This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2023-2024 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. 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.

Shumei S. Sun, Ph.D.
Professor and 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.