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SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN BIOSTATISTICS (SIBS)
Attention all mathematics, statistics, and science students seeking a
summer opportunity!

What is Biostatistics?
-The fundamental component of biomedical and public health research
integrating mathematical, statistical, and biological principles

What is SIBS?
-A summer program that explores how to apply quantitative methods to
investigate important health issues
-The opportunity to learn the principles of applied biostatistics from
recognized experts in the field and meet practicing biostatisticians,
epidemiologists, and statistical geneticists
-The chance to gain real-world experience working with data from
internationally recognized studies funded by the NHLBI
-The chance to learn about opportunities for graduate study, additional
training and career opportunities

Eligibility
-Undergraduates majoring in mathematics, statistics, biology, or other
science who have an interest in quantitative methods
-Those with a baccalaureate degree are eligible to apply but priority is
given to undergraduates at the time of application
-Applicants must be American citizens or permanent residents of the United
States

Educational and Financial Benefits
-No fees or tuition costs (housing, meals, and many extracurricular
activities covered)
-Earn college credits
-Hands-on training with top researchers
-Access to top Universitiesą facilities

Additional Program Information
SIBS programs will be held in the summers of 2013, 2014 & 2015.  More
detailed information, including program dates, application procedures, and
deadlines, are available at the following websites.

Boston University
http://sph.bu.edu/sibs

NC State University ­ Duke Clinical Research Institute
http://www.stat.ncsu.edu/sibs/

University of South Florida (2013 only)
http://health.usf.edu/sibs/

University of Pittsburgh
http://www.biostat.pitt.edu/sibs

University of Iowa
http://cph.uiowa.edu/biostat/isib/overview.html

University of Wisconsin
http://www.biostat.wisc.edu/Education/SIBS/index.htm

Columbia University
http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/academic-departments/biostatistics/csibs-pr
ogram

The Summer Institutes for Training in Biostatistics is sponsored by the
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. More information can be found
at 
(http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/training/redbook/sibsweb.htm).

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