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.

  • 01/18/17

    "Mitochondrial parts, pathways, and pathogenesis"

    Hosted By: David Guertin, PhD, Dohoon Kim, PhD, & Cynthia Hong, PhD - UMass Metabolic Network, UMMS
    Location: Cafeteria-WEST conference room, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • 01/18/17
    Grand Rounds

    "Alcoholic liver disease - what is new in 2017?"

    Hosted By: Terence R. Flotte, MD and VA Central/Western Massachusetts-UMMS Grand Rounds
    Location: S2-102, Amphitheater I, UMMS
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Click on link for live stream video also.

  • 01/19/17

    "Matrix-detachment triggers lipid peroxidation and ferroptosis: evasion by the a6B4 integrin" (Brown) and "Reduced glycogen synthesis elevates healthy aging in C.elegans" (Seo)

    Hosted By: Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
    Location: 516 conference room, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  • 01/19/17

    "Mechanisms of spinal cord regeneration in zebrafish"

    Hosted By: Michael Czech, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS
    Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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