COPH gets $800,000 NIH biostatistics training grant

TAMPA, Fla. (September 4, 2009) — Researchers from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Public Health were recently awarded a three-year, $800,000 grant from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to establish a Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics at USF.

Led by Yiliang Zhu, PhD, professor in the College of Public Health, the USF team draws upon a wide array of expertise from researchers at Colleges of Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Moffitt Cancer Center, Jaeb Center for Health Research, and Tampa VA hospital.

The summer institute, which will open in the summer of 2010, is a part of a national effort to train the next generation of biostatistical scientists. Its aim is to address a persistent shortage in biostatistics training and to support medical and health research.

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing an academic program or a professional career in biostatistics should consider applying to participate in the six-week summer institute. For more information, email Yiliang Zhu at