A new doctoral program in biostatistics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Public Health has been approved by the university's board of regents and will begin next fall.
U. of Neb. to launch biostatistics Ph.D. program
Biostatisticians create and apply methods from mathematical and statistical sciences to support health sciences research, and the university is expecting applications from students who have a master's degree as well as substantial mathematical training, computing experience and an interest in public health and biomedicine, according to a school news release.
"Modern public health practice requires multidisciplinary teams of professionals," said Dr. Ayman El-Mohandes, dean of the College of Public Health, in the release. "Biostatisticians are a critical member of that team. They serve academic health centers, researchers and departments of health to insure accurate interpretation of data related to biosciences and population health."
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