UTMB Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science

The objective of the UTMB Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science is to provide biostatistical research education and applied research opportunities to undergraduates. The UTMB Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science (SIBDS) is sponsored by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), grant R25HL161715.

The SIBDS is a seven-week program from June 8th through July 27th, 2024. 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.

Students will receive 3 hours of college course credit. Students should check with their institution as to whether these credits are transferrable.

The UTMB SIBDS application portal will open in early January 2024!

Coursework will focus on big data, translational research, and statistical models used in the analysis of biomedical studies. The program 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.

Scholars will be matched in groups of 2-3 scholars with a Biostatistics faculty mentor and a Basic Science faculty mentor 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 period, trainees will present their accomplished projects to faculty and students at our concluding symposium.

There are no fees or tuition costs associated with participation in the SIBDS. Transportation, meal allowance and lodging are provided by the SIBDS.

Lodging will be provided on campus at Galveston College. Scholars will have full access to UTMB computing systems, library, and other academic facilities.

The UTMB SIBDS application portal is CLOSED! 

For any questions about the SIBDS program or application process, please contact Heidi Spratt.