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

  • 05/03/16

    UMMS Class Oath Ceremony, Reception

    Hosted By: University Events, UMass Medical School
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, 1st floor Multi-Purpose Rooms
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Celebrate the Class of 2018's transition into clinical learning!

  • 05/03/16

    "Worms and Lessons Learned: An Unexpected Bifurcation in Type-2 Immunity"

    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, Lee Reinhardt, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, Duke University, Durham, NC

    Pizza will be served following the seminar.

  • 05/05/16
    Education / Training

    K-Club Meeting

    Hosted By: Drs. Doug Ziedonis and Sherry Pagoto
    Location: Goff Video Conference Room S2-307C, UMMS, Worcester campus
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

  • 05/05/16

    MassTERi Education Seminar "Assay Development: Not Just Another Experiment"

    Hosted By: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the Office of Innovation and Business Development, UMMS
    Location: Faculty Conference Room S1-342, 1st floor Medical School Lobby Entrance, UMass Medical School, Worcester
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Presented by, Richard Wobbe, PhD.  Dr. Wobbe's pharma experience includes Scriptgen, Anadys Pharmaceuticals, ArQule, XTL Biopharmaceuticals

    Assay development and data are at the heart of pharmaceutical drug development.  Many properties have to be present in a molecule for the molecule to become a drug and each of those properties is defined by an assay.  Developing and running pharmaceutical development assays are not like running experiments in a typical research laboratory.  This lecture will describe the art and science of assay development.  The speaker will share some concrete examples of assay development and the rationale behind the selection criteria.

    Please join us for this informative and educational lecture.  This event will be a great opportunity for networking and collaboration!  Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

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