Message from the Director
Research in Biomedical Science is rapidly expanding, with new opportunities for creative and dedicated scholars. One of the challenges in this field is diversity and health disparities in Biomedical/Clinical Research and Clinical Practice.
The REPID Program is designed to provide an inspiring and supportive environment for advancement. The strength of this program is an emphasis on the direct interaction of the scholars with mentors/graduate students and resources to foster self-confidence and enhance successful entry into advanced medical and/or biomedical graduate programs.
Scholars can look forward to interdisciplinary biomedical research training in a vibrant environment for career development. An introductory course in biomedical research basic training followed by a summer hands-on-research experience will inspire a passion for health-related research. Scholars will also learn concepts common to all biomedical research disciplines, such as integrity, literature review, critical thinking, experimental design, research laboratory skills, data collection and analysis, and modes of scientific reporting (manuscript preparation, effective oral & poster presentations). With the support of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), MSU- Office of the Provost, and MSU- Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, my colleagues and I look forward to working with our REPID scholars. The REPID Program will be the start of many rewarding careers in Biomedical Sciences.
-Elahé Crockett, Ph.D., M.Sc.
REPID Program Staff
Elahé Crockett, Ph.D., M.Sc.,
REPID Program Director
Dr. Elahé Crockett has been a research scientist, educator and administrator throughout her academic career. She received a B.S. degree in Medical Technology, and after working for WHO (World Health Organization) and in a Children's Hospital Pathology Department, she pursued a Master's degree in Pathology Clinical Laboratory Science. She then studied for a Ph.D. degree in Human Anatomy under the mentorship of Dr. C. Wayne Smith. Further, a 3-yr National Institutes of Health (NIH) post-doctoral training supplemented her research studies in Immunopathology under the mentorship of Dr. Peter A. Ward and Joseph C. Fantone at the University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Pathology. She had an independently funded research program from 1991-2008, working in the areas of Leukocyte Biology, Inflammation/Tissue Injury and Reperfusion induced-Tissue Injury. She has trained many undergraduate/graduate students/physicians, served as a major thesis advisor and research advisory committee member. In addition, she has administrative experience working with medical professionals, graduate students and academic staff. She has developed undergraduate, graduate, and advanced courses in Biomedical Sciences, and directed the Master’s of Science program in the Department of Surgery at MSU- College of Human Medicine (CHM). Further, she developed and directed an integrated M.D./Ph.D. Program at CHM (2007-2010). Dr. Crockett has a unique combination of 35 years of experience in Experimental/Clinical Pathology, Basic Biomedical Science, as well as Administrative Skills. Furthermore, she has a passion for fine art, sports, and enjoys painting or playing volleyball/tennis during her leisure time.
Huei-min Ni, B.S.
REPID Program Assistant
Huei-min has a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Services from Michigan State University. Huei-min is a 2013 REPID Scholar who served under the mentorship of Dr. Claudia Holzman, Ph.D. in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Her next academic career plan is to attend Wayne State University for the Physical Therapy Doctoral Program. In her leisure time, she enjoys to play tennis and spend time with her cat, Shadow.
Lindsay Gluf, B.A.
Former REPID Program Assistant (Aug 2011 -Mar 2013)
Lindsay Gluf has a Bachelors of Arts from Michigan State University in Human Reources and Society/Sociology/Business. Her previous work experience includes Office Manager for a U.S. congressional campaign, recruiting for a Study Abroad company in Birmingham, Michigan, and as Lead Sales Support Coordinator for SAP in Nashville, Tennessee. Lindsay has been the Program Assistant to REPID since August of 2011. She also serves on the Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE) Committee, and is a Advisor for Spartans Against Drunk Driving at MSU. In her leisure time, she enjoys yoga, video games, vibraphonist in The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle (The LUVS), and running with her dog, George. She now serves as Department Clerkship Administrator for the Department of Surgery in College of Human Medicine.