About the Institute

Program Dates: June 2 – July 20, 2018

The objective of the Iowa Summer Institute in Biostatistics (ISIB) is to provide biostatistical training and applied research opportunities to undergraduates.  This program at the University of Iowa is sponsored by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

The ISIB will be 7 weeks: The structure of the program will be through case based instruction of real biomedical research; computer laboratory training; projects; and clinical and translational research enrichment activities.

Coursework will focus on clinical trials, translational research and models used in the analysis of biomedical studies. In addition, the course will serve as a fundamental building block for students to understand the field of biostatistics. Information on opportunities such as scholarships, training grant programs, and assistantships in Biostatistics and Public Health will be presented to students.  Students are encouraged to apply to continue their studies in a biostatistics graduate program.

One week into the program, students will be matched with a Biostatistics faculty member and graduate research assistant for their research projects. The projects will give students exposure and the opportunity to engage in medical science research through biostatistics. After a supervised research, trainees will present their accomplished projects to faculty and students.

2017 Project List 

2018 Project List is pending.

There are no fees or tuition costs associated with participation in the Program. Roundtrip transportation, housing and meal allowance will be provided, as well as tuition for the 3 s.h. course. (Whether or not these credits will transfer varies.  Students should check with their home institution)

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


Sister SIB Program Information

Questions or comments? Contact Terry Kirk. This page was last reviewed on October 13, 2017.