Life and Community
The Department of Biostatistics
The Department of Biostatistics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers biostatistics, bioinformatics, and data management expertise to a wide array of research initiatives, with an emphasis on long-term collaborative relationships with physician-scientists and other investigators in advancing biomedical knowledge and personalized health. Our faculty and staff work closely and extensively with biomedical research personnel around the world to develop novel statistical and bioinformatic methods and tools and to address complex questions with reproducible research and rigorous analysis. Our graduate program trains flexible thinkers to become leaders in academia, industry, and government.
Vanderbilt University is based in Nashville, the capital of Tennessee and one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. A dynamic hub for healthcare, tech, education, and other major industries, Nashville is frequently ranked in the Top 5 on lists such as “Best Cities for Techies” and “The South’s Best Cities.”
With nicknames such as “Music City” and “Athens of the South,” Nashville offers a wide range of cultural experiences, from traditional music and theatre to the Southern Festival of Books, sassy singalongs, and edgy multimedia extravaganzas. The diverse food scene encompasses everything from meat-and-threes and tiki bars to vegan soul food and molecular gastronomy labs. There are numerous facilities and venues for athletes and recreational users, as well as local collegiate and professional sports teams with devoted followings. There is something for everyone here!
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Nashville Sports Leagues
Student organizations and centers (see also under Resources)
A key component of success is connecting with peers and organizations who can help support your personal and professional goals. Here are some Vanderbilt groups and centers dedicated to your interests and wellbeing.
Graduate student spaces on campus. There are also carrels and lockers at the department.
Vandy Rec (recreation and wellness center)
More Vanderbilt student organizations (five hundred plus!)
Thinking of moving to Middle Tennessee? Here’s some information on looking for your new home.