Thomas Berkhoudt, MBA

  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Grants and Awards, Health Sciences

Thomas Berkhoudt, MBA, is associate vice chancellor for grants and awards, health sciences. He is responsible for overseeing key functions of the Research Administration Office in developing and implementing research administration goals and priorities. The office manages preaward and postaward research administration activities, recharge centers, management of research data systems and research administration training activities.

Mr. Berkhoudt joined Pitt in 2019 after working at UPMC as the director of the Office of Grants and Contracts in the Department of Psychiatry. He helped develop the Committee of Research Administrators at Pitt and was the inaugural president during the first two years of implementation. He started his career at the University of Rochester and then worked at the Rochester Institute of Technology before coming to Pitt.

Mr. Berkhoudt received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Alfred University, earned a master’s of business administration from the University of Rochester and passed the Certified Research Administrators exam in 2012.