12th Annual Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID)

Posted: Friday, March 6, 2020

In light of growing concerns around COVID-19, we have postponed opening registration for the Summer Institutes until April 30. The health and safety of Summer Institutes participants is a top priority and we will be working with UW officials and government health agencies to monitor the potential impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on this year’s program. We will do our best to avoid cancelling the institutes, but will do so if deemed appropriate.

With regard to scholarships, SISMID has applications pending with NIH and a couple other funders for support of the institute. If approved, scholarship applications will also open on April 30. If funding is not approved, SISMID 2020 will be cancelled and hopefully resume in 2021.

We ask that potential attendees and scholarship applicants register their interest in specific SISMID modules by completing a short survey. Respondents will be given priority when registering for Summer Institutes modules.

Thank you for your patience as we work through these challenges. If you have questions, please email sismid@uw.edu.

The Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) is designed to introduce infectious disease researchers to modern methods of statistical analysis and mathematical modeling and to introduce statisticians and mathematical modelers to the statistical and dynamic problems posed by modern infectious disease data. M. Elizabeth Halloran serves as the Director of SISMID.

The goal of SISMID is to strengthen the statistical and genetic proficiency and career preparation of scholars from all backgrounds, especially those from groups historically underrepresented in STEM such as racial and ethnic minority groups, low income, first generation college students, veterans, and differently-abled and 2SLGBTQ groups.


July 13-29, 2020

  • 2020 SISMID registration rates:  Academic/government/non-profit registration - $625 before June 30 ($725 after); General registration - $725 per 2.5-day module before June 30 ($825 after). Registrations paid via UW budget number receive ~13% discount. Please note that fees do not include meals. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging.

  • Participants choose from a series of two-and-a-half day modules and design a program best-suited to their interests (most participants take two or three modules).  Modules run all day Monday/Tuesday and Wednesday morning OR Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday/Friday. Individuals attending the institute receive certificates of course completion in recognition of their participation. 

  • Sign up for the Summer Institutes email list.