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.

  • 02/24/17
    Grand Rounds

    The Impact of Teamwork on the Patient Experience from our Next Generation of Caregivers

    Hosted By: UMass Memorial, Schwartz Center Rounds
    Location: Faculty Conference Room S1-342, UMMS
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Lunch will be provided.  Pre-registration is not required.


  • 02/27/17
    Seminar

    "Distribution, dynamics and functions of modified ribonucleotides"

    Hosted By: RNA Therapeutics Institute, UMMS
    Location: AS4-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

  • 02/28/17
    Education / Training

    Pathway to Independence (PI) Working Group

    Hosted By: Program Leaders: Robert Goldberg, PhD and Beth McCormick, PhD and the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and UMMS Office of Research
    Location: AS8-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
    4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

  • 02/28/17
    Seminar

    "RNA epitranscriptome in health and disease"

    Hosted By: RNA Therapeutic Institute, UMMS
    Location: AS4-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

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