Joint Research Office for Contracts (JROC)

The mission of JROC is to provide high quality customer service to principal investigators, administrators, and sponsors by drafting, reviewing, negotiating and signing research-related agreements on a university-wide basis. JROC facilitates the timely execution of federal and foundation subawards and contracts, industry-supported research agreements, industry supported clinical trials, data transfers, service agreements, and other research-related agreements. JROC ensures terms are consistent with university policies, applicable law and agency guidelines, and provides guidance and advises faculty regarding potential obligations under these agreements. JROC also provides communication, education, and training on contracts and subagreements to the Washington University research community.

Melanie Roewe

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development & Contracts

  • Phone: 314-747-5390
  • Email: roewem@wustl.edu
  • Office: Joint Research Office for Contracts (JROC)

Gretchen Vaughn

Manager, Clinical Trial Agreements

Megan White

Director, Research Contracts

  • Phone: 314-747-5292
  • Email: mmwhite@wustl.edu
  • 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 researchcontracts@wusm.wustl.edu. For outgoing subawards, please use wucontracts@wumail.wustl.edu​​​​​​​​​​.

JROC Staff

Organizational Chart

Melanie Roewe
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development & Contracts
314-747-5390

Gretchen Vaughn
​Manager, Clinical Trial Agreements
​314-747-5293

Megan White
Director, Research Contracts
​314-747-5292

Neil Black
Contract Specialist
314-747-5392

Irina Brinkley
Administrative Coordinator
314-747-5295

Kelly Childress
​Contracts Assistant
​314-747-5393

Brenda Chiu
Contract Specialist
314-747-5296

​​​Matthew Grossmann 
Contract Specialist
​​314-747-5389

Meryl Kossmeyer
Contract Specialist
​314-747-5394

Terry Krupp
Senior Contract Specialist
​314-747-5387

Aubrey Mann
​Contract Specialist
​314-747-5503

Colin Odell​
Industry Contract Manager
314-747-5309​

Mindi Rodden
Contract Specialist
314-747-5298​

Melissa Schonlau
Contract Specialist
314-747-5297

Jennifer Strosahl
​Contract Specialist
​314-747-6157

Vacant
Secretary