The Biostatistics Summer Program for Clinical Research 2017 Announced

The third annual Biostatistics Summer Program is taking place at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai the week of June 26th – click here to sign up today!

The Biostatistics Summer Program for Clinical Research is an educational initiative sponsored by the Center for Biostatistics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) in New York City. The mission of the Biostatistics Summer Program is to increase the research capacity of clinical investigators, fellows, residents, postdocs, and public health professionals by providing application-driven instruction in biostatistics and statistical programming. Participants in the week-long Summer Program will gain a strong foundation in a host of statistical topics, through rigorous, theory-based lectures and hands-on statistical programming in SAS and R.

 Topics include:

  • Probability and Statistical Inference
  • Essential Elements of Study Design including Sample Size/Power Calculations
  • Hypothesis Testing for Continuous and Categorical Data
  • Simple and Multiple Linear Regression
  • Simple and Multiple Logistic Regression

Participants will receive a total of 35 hours of intensive, in-person theory and SAS and R-related instruction, by faculty and Masters-level statisticians at the Center for Biostatistics at ISMMS.

 The 2017 Biostatistics Summer Program will meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm from June 26th to June 30th. Each day the program will consist of three components:

  1. From 9:00am-12:30pm, participants will gain a solid theoretical foundation in statistical methodology through extensive application-driven lectures by our Center for Biostatistics at ISMMS renowned faculty, including Dr. Emilia Bagiella and Dr. Emma Benn.
  2. From 1:30pm-2:30pm, participants will take part in a collaborative review session aimed at reinforcing essential concepts introduced during the morning lectures.
  3. From 2:30pm-5:00pm, participants will engage in interactive, hands-on, programming sessions in their preferred statistical software, R or SAS.

For those interested in learning how to program in R, please note that you will be expected to bring your own laptop with R and R Studio installed. For those interested in learning how to program in SAS, please note that there will be a maximum of 35 computers with SAS installed in the Levy Library classroom, so you will not need your laptops.

To register for the 2017 Biostatistics Summer Program for Clinical Research and to pay the nonrefundable registration fee of $2,400, go to: