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

  • 10/04/16

    cryoEM Facility Grand Opening and Symposium

    Hosted By: Chen Xu, PhD, Director, cryoEM
    Location: Albert Sherman Center Auditorium (2nd floor), UMMS (symposium)
    11:30 am - 6:00 pm

    You are invited to attend the cryoEM Facility Grand Opening and events.  Registration will be opening soon (stay tuned)!

    11:30 am-12:00 pm - Ribbon Cutting and cryoEM Facility Tour

    12:00-1:00 pm - Lunch

    1:00-4:30 pm - Symposium

    4:30-6:00 pm - Reception

    For more information contact: Office of Research 508-856-1572

  • 10/04/16

    Following Single mRNAs in Living Cells

    Hosted By: Michael R. Green, MD, PhD, Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
    Location: Lazare Research Building, 5th floor-516, UMMS
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Presented by, Robert H. Singer, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Janelia Research Campus of the HHMI

  • 10/05/16

    Diabetes Innovation Challenge Semi-Finals

    Hosted By: Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) and T1D Exchange
    Location: UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Diabetes Innovation Challenge seeks to find transformational advancements in diabetes. M2D2, in partnership with T1D Exchange, a non-profit focused on accelerating innovations that improve outcomes in type 1 diabetes, present the first Diabetes Innovation Challenge. This exciting multi-staged event is an opportunity to identify, support, and incubate transformational innovations in types 1 and 2 diabetes.

    RSVP now and see 34 semi-finalists present innovative projects!

    Projects include exciting innovations in the areas of diagnostics, therapies, devices and technologies. Semi-finalists will present at one of two events (Sept. 29 and Oct. 5) focused on either early-stage projects or pre-clinical/translational projects.

  • 10/05/16
    Education / Training

    Informational Meeting on the Mentored Career Development (KL2) Training Program

    Hosted By: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072
    8:00 am - 9:00 am

    A major goal of the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) is to develop and support the next generation of leaders in clinical and translational research. Success in today's complex and competitive environment requires training that is truly transdisciplinary in nature, encompassing the full-spectrum of translational research from first-in-human studies to implementation science with additional continuous feedback to basic science research.

    Training of investigators who will make a career of innovative, hypothesis-driven clinical and translational research is a top priority, and the Mentored Career Development (KL2) Training Program is designed to address this need. The KL2 Training Program will combine coursework, seminars, and mentored research.

    Interested applicants are invited to attend an informational meeting which will clarify expectations for the fellowship and answer questions.

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