The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Big Data Training Program

Penn State Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge (B2D2K) is a National Institutes of Health funded predoctoral training program, aimed at training the next generation of Data Scientists, who will be critical to see all of the biomedical big data fully utilized to its greatest potential.

B2D2K trainees will be a diverse cohort of the next generation of scientists engaged in integrative analyses of biomedical data to advance science and improve health. 

The program builds on faculty and curriculum of multiple graduate programs at Penn State and Geisinger and is supported by the NRSA Institutional Predoctoral Training Program (T32) in ‘BD2K Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science’ by the National Library of Medicine.

Trainees will learn to develop novel algorithmic and statistical methods for building predictive, explanatory, and causal models for integrative analysis of electronic health records, genomics, behavioral, socio-economic, and environmental data to advance science and improve health. 

Trainees will be supported for a period of two years as a part of their doctoral program.