Welcome to the Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) at Washington University (WU) in St. Louis, School of Medicine.
The SIBS is a 6-week all expense-paid training program sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to introduce advanced undergraduate students, recent graduates and beginning graduate students to the field of biostatistics for the purpose of encouraging them to pursue careers in biostatistics. This year the program will be held June 4 - July 13, 2012.
The SIBS program at WU has a concentration on Biostatistics Research in Disease and Genetic Epidemiology (SIBS/BRIDGE). It introduces our student trainees to the science of biostatistical methods and applications; inspire their interest in modern biostatistics research and practice; and help them build bridges to a bright future of careers in biostatistics.
You will find more information on the SIBS program, application forms and instructions, curriculum of the summer institute, online learning tools for statistical computing, along with fun facts about biostatistics, career information in biostatistics and bioinformatics. You will also find information about local attractions in the St. Louis area, and exciting field trips and excursions for SIBS trainees.
Blogs and bulletin boards are available for career development support of SIBS trainees; and links to hot sites and local labs provide leads to our trainees and graduates seeking internships or employment in biostatistics and bioinformatics.
Internship opportunities are also available! Student trainees participating in SIBS-BRIDGE may apply for 6-week internship opportunities sponsored by the Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS). Interns will work with a mentor on a real research project. The internship begins the last two weeks of SIBS classes and ends four weeks after the classes are over. 6-8 internship opportunities positions are open to all SIBS students; offers will be made to those who are highly qualified and have a compatible interest with one of the available mentors. The interns are provided a stipend and must secure housing for the last four weeks of the internship.
So, whether you are a prospective student trainee, a SIBS alumnus, an educator, or someone curious about biostatistics and bioinformatics, we hope you will find something interesting and useful on this website.
C. Charles Gu, Ph.D., Program Director
Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Genetics
Jay F. Piccirillo, M.D., F.A.C.S., Program Co-Director
Professor of Otolaryngology
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