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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.

More Publications

  • 12/01/15

    "Probing the effects of Pol II pausing on chromatin structures and RNA processing"

    Hosted By: Roger Davis, PhD, FRS, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS
    Location: Biotech II, 3rd Floor Seminar Room, UMMS, Worcester
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Presented by, Karen Adelman, PhD, Principal Investigator, Transcriptional Responses to the Environment Group, Epigenetics & Stem Cell Laboratory, NIEHS, NIH

  • 12/01/15

    "Overview of Primary Financing Structures"

    Hosted By: Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2), Lowell, MA
    Location: M2D2, 110 Canal Street, 4th Floor, Lowell, MA 01852
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Kristin A. Gerber, Associate, Mintz Levin, presenting the pros and cons of Preferred Stock Financing, Convertible Debt Financing, "Series Seed" Preferred Stock Financing, Simple Agreement for Future Equity, and Venture Debt.

  • 12/01/15

    "Genome-wide Approaches to Understanding Macrophage Development and Function"

    Hosted By: Vladimir Litvak, PhD, Microbiology and Physiological Systems (MaPS), UMMS
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, 8th floor conference room AS8-2072, UMMS, Worcester
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Christopher K. Glass, MD, PhD, Professor of Cellular & Molecular Medicine; Professor of Medicine; Ben and Wanda Hildyard Chair in Hereditary Diseases, University of California, San Diego, Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA

    Pizza will be served following the seminar.

  • 12/02/15

    "IRB Review of mHealth Research: Best Practices and Future Challenges"

    Hosted By: Human Research Protection Program, UMMS
    Location: Central viewing webinar - Ambulatory Care Center, 7th Floor, UMMS, Worcester
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    You are invited to attend the central viewing webinar presented by PRIM&R on mobile health (mHealth) technologies.

    Please read an overview and objectives for the webinar by clicking here.

    Please REGISTER for this local broadcast to be held at UMMS.

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