EVMS and Sentara investigators are welcome to request HADSI assistance in writing or editing grant applications. After completion it will be sent to Dr. Sunita Dodani (dodanis@evms.edu). The form will be reviewed for completeness and then presented to the EVMS-Sentara Research Oversight Committee. Projects will be approved and prioritized based upon their alignment with the EVMS-Sentara Healthcare Analytic and Discovery Science Institute goals which are listed below.

Grant assistance – requires three months’ notice

  • Grant writing, editing and providing scientific input
  • Grant application budget
  • Grant application preparation and submission

IRB assistance (protocol development, etc.)

Manuscript writing

Abstracts and posters development for presentation

Study designs

Database Management

  • Design – requires IRB approval
  • Collection methods
  • Analysis/coding – requires IRB approval
  • Extraction
  • Safety monitoring

Power analysis

Data Analysis

Sample size calculation


  • Health Services research
  • Collaborations
  • Surveys
  • Qualitative research
  • Feasibility

Economic health analysis

Health policy analysis

Healthcare analytic support

Survey research

Research Boot Camp

Access to the following platforms:

  • TriNetX – aggregate, patient-level Sentara Healthcare data
  • VHI- Virginia Hospital Initiative
  • GraphPad (Prism) – examines and interprets general principles of statistical analyses
  • REDCap – for building and managing online surveys and databases