What is biostatistics?
Biostatistics is the theory and application of statistics in biological systems and biomedical research. The Colorado Summer Institute in Biostatistics (CoSIBS) focuses on biostatistics in the medical and public health setting in a wide array of applications representative of the field of biostatistics.
What is the Summer Institute in Biostatistics?
The summer institute for research education in biostatistics is a program sponsored by a grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The purpose of the NHLBI SIBS program is to introduce advanced undergraduate and early-stage graduate students to the field of biostatistics and the frontiers of data sciences. New technological advances have created exciting opportunities for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. New methods in biostatistics and data sciences are needed to realize the potential of these technological advances. It is an exciting time for the development of these methods and to guide their translation into clinical care. Data sciences are the cornerstone of the foundation for the next advances in biomedical research.
The 2017 CoSIBS program (June 26 - August 4)
CoSIBS is a 6-week program that includes instruction in the theory and application of statistical methods in biomedical research. Students will have the opportunity to learn the leading computer software packages that are used in the data sciences. The CoSIBS program will culminate in a group project where students work with leading clinical researchers and biostatisticians on an applied research project. More detail on the course can be found on the program overview page.
What does it cost and what do I receive?
CoSIBS students will receive credit for 6 semester-hours at the University of Colorado Denver. Tuition and fees will be paid by the program. The program will also pay for travel to and from Denver, and will cover room and board. More information on what students receive is found on the housing and facilities page.
Who is eligible and how do I apply?
The application deadline for the 2017 CoSIBS program has passed, and applications are no longer being accepted.
CoSIBS is targeted toward advanced undergraduate or early-stage graduate students with interest in the application of statistics and mathematics to biomedical research. The application requires a letter of reference and an official transcript. Instructions and an online application form are found on the application page. The program is capped at 20 students, and so interested students are encouraged to apply early. Check back this winter for the 2018 CoSIBS program.
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