About the Institute

Program Dates: June 1 – July 19, 2019

The objective of the Iowa Summer Institute in Biostatistics (ISIB) is to provide biostatistical research education and applied research opportunities to undergraduates. The institute is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

The ISIB is a seven-week program. The structure of the program is through case based instruction of real biomedical research, computer laboratory training, research projects, and clinical and translational research enrichment activities.

Coursework will focus on clinical trials, big data, translational research, and statistical models used in the analysis of biomedical studies. The course will further serve as a fundamental building block for students to understand the importance of biostatistics and its synergistic place in the biomedical sciences. Information on opportunities such as scholarships, training grant programs and assistantships in Biostatistics and Public Health will be presented to scholars. Scholars will be encouraged to apply to continue their graduate studies in biostatistics, statistics and/or data sciences and contribute toward the remedial of the current nationwide shortage of biostatisticians.

One week into the program, scholars will be matched with a Biostatistics faculty member for their selected research project. The projects are designed to provide the opportunity to engage in medical science research through biostatistics. After a supervised research, trainees will present their accomplished projects to faculty and students at our concluding symposium.

2018 Project Abstracts

There are no fees or tuition costs associated with participation in the Program. Roundtrip transportation, housing and meal allowance are provided, as well as tuition for the 3 s.h. course. Scholars should check with their home institution as to whether or not these credits are transferrable.

Lodging will be provided on campus at the University of Iowa. Scholars will have full access to university computing systems, libraries and other academic and recreational facilities.

History and Performance Data for the Iowa Summer Institute in Biostatistics (password required)

New ISIB Collaboration  A Statistically Significant Summer

Sister Summer Institutes for Research Education in Biostatistics Information


Questions or comments? Contact Terry Kirk. This page was last reviewed on November 28, 2018.