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.

More Publications

  • 10/26/16

    Annual Assistive Technology Expo

    Hosted By: Diversity & Inclusion Office, UMMS and CEOD-Disabilities Sub-Committee
    Location: S1-Lobby-Medical School Lobby, UMMS
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Assistive Technology Expo Event focuses on technologies addressing the needs of patients experiencing chronic or temporary disabilities/impairments. All UMMS and UMMHC community members are invited - including doctors, nurses, students and patient families - to join us to learn about the technologies that are available for their patients.

  • 10/26/16

    UNM 2016 Mentoring Conference

    Hosted By: UNM Mentoring Institute
    Location: UNM Mentoring Institute, 1716 Las Lomas Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    This year's conference theme is Developmental Networks: The Power of Mentoring and Coaching. We seek to facilitate discourse on the effectiveness of developmental networks, and the impact of mentoring and coaching relationships in educational and workplace settings.

  • 10/27/16

    "Measuring the Quality of Communication with Patients: How Do We Know What 'Quality' Is?"

    Hosted By: Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Health Informatics and Implementation Science Division, UMMS
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS9-2072, UMMS
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and she holds a joint appointment in health behavior and society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Core Faculty, Berman Bioethics Institute

    Lunch provided - please RSVP to Carla McDonald

  • 10/27/16

    "Open Access Policy 2.0: A Forum"

    Hosted By: UMMS Lamar Soutter Library
    Location: S1-342 Faculty Conference Room, UMMS
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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