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Emma Fernandez-Repollet

Faculty RankProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Puerto Rico
DepartmentSchool of Medicine
AddressUPR-Medical Sciences Campus, Deanship of Academic Affairs
RCMI Center for Collaborative Research in Health Disparities
San Juan PR 936
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    1968Medal Science Teacher Association, PR Science Teacher Association
    1992Outstanding Young PR Scientist, PR Academy of Arts and Sciences
    1994RCMI Service Award, RCMI PI/PD Association
    1999Secretary, Board of Directors, Center for Quatitative Cytometry
    2000 - 2013PR EPSCoR State Committee, PR EPSCoR
    2003 - 2006President, Board of Directors, RCMI PI/PD Association
    2003 - 2009Vice President, Board of Directors, INDUNIV
    2003 - 2009VP for Research and Technology, University of Puerto Rico System
    2005 - 2010Board of Trustees, PR Science, Technology and Research Trust
    2006 - 2008Board for Clinical Research, PR Department of Health
    2007 - 2009Advisory Board on Women's Health, Wyeth
    2007Distinguished Ex-Alumni Biomedical Sciences, UPR School of Medicine
    2008 - 2013BRIC External Advisory Committee, UPR Cayey
    2008Fred Greenwood Award, RCMI PI/PD Association
    2008 - 2013Organizing Committee, AUTM Eastern Region
    2009 - 2013Advisory Board Women in Academic Medicine, Harvard University
    2009President, Healthcare Cluster, PR Healthcare Council
    2010 - 2011Member NCRR-NIH Council, National Center for Research Resources
    2012 - 2013Board of Directors, Maria Reina School System
    2013External Advisory Committee, Hunter College

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    Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet received her B.A. in Education from the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, her M.S. and Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, and a postdoctoral training in renal physiology at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined the faculty of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Puerto Rico Medical School in 1982. Her academic experience includes teaching medical, graduate and dental students, as well as maintaining an active Research Center in Minority Institutions (RCMI) program focusing on developing research infrastructure since 1986. She is a co-inventor in two patents on the area of flow cytometry. Dr. Fernández-Repollet served as Vice President for Research and Technology at the University of Puerto Rico from 2003-2009. She was a member of the Puerto Rico Trust for Science, Technology and Research, an autonomous entity created to provide ongoing funding for research and development projects and infrastructure advancements in the Island. She has also served on a number of review groups and advisory committees of the National Institutes of Health, including the committee for developing the National Center for Research Resources Strategic Plans for 2004-2008 and 2009-2013 and the National Advisory Research Resources Council at NCRR-NIH. She was also the President of the National RCMI Program Directors Association from 2003-2006, Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Center for Quantitative Cytometry from 1990-2004, and member the Board of Directors of the Alliance for the Economic Development of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Diabetes Center. Dr. Fernández-Repollet served as Vice President of INDUNIV, an industry-university research consortium from 2003-2009 and as President of the Puerto Rico Health Care Council from 2011-2012. In 2007, Dr. Fernández-Repollet was recognized as Distinguished Ex-Alumni Graduate by the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus. She received the 2008 Fred Greenwood Award in recognition of her contributions in the area of research administration and health disparities. She is currently a member of the External Advisory Committees of the RCMI Basic and Translational Research Center for Reducing Health Disparities at Hunter College, New York and the RCTR Meharry Clinical and Translational Research Center (MeTRC) at Meharry Medical College, Tennessee. She is also Chair of the Steering Committee of the RCMI Translational Research Network (RTRN), a national network of RCMI institutions.

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    G12RR003051     (FERNANDEZ-REPOLLET, EMMA)Mar 1, 1981 - Jul 31, 2016
    Center for Collaborative Research in Health Disparities
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R23DK035900     (FERNANDEZ-REPOLLET, EMMA)Apr 1, 1986 - Mar 31, 1989
    Role: Principal Investigator

    G12MD007600     (FERNANDEZ-REPOLLET, EMMA)Sep 1, 1997 - Sep 19, 2017
    Center for Collaborative Research in Health Disparities
    Role: Principal Investigator

    U54MD007600     (FERNANDEZ-REPOLLET, EMMA)Sep 1, 1997 - Jun 30, 2022
    Center for Colaborative Research in Minority Health and Health Disparities
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R25RR017415     (FERNANDEZ-REPOLLET, EMMA)Jan 1, 2003 - Dec 31, 2008
    Role: Principal Investigator

    U13MD014961     (OFILI, ELIZABETH O.)Sep 23, 2019 - Aug 31, 2021
    Collaborative Approaches to Advance Minority Health and Health Disparities Research for Biology to Bedside and Social Determinants
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Heredia-Negron F, Alamo-Rodriguez N, Oyola-Velazquez L, Nieves B, Carrasquillo K, Hochheiser H, Fristensky B, Daluz-Santana I, Fernandez-Repollet E, Roche-Lima A. Evaluation of AIML + HDR-A Course to Enhance Data Science Workforce Capacity for Hispanic Biomedical Researchers. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023 02 03; 20(3). PMID: 36768092.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Ofili EO, Schanberg LE, Hutchinson B, Sogade F, Fergus I, Duncan P, Hargrove J, Artis A, Onyekwere O, Batchelor W, Williams M, Oduwole A, Onwuanyi A, Ojutalayo F, Cross JA, Seto TB, Okafor H, Pemu P, Immergluck L, Foreman M, Mensah EA, Quarshie A, Mubasher M, Baker A, Ngare A, Dent A, Malouhi M, Tchounwou P, Lee J, Hayes T, Abdelrahim M, Sarpong D, Fernandez-Repollet E, Sodeke SO, Hernandez A, Thomas K, Dennos A, Smith D, Gbadebo D, Ajuluchikwu J, Kong BW, McCollough C, Weiler SR, Natter MD, Mandl KD, Murphy S. The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) Cardiovascular Implementation Study (CVIS): A Research Registry Integrating Social Determinants to Support Care for Underserved Patients. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 05 10; 16(9). PMID: 31083298.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Ofili EO, Tchounwou PB, Fernandez-Repollet E, Yanagihara R, Akintobi TH, Lee JE, Malouhi M, Garner ST, Hayes TT, Baker AR, Dent AL, Abdelrahim M, Rollins L, Chang SP, Sy A, Hernandez BY, Bullard PL, Noel RJ, Shiramizu B, Hedges JR, Berry MJ, Bond VC, Lima MF, Mokuau N, Kirken RA, Cruz-Correa M, Sarpong DF, Vadgama J, Yates C, Kahn SA, Soliman KF, Perry G, Pezzano M, Luciano CA, Barnett ME, Oyekan A, Kumar D, Norris KC. The Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Translational Research Network: Building and Sustaining Capacity for Multi-Site Basic Biomedical, Clinical and Behavioral Research. Ethn Dis. 2019; 29(Suppl 1):135-144. PMID: 30906162.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Fernandez-Repollet E, Locatis C, De Jesus-Monge WE, Maisiak R, Liu WL. Effects of summer internship and follow-up distance mentoring programs on middle and high school student perceptions and interest in health careers. BMC Med Educ. 2018 May 02; 18(1):84. PMID: 29716582.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Gonz?lez-Espada W, D?az-Mu?oz G, Feli?-M?jer M, Flores-Otero J, Fortis-Santiago Y, Guerrero-Medina G, L?pez-Casillas M, Col?n-Ramos DA, Fern?ndez-Repollet E. Assessing a Science Graduate School Recruitment Symposium. Cuad Investig Educ. 2015 Dec; 30:55-70. PMID: 26770074.
    6. Fern?ndez-Repollet E, Torres JA. Translating science into better health: the power of diversity and multicultural engagement. Guest editors' message. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 Nov; 24(4 Suppl):x-xi. PMID: 24241271.
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    7. Fern?ndez-Repollet E. Message from the VP for Research and Technology. P R Health Sci J. 2009 Sep; 28(3):219. PMID: 19715113.
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    8. Schwartz A, Gaigalas AK, Wang L, Marti GE, Vogt RF, Fernandez-Repollet E. Formalization of the MESF unit of fluorescence intensity. Cytometry B Clin Cytom. 2004 Jan; 57(1):1-6. PMID: 14696057.
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    9. Killien M, Bigby JA, Champion V, Fernandez-Repollet E, Jackson RD, Kagawa-Singer M, Kidd K, Naughton MJ, Prout M. Involving minority and underrepresented women in clinical trials: the National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health. J Womens Health Gend Based Med. 2000 Dec; 9(10):1061-70. PMID: 11153102.
      Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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