Students will take the campus shuttle or city bus from downtown Denver to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. A typical daily schedule includes:
- 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.: Lectures and related activities.
- 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch break
(On special occasions, lunch will include a seminar with discussion by an invited speaker.)
- 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Additional lectures or computer laboratory exercises.
- 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Afternoon activities, including supplemental computer labs, and time for individual study or work on projects.
- Students will return to the University of Denver.
Special weekend excursions and activities are also being planned; past trips have included hiking in Boulder, a Colorado Rockies game and a trip to Breckenridge.
Students will take two courses and will receive a total of 6-semester hour credits at the University of Colorado Denver. The courses will include:
- Introduction to Biostatistics Methods: Introduction to methods in the practice of applied biostatistics.
- Introduction to Statistical Theory: A survey of the key concepts in the theoretical underpinnings of biostatistics.
The courses include instruction in statistical computing packages, which will require time in the computer labs on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Students will be introduced to research collaboration under the mentorship of faculty biostatisticians and biomedical investigators. Projects are assigned in the first week and are worked on throughout the 6 week program culminating in presentations at a symposium the last week. Projects in the 2018 & 2019 programs included:
- Effects of maternal complications on circulating protein profiles in pre-term infants.
- Characteristics of the lung microbiome in mechanically ventilated pediatric intensive care until patients.
- Chronic-versus twice-daily treatment for hypertension.
- Molecular Analysis of Endotracheal Tube Biofilms and Tracheal Aspirates in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
- Cluster randomized trial design.
- Particulate matter and it's association in asthma outcomes.
- Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid protein profiles of lung function decline in pediatric cystic fibrosis patients.
Projects for 2020 CoSIBS will also explore the cutting edge of biomedical research.
Students will be introduced to the ethical underpinnings of human research and the National infrastructure to assure the responsible conduct of research.