The Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health Researchers (REPID) Program is currently accepting applications for their 2018 cohort! Applications are due Monday, October 15, 2018. 

The REPID Program, through support from the National Institutes of Health- National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH-NHLBI), provides a short term PAID research training and enrichment experience for Michigan State University undergraduate/graduate/medical health professional students from under-represented, minority, and disadvantaged (URMD) groups. The goal is to inspire these students to pursue research careers in health-related areas of Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Hematologic disciplines.

The REPID Program is designed to increase the number and diversity of researchers in health-related research by providing an inspiring and supportive environment for accomplishment and advancement. Our inspiration is to challenge the existing problem of diversity and health disparities in Biomedical/Clinical Research and Clinical Practice, and to foster career development for motivated individuals from URMD students at Michigan State University.

The REPID Program is developed and directed by Dr. Elahé Crockett, a faculty member in the Department of Medicine in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.