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.

  • 06/27/16
    Seminar

    "The SMURF-2-YY1-C-MYC Axis in the Germinal Center Reaction and Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma"

    Hosted By: Hong Zhang, PhD, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UMMS
    Location: S6-310, Cell Development Bio Seminar Room, Medical School, University
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Presented by, Sally Elizabeth Trabucco, Cell Biology Program, UMMS


  • 06/27/16
    Seminar

    "Patient-Centered Health Services Research: Taking Account of Patient Perceptions of Care"

    Hosted By: Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Quantitative Methods Core, UMMS
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th floor conference room AS9-2072, UMMS
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Douglas W. Roblin, PhD, Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, Georgia State University.

    Lunch will be provided, please RSVP Maureen Schulz


  • 06/28/16
    Grand Rounds

    CANCELED - Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    Hosted By: Department of Medicine, Divisions of Diabetes and Endocrinology and The Diabetes Center of Excellence, UMMS
    Location: Lazare Research Building, 2nd floor 203, UMMS
    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

  • 06/30/16
    Lecture

    "Epigenomic approaches to adipose tissue biology"

    Hosted By: Michael Czech, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS
    Location: Biotech II, 3rd Floor Seminar Room, 373 Plantation Street, UMMS
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Program in Molecular Medicine Distinguished Lecture

    Presented by, Evan Rosen, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School


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