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Summer Institute in Biostatistics

Biostatistics is the exciting field that applies statistics to medical and public health research. Biostatisticians work closely with experts from other fields in research teams. Together they seek to answer serious and important questions that affect human health and well being.

The demand for biostatisticians TODAY is greater than ever before, and it is expected to continue to INCREASE in the future.

The Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS), sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is a 6-week program to give undergraduate students majoring in or with background in the quantitative sciences the opportunity to explore a career in biostatistics.

Our program has been offered every year since the Summer of 2004. Each year the program was a great success, with over 65% of eligible participants going on to graduate school in the field!

The SIBS program for summer 2021 will be virtual, from June 7 to July 16! Please see the Program Details and Syllabus links below for more information.

Undergraduate students (including students who will have graduated in Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021) and beginning graduate students who are US citizens or US Permanent Residents are eligible (this is a NIH requirement).

The Program Features…

  • Six weeks training virtually with top researchers from the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University, one of the largest departments of statistics and biostatistics in the country; the Duke Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in the Duke University School of Medicine; and Duke Clinical Research Institute, one of the leading academic research institutes in the world.
  • No fees – all expenses covered
  • College credit that can transfer back to participants’ home institutions

Sister programs will also be held; please visit the link below for information on sites and dates.

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