Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (T15)

Program Overview

The Summer Institute for Training 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 summers of 2010, 2011, and 2012. The program was initiated in 2004 at Boston University, North Carolina State University, and the University of Wisconsin and has now been expanded.


With the co-sponsorship of the National Center for Research Resources, NHLBI currently supports eight SIBS programs.  Links to information on the programs will be available in Fall 2009 at the host department websites:

Boston Universityexternal link

Emory Universityexternal link

North Carolina State University-Duke Clinical Research Institute extermal link

University of Iowa external link

University of Pittsburghexternal link

University of South Floridaexternal link

University of Wisconsinexternal link

Washington Universityexternal link

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

Revised December 2009

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