This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. Courses that expose students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning may be added and notification of additional program approvals may be received prior to finalization. General education program content is also subject to change. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Robert A. Perera, Ph.D.
Associate professor and interim chair

The Department of Biostatistics is committed to excellence in providing a graduate training program, conducting multidisciplinary collaborative biomedical research and developing new statistical methods. The department offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs in biostatistics, with concentrations in genomic biostatistics at both levels and an additional concentration in clinical research and biostatistics at the master’s level. The majority of the department’s graduate students are supported through collaborative projects and partnerships with industry. Students and faculty in the department are involved in leading research funded by the NIH in public health-spanning areas such as cancer, dental health, clinical trial methodology, neurology and cardiac health.