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Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS)

If you like mathematics, statistics, or science and would like to explore how to apply quantitative methods to investigate important health issues, then the Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) is ideal for you.

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Learn about Biostatistics, a fundamental component of biomedical and public health research integrating mathematical, statistical, and biological principles, in an exciting six to seven week program. Participants will:

  • learn the principles of applied biostatistics from recognized experts in the field;
  • meet practicing biostatisticians, epidemiologists and statistical geneticists and learn about their work;
  • gain hands-on experience working with real data collected in internationally recognized studies that have been funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute;
  • learn about opportunities for graduate study and additional training; and
  • explore an ever-growing field that is critically important in studies to improve the world in which we live. 

Who Is Eligible? 

Undergraduate and beginning graduate students majoring in mathematics, science, or other quantitatively oriented areas of study are eligible. Applicants must be American citizens or permanent residents of the United States. 

Financial Support 

  • No fees or tuition costs (housing, meals and most extracurricular activities covered)
  • Earn college credits
  • Hands-on training with top researchers
  • Access to top Universities’ computing, libraries and other facilities

Program Information

Eight SIBS programs will be held in the summers 2013. Links to information on the programs, including program dates, application procedures, and deadlines, are available here.


The Summer Institutes for Training in Biostatistics are sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Center for Research Resources.

Monday, June 1, 2009 - 08:00 to 12:00