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CoSIBS Summer Institute


CoSIBS Summer Institute


Applications for the 2018 CoSIBS program are currently being accepted.

Student background and qualifications

CoSIBS seeks advanced undergraduate (beyond second year) students or early-stage graduate (first 2 years) students who have interest in the application of statistics and mathematics in biomedical research.  Students should have undergraduate mathematics coursework including calculus. Introductory coursework in statistics or probability is useful but not required.  We specifically encourage applications from under-represented student populations.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Instructions for applying

  1. Complete the online application form.
    NOTE: The online application requires a personal statement.  The personal statement should be a one page (maximum) statement that summarizes your interest in the CoSIBS program, and your career plans (or plans for graduate study) upon completion of your degree.
  2. Request one letter of recommendation (on official letterhead) from a teacher or someone else who can evaluate your interests and abilities for study in biostatistics.  Send (mail or email) the letter to Dakota Pyle at the address below.
  3. Request an official transcript and have it sent to the address below.
Contact for additional information and for submission of references and transcript

Dakota Pyle - Biostatistics and Informatics
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13001 E. 17th Place,
Box B119
Aurora, CO 80045

Deadlines and admissions process

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until March 5, 2018.  We have a rolling review and acceptance process and we plan to finalize our admission decisions by March 18, 2018.  Enrollment is capped at 20 students, so early application is encouraged.

Other NLHBI-sponsored SIBS programs are also accepting applications.  Further information is provided at the NHLBI Summer Institute website.

Colorado School of Public Health

13001 E. 17th Place
Mail Stop B119
Aurora, CO 80045


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