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Frequently Asked Questions


We have compiled common questions about the CoSIBS program. If you have other questions or need further information, then please email Crystal Chaparro, CoSIBS program manager, at crystal.chaparro@ucdenver.edu.

What happens after you have been accepted into the 2017 CoSIBS program?

Crystal Chaparro will work with you to arrange your travel and registration for the CoSIBS courses. Specifically:

  • Travel: The program will cover the cost of your round‐trip costs traveling to and from Denver. You will arrive on the weekend of June 24 and depart on the weekend of August 5.
  • Registration: Ms Chaparro will work with you to register as a non‐degree‐seeking student at the University of Colorado Denver. You will register for two courses in the theory and methods of biostatistics. These courses are each worth 3 semester hours of credit at CU Denver. The CoSIBS program will pay your tuition for these courses.

What is the housing like?

You will be housed at the Campus Village in groups of four per room. The rooms have a common shared area, two 2‐person bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. View the floor plans.

Are meals included?

Yes, breakfast and dinner are provided at the Campus Village (special dietary needs are accommodated), and lunches will be provided in the classroom area on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Do you have to stay at the Campus Village?

Yes, the extra activities and shared experience are an important part of the CoSIBS programs, so it cannot be a commuting program.

Can you drive a car to Denver?

Yes, and there is some parking available at Campus Village. If you are planning to drive to Denver, then we will get that information when we arrange travel.

What if you have a previous commitment between June 26 and August 4, can you miss part of the CoSIBS program?

  • No, you cannot miss part of the program. The 6‐week course requires your full participation.
  • We will, of course, understand if emergencies arise.
  • Contact Crystal Chaparro (Crystal.Chaparro@ucdenver.edu) or Dr. Kittelson (John.Kittelson@ucdenver.edu) if you have specific questions.

Are there required text books?

Yes, you will be given copies of the texts when you arrive.

Will you need to bring your own personal computer?

  • You will have access to computer laboratories at CU Denver. Some of your instruction will take place in those labs.
  • You will probably want your own personal computer for other work, and for after‐hours work. The program will use the “R” statistics package. It is available for free, and we will show you how to download and in stall it.

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