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

  • 02/15/16

    HOLIDAY - President's Day

    8:00 am

  • 02/16/16

    "Steps in Eating a Good Apoptotic Meal: Relevance to Health and Disease"

    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, Kodi S. Ravichandran, PhD, Harrison Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Cancer Biology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

    Pizza will be served following the seminar.

  • 02/17/16

    "Ensemble cryo-EM reveals structural dynamics of the ribosome in cellular stresses"

    Hosted By: Roger Craig, George Witman & The Office of Sponsored Programs and the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, UMMS
    Location: Hiatt Auditorium, S1-608, UMass Medical School, Worcester
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Presented by, Andrei Korostelev, PhD, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, RNA Therapeutics Institute, UMMS

    For more information call (508) 856-2474

  • 02/17/16
    Education / Training

    "Discussion of trainees grants" R-Club Session

    Hosted By: Program Leaders: Beth McCormick, PhD and Robert Goldberg, PhD - UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and UMMS Office of Research
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th Floor Conference Room AS9.2072, UMMS Worcester
    4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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