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Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (T15)

Program Overview

The Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) offers a comprehensive six to seven week summer training course on biostatistics with relevant examples that include data collected in studies of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. Designed to address a growing imbalance between the demand and supply for biostatisticians, the course targets undergraduates and beginning graduate students who are interested in learning about biostatistics. The program will provide an intensive introduction to biostatistical approaches and research by exposing participants to the principles, methodologies, uses, and applications of statistical methods in biomedical and clinical research. Courses will be offered during the summers of 2013, 2014, and 2015. The program was initiated in 2004 at Boston University, North Carolina State University, and the University of Wisconsin and has been expanded.

For the upcoming session of 2015, the NHLBI supports eight SIBS programs, with co-sponsorship from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Links to information on the programs are given below:

Boston University Medical Campusexternal link
http://sph.bu.edu/sibs

Columbia Universityexternal link
http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/academic-departments/biostatistics/csibs-program

Emory Universityexternal link
http://www.sph.emory.edu/cms/departments_centers/bios/bios_training/sibs.html 

North Carolina State University-Raleigh extermal link
http://www.stat.ncsu.edu/sibs/

University of Iowa external link
http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/isib/ 

University of Minnesota external link
http://www.sph.umn.edu/programs/sibs/ 

University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburghexternal link
http://www.publichealth.pitt.edu/biostatistics/research-and-practice/sibs

University of Wisconsin at Madisonexternal link
https://www.biostat.wisc.edu/content/summer-institute-training-biostatistics-sibs


Program official:

Dr. Song Yang
Office of Biostatistics Research
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7913
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Phone: 301-435-0431
Fax: 301-480-1862
E-mail: yangso@nhlbi.nih.gov

Revised September 2014

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