Delivering high-quality, advanced web and application development services to support VCU & School of Medicine departments, centers and programs.

Specialty Areas:

Associated Fees

As a part of the SOMTech commitment to excellence, applications development and support is provided free of charge for most SOM curriculum-related projects.

  • Fee-For-Service

    For non-curriculum projects, please contact the Office of the Assistant Dean for a quote and to discuss the project details.


Academic Information Systems (AIS)

Core application solutions to support the educational instruction, assessment, and program evaluation needs of the School of Medicine curriculum.

The Academic Information Systems (AIS) team enhances undergraduate medical education (UME) in the School of Medicine by designing, developing, and supporting robust custom and adapted information technology solutions, and reporting on the data these systems generate. Our systems facilitate the full spectrum of school activities, including admissions, instruction, assessment, communication, and program evaluation for preclinical, clinical, and elective experiences.

Joel Browning

Joel Browning

Director, Academic Information Systems

Joel Browning

Joel Browning

Director, Academic Information Systems

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 828-0189

Email: joel.browning@vcuhealth.org

Chris Stephens

Chris Stephens

Senior Applications & Data Analyst

Chris Stephens

Chris Stephens

Senior Applications & Data Analyst

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 828-3917

Email: chris.stephens@vcuhealth.org

John Priestley

John Priestley

Applications & Data Analyst

John Priestley

John Priestley

Applications & Data Analyst

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 828-3919

Email: john.priestley@vcuhealth.org

Brieanne Dubinsky

Brieanne Dubinsky

Business Analyst

Brieanne Dubinsky

Brieanne Dubinsky

Business Analyst

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 828-3997

Email: brieanne.dubinsky@vcuhealth.org

Business Intelligence Systems (BIS)

Solutions for measuring and analyzing complex academic, administrative, business and financial data for insights and strategic planning.

The Business Intelligence Systems (BIS) team enables the transformation of complex academic, administrative, business and financial data into actionable intelligence to improve strategic decision making for the University, School of Medicine, MCV Physicians, and Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences. The team manages integrations with all major VCU and VCUHeath Enterprise systems and data warehouses. Its core mission is to deliver mission-critical data, quality analytical/visualization tools, and high-value recommendations that better inform leadership in the clinical, academic, research, and administrative missions. 

Bhavesh Patel

Bhavesh Patel

Director, Business Intelligence Systems

Bhavesh Patel

Bhavesh Patel

Director, Business Intelligence Systems

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 828-3390

Email: bhavesh.patel@vcuhealth.org

Andrew Leisure

Andrew Leisure

Senior Applications and Data Analyst

Andrew Leisure

Andrew Leisure

Senior Applications and Data Analyst

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 628-4884

Email: andrew.leisure@vcuhealth.org

Melvin Denwiddie

Melvin Denwiddie

Applications & Data Analyst

Melvin Denwiddie

Melvin Denwiddie

Applications & Data Analyst

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 628-5528

Email: melvin.denwiddie@vcuhealth.org

Scott Hagen

Scott Hagen

Applications & Data Analyst

Scott Hagen

Scott Hagen

Applications & Data Analyst

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 828-2825

Email: scott.hagen@vcuhealth.org

Krithika Kulanthaivelu

Krithika Kulanthaivelu

Applications & Data Analyst

Krithika Kulanthaivelu

Krithika Kulanthaivelu

Applications & Data Analyst

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 828-5938

Email: krithika.kulanthaivelu@vcuhealth.org

Web Services

Website design and development for the School of Medicine, including support for its Departmental and Affiliated Institutes and Center websites.

Our mission is to oversee the design, development, usability and accessibility of School of Medicine website, including the homepage and the top-level pages of the site. The Web Services unit is the primary developer and central consultant for all SOM and Department websites using the T4 Content Management System. We design, program, test and develop web accessible, standards-compliant websites following the VCU Web Policy. 

Chris Lowry

Chris Lowry

Senior Web Manager/Project Manager

Chris Lowry

Chris Lowry

Senior Web Manager/Project Manager

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Email: chris.lowry@vcuhealth.org

Ashley Carroll

Ashley Carroll

Senior Front End Web Developer/Designer

Ashley Carroll

Ashley Carroll

Senior Front End Web Developer/Designer

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 828-0661

Email: ashley.g.carroll@vcuhealth.org

Nathan Hellenbrand

Nathan Hellenbrand

Senior Front End Web Developer/Designer

Nathan Hellenbrand

Nathan Hellenbrand

Senior Front End Web Developer/Designer

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 828-3070

Email: nathan.hellenbrand@vcuhealth.org

Laura Ingles

Laura Ingles

Lead Content Strategist / Writer

Laura Ingles

Laura Ingles

Lead Content Strategist / Writer

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Email: laura.ingles@vcuhealth.org

Robbie Carroll

Robbie Carroll

Junior Front End Web Developer/Designer

Robbie Carroll

Robbie Carroll

Junior Front End Web Developer/Designer

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Email: robert.carroll@vcuhealth.org