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Research Administration

VCU School of Medicine research administration

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

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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.

Learn more about:

Proposal Submission and Award Management.
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Proposal Submission and Award Management

Learn about preparing and submitting proposals to fund your research, managing research awards, and getting help with any of the above.

Activating and Managing Clinical Research.
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Activating and Managing Clinical Research

Learn about centralized administrative support for activating and managing clinical research in the School of Medicine.

Business Operations Support Services.
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Business Operations Support Services

Information coming soon

Management Expectations in SOM.
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Management Expectations in SOM

Learn about the management expectations for sponsored research in the School of Medicine, including PI roles and responsibilities, links to policy and guidance documents, training, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contacts

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

Need guidance on obtaining review and signature from the SOM Office of Research Administration? Review our guide to gathering signatures. 

Staff

Tricia Gibson, MS, CRA, CCRP [View Image]

Tricia Gibson, MS, CRA, CCRP

Executive Director for Research Administration

Tricia Gibson, MS, CRA, CCRP [View Image]

Tricia Gibson, MS, CRA, CCRP

Executive Director for Research Administration

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 828-9275

Fax: (804) 828-7628

Email: tricia.gibson@vcuhealth.org

Cindy Naret [View Image]

Cindy Naret

Assoc. Dir. for Clinical Research Admin. & Ops.

Cindy Naret [View Image]

Cindy Naret

Assoc. Dir. for Clinical Research Admin. & Ops.

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 628-3010

Email: cindy.naret@vcuhealth.org

Margaret Phillips, MBA, CRA, CCRP [View Image]

Margaret Phillips, MBA, CRA, CCRP

Associate Director for Business Operations

Margaret Phillips, MBA, CRA, CCRP [View Image]

Margaret Phillips, MBA, CRA, CCRP

Associate Director for Business Operations

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 628-6285

Email: Margaret.Phillips@vcuhealth.org

Candice Weber, MA, CRA [View Image]

Candice Weber, MA, CRA

Assoc. Dir. for Research Administration & Training

Candice Weber, MA, CRA [View Image]

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 [View Image]

Elham Almousa

Mgr of Clinical Research Administration

Elham Almousa [View Image]

Elham Almousa

Mgr of Clinical Research Administration

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 827-3913

Email: elham.almousa@vcuhealth.org

Terrence Banks [View Image]

Terrence Banks

Clinical Research Budget Analyst

Terrence Banks [View Image]

Terrence Banks

Clinical Research Budget Analyst

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 628-5989

Email: Terrence.Banks@vcuhealth.org

Katie Cappuccio [View Image]

Katie Cappuccio

Fiscal & Admin Coordinator

Katie Cappuccio [View Image]

Katie Cappuccio

Fiscal & Admin Coordinator

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 827-0518

Email: Katherine.Cappucio@vcuhealth.org

Jason Elswick [View Image]

Jason Elswick

Clinical Research Activation

Jason Elswick [View Image]

Jason Elswick

Clinical Research Activation

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 828-1902

Email: Jason.Elswick@vcuhealth.org

Angela Hernandez [View Image]

Angela Hernandez

CT Financial Analyst

Angela Hernandez [View Image]

Angela Hernandez

CT Financial Analyst

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 628-3441

Email: Angela.Hernandez-Guerrero@vcuhealth.org

Cindy Kinney, MBA, CRA [View Image]

Cindy Kinney, MBA, CRA

Senior Research Administrator

Cindy Kinney, MBA, CRA [View Image]

Cindy Kinney, MBA, CRA

Senior Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 628-4513

Email: cindy.kinney@vcuhealth.org

Kate Leonard, MA, CRA [View Image]

Kate Leonard, MA, CRA

Research Administrator

Kate Leonard, MA, CRA [View Image]

Kate Leonard, MA, CRA

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 628-1088

Email: kathryn.leonard@vcuhealth.org

Kaye Mangus, MBA, CRA [View Image]

Kaye Mangus, MBA, CRA

Research Administrator

Kaye Mangus, MBA, CRA [View Image]

Kaye Mangus, MBA, CRA

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 628-4159

Email: kaye.mangus@vcuhealth.org

Letitia Rivers, CCRP, OnCore Certified [View Image]

Letitia Rivers, CCRP, OnCore Certified

Protocol and Regulatory Coordinator

Letitia Rivers, CCRP, OnCore Certified [View Image]

Letitia Rivers, CCRP, OnCore Certified

Protocol and Regulatory Coordinator

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 628-3272

Email: letitia.rivers@vcuhealth.org

John Thrift [View Image]

John Thrift

Senior Clinical Research Analyst

John Thrift [View Image]

John Thrift

Senior Clinical Research Analyst

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 628-4769

Email: john.thrift@vcuhealth.org

Julie Tremblay [View Image]

Julie Tremblay

Research Administrator

Julie Tremblay [View Image]

Julie Tremblay

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 828-5937

Email: julie.tremblay@vcuhealth.org

Chris Tiller [View Image]

Chris Tiller

Research Administrator

Chris Tiller [View Image]

Chris Tiller

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Email: chris.tiller@vcuhealth.org

Scarlett Christiansen [View Image]

Scarlett Christiansen

Research Administrator

Scarlett Christiansen [View Image]

Scarlett Christiansen

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Email: scarlett.christiansen@vcuhealth.org

John Turner [View Image]

John Turner

Clinical Research Budget Analyst

John Turner [View Image]

John Turner

Clinical Research Budget Analyst

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 628-4856

Email: john.L.turner@vcuhealth.org

Liana Fino [View Image]

Liana Fino

Research Administrator

Liana Fino [View Image]

Liana Fino

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Phone: 804-628-0847

Email: liana.fino@vcuhealth.org

Soraya Moye [View Image]

Soraya Moye

Financial Analyst

Soraya Moye [View Image]

Soraya Moye

Financial Analyst

Office of Research Administration

Email: soraya.moye@vcuhealth.org

Lori Pfister [View Image]

Lori Pfister

Manager, Business Operations

Lori Pfister [View Image]

Lori Pfister

Manager, Business Operations

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 828-8317

Email: lori.pfister@vcuhealth.org

Bennett Newman [View Image]

Bennett Newman

Financial Analyst

Bennett Newman [View Image]

Bennett Newman

Financial Analyst

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 628-4580

Email: bennett.newman@vcuhealth.org

Kati Scharles [View Image]

Kati Scharles

Research Administrator

Kati Scharles [View Image]

Kati Scharles

Research Administrator

Office of Research Administration

Phone: 804-827-0469

Email: kati.scharles@vcuhealth.org

Denise Slazinik [View Image]

Denise Slazinik

Graduate Student Coordinator

Denise Slazinik [View Image]

Denise Slazinik

Graduate Student Coordinator

Office of Research Administration

Phone: (804) 628-9350

Email: denise.slazinik

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