Iowa Summer Institute in Biostatistics
Program Dates: May 31 - July 18, 2014
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: instruction 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.
Two weeks 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 to research and opportunities to see medical science in action through biostatistics. After the supervised research, students present their accomplished research to faculty and students.
There are no fees or tuition costs associated with participation in the Program. Roundtrip transportation, housing and meals will be provided, as well as tuition for the 4 s.h. course (whether or not these credits will transfer varies and 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.