/15

    M2D2 Open House & Networking Event

    Location: 110 Canal Street, 4th Floor, Lowell, MA 01852
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • 07/23/15
    Education / Training, IRB Training

    Come learn how the UMMS IRB and Western IRB can help!

    Location: University Campus, conference room to be determined
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm - or 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Looking to get your study approved quickly? Want to make your sponsor happy? Come learn how the UMMS IRB and Western IRB can help!

    RSVP appreciated to: HRPeducation@umassmed.edu

  • 08/13/15
    Education / Training

    Basic Clinical Research Coordinator Course

    Location: Ambulatory Care Center, Hancock Hill Conference Room, 7th floor
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    This introductory course is geared toward new coordinators and will introduce basic concepts related to coordination of human subject's research.

    Registration required: HRPeducation@umassmed.edu

    UMass/UMMHC ID badge is required to access the ACC elevator to the 7th floor.

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