Administrative services

Massey’s administrative team comprises experts across human resources, information technology, financial management, facilities management, research development support, and communications and public relations. Explore Massey's comprehensive administrative services below.

The general administration and project management team provides administrative and project management support for Massey's director, deputy director, senior leaders and research members.

For scheduling, administrative support, and any other questions directly related to the Center Director, please contact the administrative team at

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VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center’s human resources team supports all Massey employees in their professional and personal life through the administration of benefits, compensation, talent acquisition, workforce development and performance management.

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The information technology (IT) team provides a wide range of IT assistance for those residing within the Goodwin Research Laboratory and Massey building, including Windows and Macintosh desktop support services and troubleshooting, network configuration, equipment installations and upgrades, equipment-lifecycle management recommendations and purchasing consultation.

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If you are having trouble submitting a ticket, or if it is a time-sensitive emergency, then please email us at

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The systems development and data analytics group provides assistance to research members and other divisions within Massey. Our team is tasked with developing, implementing and maintaining systems that supports decision-making, enhance efficiency and optimize overall operations.

Our team supports the following requests:

  • Applications development
  • Honest broker services
  • Dataset and report development, including basic analysis
  • Clinical trials reporting
  • Data integration
  • Feasibility assessment
  • Cohort builder/identification
  • Electronic data capture and management support

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Financial services include the development, implementation and monitoring of financial plans that support Massey’s strategic initiatives and operational priorities, as well as management of the center’s operational budget, accounting, financial reporting, payroll, billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable and financial compliance functions.

Order requests & promotional items

All requests for purchase orders, invoices for payments, honoraria, stipends, independent contractors (ICA), p-card, etc. should be submitted via the form below for review and processing. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Danielle Randolph at

Promotional items, or SWAG, are now purchased centrally through Massey’s finance team to ensure oversight of ordering and inventory management. Orders will be placed quarterly, with special orders as needed. FY24 order dates include:

  • October 6, 2023
  • January 5, 2024
  • April 5, 2024

Submit a purchase or order request

Labor distributions

Any requests for labor changes or modifications affecting a Massey index are to be submitted online via the form below.

Submit a labor distribution request

Budget requests

Any requests for budget changes or increases should be submitted online via the form below. Questions should be directed to Kelly McKay at

Submit a budget request

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The space management and facilities team provides and maintains the physical space and equipment supporting Massey research members and administrative staff. Our services range from ordering and stocking office and hardware supplies, furniture and medical gasses to maintaining fleet and facilities, providing building access and receiving and distributing mail and shipped goods.

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Massey’s Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) administrative team supports all CCSG-related activities including management of pre- and post-awards, shared resources, research membership, research programs and cancer research training and education initiatives.

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The Office of Research Development supports members in the development of cancer-focused manuscripts and grant proposals from conceptualization to the final submission. Team science and intra-programmatic, multi-PI projects are highly encouraged. The level of assistance provided during the development process varies based on the complexity of the project and the experience of the investigator(s), and the need for a team approach to develop the proposal.

Support is dependent upon staff availability and priority status. Priority is given to team science grant proposals and proposals in direct alignment with MCC’s strategic plan and research program aims.

Please submit your proposal support request according to the following time frames:

  • Research Grant Proposals (e.g., R01, R21, F31, Supplement, Foundation)
    • At least four weeks prior to the submission deadline without subcontracts
    • At least six weeks if the submission requires subcontract(s)
  • Multi-Component/Multi-Institutional Grant Proposals (e.g., U54, U01, P01, P20)
    • At least sixteen weeks prior to the deadline for team science and/or multi-component/institution submissions
  • Training Grants (e.g., K12, T32)
    • At least sixteen weeks prior to the deadline
    • At least twelve weeks prior to the deadline without Data Table support
  • Manuscripts
    • At least four weeks prior to targeted submission date

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Massey's Office of Cancer Research Education & Training supports the center's innovative pathway programs for students and trainees at all levels — from high school to junior faculty and early-stage investigators.

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  • Rosuany (Rose) Vélez Acevedo, Ph.D.
    Project manager of team science research
    (804) 828-9657
  • Caroline Blair
    Cancer research training and education coordinator
  • Shania Smaw
    Cancer research training and education coordinator

The public relations and marketing communications team develops and executes integrated internal and external mass communications to grow and protect VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center's brand, support the cancer center's research, education and clinical goals and maximize philanthropic support by communicating Massey’s impact. Explore all Massey-related news and media services at the Massey News Center.

For media requests and communications support, please contact us at

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