Have you ever wondered how data are used to make your life better?  Any thought as to why COVID-19 affects certain populations more than others? What are clinical trials, why are they important, and how are conclusions drawn from participants’ good and bad responses?


If you are an undergraduate or early graduate student with a curious mind, sense of justice, and some math, technology, biology and/or health science coursework, you are eligible for Florida’s Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science Program (SIBDS). SIBDS will take place at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Boca Raton campus just north of Fort Lauderdale, from May 23rd through July 1st, 2022, with faculty from FAU, University of Miami (UM), and Florida International University (FIU). Students enrolled in SIBDS will be housed on campus unless they live close by and will receive one college credit hour plus stipend.


Your participation in SIBDS will provide great experience in resume building, networking and tools that are so in demand today. Please join us and you’ll see why the U.S. News & World Report’s job rankings underscore that data scientists and statisticians are top career choices, offering competitive salaries, limitless opportunities, and a healthy work-life balance.


Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.


To apply, please email Drs. Freeman or Chang by April 4 to schedule an informal meeting (Please put “SIBDS APP” in the Subject Line):


Dr. Kathy Freeman, Professor and Biostatistics Core Leader, FAU: kfreemancostin@health.fau.edu


Dr. Lun-Ching Chang, Assistant Professor, College of Science, FAU: changl@fau.edu