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

  • 12/06/16
    Seminar

    "Intestinal Factors that Influence Infection of Enteric Viruses"

    Hosted By: Microbiology and Physiological Systems (MaPS), UMMS
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Christopher M. Robinson, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX

    Pizza will be served following the seminar.


  • 12/07/16
    Seminar

    Cognitive Function Across Self-Identified Ethno-Racial Groups: The Role of Discrimination, Allostatic Load, and Health Behaviors"

    Hosted By: Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS
    Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS9-2072, UMMS
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Sarah Forrester, PhD, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Mental Health

    Lunch will be served - RSVP to Kelley Baron


  • 12/07/16
    Education / Training, Human Research, IRB Training

    "Everything you wanted to know about Research and Privacy and were afraid to ask"

    Hosted By: UMass Clinical Research and IRB Offices, Allison Blodgett, PhD, CIP
    Location: Amphitheater I, S2-102, UMMS
    8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mark your calendars! Join us for the new HIPAA and Research Series with joint presentations from the Privacy Officers, IRB and IT.

    Sign up for one session or all sessions.


  • 12/08/16
    Seminar

    "PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): A Group Randomized Trial" (Byatt) "Implementation of Mobile Technology in an Adolescent Weight Center" (Green), "iSense: Wearable Biosensors to Evaluate the Evolution of Opioid Tolerance" (Carreiro) PiPSS Seminar

    Hosted By: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science, UMMS
    Location: AS7-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Please join us for the new Projects in Process Seminar (PiPSS) designed to give trainees the opporunity to present their work in a forum of peers and faculty with the goal of ensuring the continuous professional feedback and cross-fertilization that is required for excellence in research.

    Presented by, Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, FAPM, Jonathan Green, MD, and Stephanie Carreiro, MD, UMMS

    For those of you who are off-campus and would like to participate in the PiPSS Seminar, please log-in to the GoToWebinar link provided below.  We strongly encourage on-campus attendance.


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