Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Research administration


The mission of the Office of Research Administration is to support VCU Massey Cancer Center research members in obtaining, managing and reporting funding. We provide pre-award assistance, proposal development, post-award administration, research budgeting and accounting services; manage research membership and maintain membership records; develop research protocols; prepare scientific manuscripts; and oversee shared resources.

Office of Research Administration

Massey Cancer Center - ground floor

Robert H. Houlihan,  D.H.A., F.A.C.H.E., C.C.R.P., C.R.A.
Senior director of research administration
(804) 628-2685


Basic Research Administration

  • Jennifer V. Matthews, C.R.A
    Senior research administrator
    (804) 628-1816


Clinical Research Administration

  • Justin Pierce
    Clinical trials billing and compliance specialist
    (804) 628-5953

  • Luiza Bretas, MS, MHA
    Clinical trials budget and contract coordinator


Center Grants Administration


Scientific Writers

  • Sara Conine, Ph.D.
    Scientific writing coordinator
    (804) 628-0317