Joint Research Office for Contracts (JROC)

The Joint Research Office for Contracts (JROC) supports faculty engaged in research university-wide, through a strategic partnership formed by the Office of Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR), its Office of Sponsored Research Services​ (OSRS), and the School of Medicine's Center ​for Clinical Studies​ (CCS). The mission of JROC is to provide high quality customer service to principal investigators, administrators, and sponsors for the purpose of obtaining and administering extramural funds in compliance with University and sponsor guidelines. JROC facilitates the timely execution of federal and foundation grants and contracts, industry supported research agreements, industry supported clinical trials, service agreements, and other research related agreements. The JROC also provides communication, education, ​and training on contracts and subagreements to the Washington University research community.

Melanie Roewe

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Joint Research Office for Contracts

  • Phone: 314-747-5390
  • Email:
  • Office: Joint Research Office for Contracts (JROC)

Gretchen Vaughn

Manager, Clinical Trial Agreements

Megan White

Manager, Industry & Federal Contracts

  • Phone: 314-747-5292
  • Email:
  • Office: Joint Research Office for Contracts (JROC)

To contact a member of JROC, please see the Joint Research Office for Contracts Organizational Chart​​. Our central email inbox is For outgoing subawards, please use​​​​​​​​​​.

JROC Staff

Organizational Chart

Melanie Roewe
Assistant Vice Chancellor for the Joint Research Office of Contracts

Gretchen Vaughn
​Manager, Clinical Trial Agreements

Megan White
​Manager, Industry & Federal Contracts

Neil Black
Contract Specialist

Brenda Chiu
Administrative Coordinator

Brant Feltner
Contract Specialist

CeCe Ging
Contract Specialist

​​​Matthew Grossmann 
Contract Specialist

Meryl Kossmeyer
Contract Specialist

Terry Krupp
Senior Contract Specialist

Chris Luzecky
​Contract Specialist

Courtney Maue
​Contracts Assistant

Nicole Minor

Colin Odell​
Industry Contract Manager

Mindi Rodden
Contract Specialist

Melissa Schonlau
Contract Specialist