About the SIBS Program.

Topics covered in the SIBS Program:

  • Biostatistics Analysis
  • Data Science
  • Epidemiology
  • Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials
  • Statistical Genetics
  • Infectious Disease Modeling
  • Programming in SAS and R

Program Expectations:

  • Monday, June 10th through July 12th, 2024, participants will be in residence at Boston University.
  • After the in-residence portion, participants will continue to work on their group research project at least 10 hours per week in concert with their group members and faculty mentors through mid-Aug.
  • Participants will attend a virtual group research project presentation in August. Date and time to be determined.

Daily Schedule (in-residence portion)


  • Interactive classroom presentations with the award-winning faculty of Boston University.
  • Hands-on computer training in SAS and R.


  • Short assignments providing students the opportunity to apply what they learned that day.
  • Working together with professors and graduate students using real data from NHLBI and NIAID.
  • Introduction to group research project topics and data sets.
  • Initiation of group project research.


  • Guest speakers from academia, industry, and government.
  • Career panel of former SIBS participants.

Social Events

  • Red Sox Game
  • Duck Tour
  • Boston’s historic North End
  • And more…

Questions and concerns about the BU SIBS Program? Please contact us at sibs@bu.edu.