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. 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 summer of 2018. 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 session of 2018, 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 (link is external)

Emory University (link is external)

North Carolina State University-Duke University (link is external)  

University of Colorado Denver (link is external)

University of Iowa (link is external)

University of Minnesota (link is external)  

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 (link sends e-mail):