Our Mission

The VCU School of Medicine’s Office of Research Administration provides leadership and expertise in developing and maintaining effective administrative and financial management infrastructure in support of research within the School by working as a strategic partner with faculty, departments, university, and health system offices.

How We Can Help

The Office of Research Administration partners with School of Medicine departments, centers and institutes to establish efficient and effective administrative operations

The Office of Research Administration (SOMRA) partners with faculty, departments, university, and health system offices to ensure sound administrative and financial management of research.  SOMRA provides oversight for the financial and administrative management of research conducted in SOM departments, centers, and institutes.  The office develops and maintains school-level standard operating procedures and expectations and provides training to facilitate compliance with Federal, State, University and sponsor policies.  SOMRA provides central teams to support clinical research administrative activation and financial management, as well as partners with departments, centers, and institutes to provide pre and post award research administration and business operations support services.

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The School of Medicine Office of Research Administration is located in Sanger Hall, suite 1-043, and in the VCU Health Sciences Annex, 1st Floor.

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Staff

Tricia Gibson, MS, CRA, CCRP

Tricia Gibson, MS, CRA, CCRP

Assistant Dean, Research Administration

Tricia Gibson, MS, CRA, CCRP

Tricia Gibson, MS, CRA, CCRP

Assistant Dean, Research Administration

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 828-9275

Fax: (804) 828-7628

Email: tricia.gibson@vcuhealth.org

Candice Weber, MA, CRA

Candice Weber, MA, CRA

Assoc. Dir. for Research Administration & Training

Candice Weber, MA, CRA

Candice Weber, MA, CRA

Assoc. Dir. for Research Administration & Training

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 628-0065

Email: Candice.Weber@vcuhealth.org

Elham Almousa

Elham Almousa

Mgr of Clinical Research Administration

Elham Almousa

Elham Almousa

Mgr of Clinical Research Administration

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 827-3913

Email: elham.almousa@vcuhealth.org

Jason Elswick

Jason Elswick

Clinical Research Activation

Jason Elswick

Jason Elswick

Clinical Research Activation

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 828-1902

Email: Jason.Elswick@vcuhealth.org

Kim Sholley

Kim Sholley

Research Administrator

Kim Sholley

Kim Sholley

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Kate Leonard, MA, CRA

Kate Leonard, MA, CRA

Assistant Director for Research Administration

Kate Leonard, MA, CRA

Kate Leonard, MA, CRA

Assistant Director for Research Administration

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 628-1088

Email: kathryn.leonard@vcuhealth.org

Letitia Rivers, CCRP, OnCore Certified

Letitia Rivers, CCRP, OnCore Certified

Research Administrator

Letitia Rivers, CCRP, OnCore Certified

Letitia Rivers, CCRP, OnCore Certified

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 628-3272

Email: letitia.rivers@vcuhealth.org

John Thrift

John Thrift

Manager, Clinical Research Activation

John Thrift

John Thrift

Manager, Clinical Research Activation

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 628-4769

Email: john.thrift@vcuhealth.org

Julie Tremblay

Julie Tremblay

Research Administrator

Julie Tremblay

Julie Tremblay

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 828-5937

Email: julie.tremblay@vcuhealth.org

Jacob Shaw

Jacob Shaw

Research Administrator

Jacob Shaw

Jacob Shaw

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Audrey Horner

Audrey Horner

Research Administrator

Audrey Horner

Audrey Horner

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Maecy Richmond, MBA

Maecy Richmond, MBA

Research Administrator Team Lead

Maecy Richmond, MBA

Maecy Richmond, MBA

Research Administrator Team Lead

Office of Research Administration

Phone: 827-7402

Email: maecy.richmond.vcuhealth.org

Michael Sharma

Michael Sharma

Clinical Research Budget Analyst

Michael Sharma

Michael Sharma

Clinical Research Budget Analyst

Office of Research Administration

Michael Cammack

Michael Cammack

Clinical Research Budget Analyst

Michael Cammack

Michael Cammack

Clinical Research Budget Analyst

Office of Research Administration

LaShaunda Jones

LaShaunda Jones

Clinical Research Budget Analyst

LaShaunda Jones

LaShaunda Jones

Clinical Research Budget Analyst

Office of Research Administration

Lili Xayachak

Lili Xayachak

CT Finance Analyst

Lili Xayachak

Lili Xayachak

CT Finance Analyst

Office of Research Administration

Travis Brown

Travis Brown

CT Finance Analyst

Travis Brown

Travis Brown

CT Finance Analyst

Office of Research Administration

Lori Pfister

Lori Pfister

Manager, Business Operations

Lori Pfister

Lori Pfister

Manager, Business Operations

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 828-8317

Email: lori.pfister@vcuhealth.org

Alexander Josephs

Alexander Josephs

Financial Specialist

Alexander Josephs

Alexander Josephs

Financial Specialist

Office of Research Administration

Emma Robinson

Emma Robinson

Financial Specialist

Emma Robinson

Emma Robinson

Financial Specialist

Office of Research Administration

Aaron Taylor

Aaron Taylor

CT Finance Analyst

Aaron Taylor

Aaron Taylor

CT Finance Analyst

Office of Research Administration

Kati Scharles, CRA

Kati Scharles, CRA

Research Administrator Team Lead

Kati Scharles, CRA

Kati Scharles, CRA

Research Administrator Team Lead

Office of Research Administration

Phone: 804-827-0469

Email: kati.scharles@vcuhealth.org

John Richter

John Richter

Research Administrator

John Richter

John Richter

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Tiffany Washington

Tiffany Washington

Research Administrator

Tiffany Washington

Tiffany Washington

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Mia Johnson-Berro

Mia Johnson-Berro

Research Administrator

Mia Johnson-Berro

Mia Johnson-Berro

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Christopher Redford, MBA

Christopher Redford, MBA

Research Administrator

Christopher Redford, MBA

Christopher Redford, MBA

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Amari Easter

Amari Easter

Research Administrator

Amari Easter

Amari Easter

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Nicole Nielsen, MEd

Nicole Nielsen, MEd

Research Administrator

Nicole Nielsen, MEd

Nicole Nielsen, MEd

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Celia Cifuentes

Celia Cifuentes

Research Administrator

Celia Cifuentes

Celia Cifuentes

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Tina Rust

Tina Rust

HR Assistant/Student Data Coordinator

Tina Rust

Tina Rust

HR Assistant/Student Data Coordinator

Office of Research Administration

Ryan Reikowsky, MA, MPH

Ryan Reikowsky, MA, MPH

Senior Research Administrator

Ryan Reikowsky, MA, MPH

Ryan Reikowsky, MA, MPH

Senior Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Phone: 827-1704

Email: ryan.reikowsky@vcuhealth.org

Abbie Sanabria

Abbie Sanabria

Research Administrator - Team Lead

Abbie Sanabria

Abbie Sanabria

Research Administrator - Team Lead

Office of Research Administration

Email: abbie.sanabria@vcuhealth.org