Radiology Research Administration is committed to supporting the initiation and conduct of basic and clinical research within the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiology by fostering communication, providing access to research resources and offering guidance regarding funding, regulatory requirements and study management.

The Team

The Senior Administrative Research Specialists team facilitates the research efforts of the Radiology Researchers with the goal to provide high quality, reliable and timely research administration support by:

  • Serving as resources on grant application preparation and management
  • Assisting investigators prepare budgets and budget justifications
  • Assisting with the submission of applications
  • Obtaining appropriate institutional sign-off
  • Providing guidance and support for all aspects of pre-award policies and procedures
  • Working extensively with Partners Research Management units: Pre-Award, Post Award, Finance, Innovations, Clinical Trials Office
  • Ensuring that external funds are spent within research guidelines and in an appropriate manner
  • Assisting researchers in keeping track of contract deliverables
  • Conducting financial analyses, forecasting and projections for external funding
  • Analyzing cash flow to prevent deficit spending working with PIs to prevent projected over expenditures
  • Identifying and managing compliance risks
  • Managing salary distributions/effort for research personnel
  • Submitting invoicing to sponsors where appropriate
  • Regularly meeting with investigators


  • Thomas J. Brady, MD
    Vice Chair, Department of Radiology Research
    Phone: 617-726-8313 | Fax: 617-726-9414

    Dr. Brady is the Director of the Division of Cardiac Imaging and the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. He is co-leader of the CIMIT program on Cardiovascular Disease and serves as Laurence Lamson Robbins Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.
  • G. Scott Gazelle MD, MPH, PhD
    Associate Vice Chair for Research
    Phone: 617-726-4047 | Fax: 617-726-9414

    Dr. Gazelle directs the Institute for Technology Assessment, and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Program in Cancer Outcomes Research Training. He is Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health.

  • Joyce H. Ferland, MBA
    Administrative Director of Research Operations
    Phone: 617-643-2029 | Fax: 617-726-6808

    Joyce Ferland directs and oversees all operational aspects of the Research Administration Operations within the Radiology department including managing sundry funds. She functions as a resource for investigators and departmental administrators setting administrative direction (policies, procedures, systems, etc) leading the research aspects of the Department of Radiology. Joyce collaborates with physicians, scientists, and departmental leadership to continually direct a wide range of research issues including financial, personnel, operational and regulatory, facilities and systems issues, long-range planning and project development for the basic, clinical, and outcomes research programs of the Department and is responsible for the overall financial management of the Department’s research funding.

Senior Administrative Research Specialists

Jennifer Haas
Office: 617-726-1467

  • Administrative funds
  • Assists principal investigators and administrators with research personnel-related issues

Jeanette Guzman
Office: 617-724-1697
Supporting: Labs/Centers:

  • Neuroprotection Laboratory
  • Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging
  • All PI’s not associated with a lab or Clinical Division

Virginia Altomari
Office: 617-643-5412
Supporting: Clinical Units:

  • Abdominal Imaging


  • 3D Imaging

Lucille Lascuola
Office: 617-724-4299
Supporting / Clinical Units:

  • Breast Imaging
  • Emergency Imaging
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging & Intervention
  • Neurological Imaging
  • Neurological Interventional Radiology
  • Pediatric Imaging
  • Thoracic Imaging & Intervention