The Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences (CQS) Summer Institute program of 2020 has been cancelled and will resume in 2021! 

Our CQS Summer Institute offers four great courses that will sharpen your quantitative research skills and give you methods and tools to deepen your understanding in biostatistics and bioinformatics.  Registration is expected to open in May 2021 and participants are highly encouraged to enroll in multiple courses.  Space for each course is limited so register quickly to reserve your spot!

Date:  Monday, August 2, 2021 - Friday, August 6, 2021
          Monday, August 9, 2021 - Friday, August 13, 2021

Time:  9:00AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 4:00PM daily

Location:  Vanderbilt University
                 Kissam Center Classroom, C216
                 Nashville, Tennessee

The course fees will be as follows (per course):
$150 for VU/VUMC students/trainees/postdocs
$300 for VU/VUMC faculty or staff
$500 Non-VU/VUMC faculty, staff, student, trainee or postdoc

*Please note that academic credit is not available for these courses.*


Machine Learning in Data Science 
Instructor: Matt Shotwell, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Regression and Modeling in R 
Instructor: Fei Ye, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Big Data in Biomedical Research 
Instructors: Yu Shyr, PhD, Professor and Chair of Biostatistics & Qi Liu, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Introduction to Causal Inference
Instructor: Andrew Spieker, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Please contact Robbie Luckett at if you have any questions related to the CQS Summer Institute.  Additionally, you may reach out to course instructors with specific course-related questions.