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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

  • 09/26/16

    POSTPONED to NOVEMBER - WPI & UMMS Collaborative Seed Funding Grant Program Awardee Presentation & Reception

    Hosted By: Worcester Polytechnic Institute and UMass Medical School
    Location: WPI, Gateway Park, 60 Prescott Street, Life Sciences and Bioengineering Building, Worcester
    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    PLEASE NOTE: This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled in November.

    Please join faculty from both institutions as we gather for a presentation from the awardees of the Collaboration Seed Funding Grant. This initiative was developed to establish research partnerships between our institutions with a long-term view of diversifying our combined research funding portfolio, expanding student training and enhancing the impact of our discoveries.

    Reception to follow.  Refreshments will be served.

    Please contact Theona Scola for additional information.

  • 09/28/16

    Interop IT 2016 UMMS IT Conference & Expo

    Hosted By: UMMS Information Technology
    Location: UMass Medical School Main Lobby and Faculty Conference Room
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Join us for the 3rd Annual Interop IT! See how technology and people are transforming health IT to impact healthcare by ensuring greater efficiency, coordination, and improved care!

  • 09/28/16

    "HSC Independent Lymphopoiesis in the Mouse Embryo"

    Hosted By: Joonsoo Kang, PhD, Department of Pathology, UMMS
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS9-2072, UMMS
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Presented by, Momoko Yoshimoto, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, The Brown Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston

  • 09/29/16
    Education / Training, Human Research

    Clinical Research Professionals Group Meeting

    Hosted By: UMMS Human Research Protection Education Program
    Location: Lazare Auditorium S1-607, UMMS
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    The Clinical Research Professionals Group consists of clinical research staff throughout the University of MA Medical School, including Principal Investigators, Study Coordinators, Research Nurses, Administrators, and others. All research staff are invited to be part of the CRPG regardless of their role or background in clinical research.

    If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please RSVP

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