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The Department of Data Science promotes the highest standards in research and education by providing expertise in the fields of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Data Science to collaborators and scholars towards translating data into evidence. 

The Department of Data Science started as the "Center of Biostatistics" in 2009 as a result of initiatives by the Vice Chancellor and the Office of Research. The center was formed to begin to fill the critical need for biostatisticians across UMMC's institutions and increase its research capacity. In 2016 we became a Department under the School of Population Health. We continue to grow, providing our expertise and services to our UMMC community, our region and our global neighbors, and offering PhD and MS degrees in Biostatistics and Data Science.