Summer Institute in Biostatistics

Program Overview

The Summer Institute 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. The term “biostatistics” is used broadly, including biomedical informatics and data science. 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, and encourage them to go to graduate schools related to 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 using a virtual format for the summer of 2021. The program was initiated in 2004 at Boston University, North Carolina State University, and the University of Wisconsin, and has been expanded to meet the increasing need.

For the upcoming virtual session of 2021, the NHLBI supports six SIBS programs. Links to information on the SIBS programs at the respective participating institutions are listed below:

Boston University Medical Campus

North Carolina State University-Duke University  

University of Colorado Denver

University of Iowa

University of Michigan

University of Southern California 

Program official:

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