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 during the summer of 2019. 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 2019, the NHLBI supports seven  SIBS programs. Links to information on the SIBS 
programs at the respective participating institutions are listed below:

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

Emory University
http://sph.emory.edu/departments/bios/sibs/index.html

North Carolina State University-Duke University
http://www.stat.ncsu.edu/sibs/  

University of Colorado Denver
http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/PublicHealth/Academics/departments/Biostatistics/CoSIBS/Pages/CoSIBS.aspx

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 

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
Email: yangso@nhlbi.nih.gov