Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science

Program Overview

The Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS) and Data Science is sponsored jointly by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The comprehensive six to seven week summer training course on biostatistics and principles of data science combines classroom learning with career mentoring and hands-on data analysis using data collected from clinical studies in prevention and treatment of infectious, immune-mediated, and chronic diseases. Designed to address a growing imbalance between the demand and supply for biostatisticians and data scientists, the course targets undergraduates and beginning graduate students who are interested in learning about biostatistics, and encourages them to consider graduate programs related to biostatistics and data science. The typical curricula include 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.

NIH Summer Institute in Biostatistics Flyer

For the upcoming session of 2022, NHLBI and NIAID will collectively support the SIBS programs including:

Boston University
https://www.bu.edu/sph/about/departments/biostatistics/summer-institute-for-training-in-biostatistics

Columbia University
http://www.publichealth.columbia.edu/research/summer-institute-training-biostatistics-and-data-science-columbia

Florida Atlantic University
https://www.fau.edu/research-admin/cores/biostatistics-core/fl-summer-institute-biostatistics-data-science-program/

North Carolina State University-Duke University
https://statistics.sciences.ncsu.edu/undergraduate/academic-and-research-opportunities/sibs/

University of California Irvine
https://www.stat.uci.edu/isi-buds/

University of Colorado Denver
https://coloradosph.cuanschutz.edu/education/departments/biostatistics-informatics/cosibs

University of Iowa
https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/isib/

University of Michigan
http://bigdatasummerinstitute.com

University of Southern California
https://pm.usc.edu/lasbest

University of Texas Medical Branch
https://www.utmb.edu/pmph/office-of-biostatistics/sibds

Program officials:

Sean Coady
Epidemiology Branch
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7936
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Phone: 301-435-1289
Email: coadys@nhlbi.nih.gov

Misrak Gezmu
Biostatistics Research Branch, Division of Clinical Research
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
5601 Fishers Ln, MSC 9820
Rockville, MD 20892 
Phone: 240-669-5232
E-mail: mgezmu@niaid.nih.gov