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).