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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.






  • 10/14/15

    "Proposal Writing: The Private Foundation Perspective"

    Hosted By: The Office of Research and Corporate and Foundation Relations
    Location: The CUBE, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS, Worcester
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by Robert Sage, MD, PhD, FAAP, Vice President, Medical Foundation Division at Health Resources in Action and Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University.

    Lunch will be provided - Please RSVP to Karen.Gardiner@umassmed.edu

  • 10/14/15

    "The Role of JMJD1A in Anoikis and Breast Cancer Metastasis"

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

    Presented by Victoria Pedanou, Graduate Student - Green Lab, Department of Molecular, Cell & Cancer Biology, UMMS

  • 10/14/15

    "Born Different: Metabolic Maintenance of Asymmetric T Cell Division"

    Hosted By: Dr. Francis Chan, Department of Pathology Fall Seminar Series 2015
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, Auditorium (2nd floor), UMMS Worcester
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Presentation by: Douglas R. Green, PhD, Doherty Chair of Immunology, St. Jude Children't Research Hospital

  • 10/15/15

    "Small/RNA-Seq Data Processing and Analysis - Biocore"

    Hosted By: Manuel Garber, PhD, Bioinformatics Core 2015-2016 Seminar Series Kick-off, UMMS, Worcester
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, 6th Floor Conference Room AS6-2072, UMMS, Worcester
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Presented by Oliver Rando, MD, PhD, Rasim Barutcu, Imbalzano Lab, Alper Kucukural, PhD

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