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Michael Terrin, M.D., C.M.,Ph.D. 
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Michael Terrin, M.D., C.M.,Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Terrin is an internist with subspecialty certification in pulmonary medicine, and an MPH in epidemiology. Dr. Terrin has directed or been deputy director of Coordinating Centers for more than 20 studies with emphases on clinical trials and cohort studies. He is presently Principal Investigator of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) sponsored Non-Invasive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Clinical Trial (N-TA3CT), and of the NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium Administrative Coordinating Center. He was Principal Investigator of the Data Coordinating Center for the NHLBI-sponsored Prospective Investigation of Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis (PIOPED) and the Data Coordinating Center for the NHLBI-sponsored Multicenter Study of Hydroxyurea in Sickle Cell Anemia (MSH). He teaches the graduate level course on clinical trials -- PREV 803 (Clinical Trials and Experimental Epidemiology) -- at the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) and convenes the trainee seminar for the Epidemiology of Aging (T32) trainees.

Dr. Terrin is mentor with Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) Principal Investigator, Andrew Goldberg, M.D., and assists the OAIC Principal Investigator, Jay Magaziner, Ph.D., in a clinical trial of exercise effects in elderly hip fracture patients. 

In 1979-1982, Dr. Terrin held a cardiovascular epidemiology training grant at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. He served on the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for the NIA-sponsored Randomized, Multi-Center, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled Trial of the Effects of Erythropoietin on Infarct Size and Left Ventricular Remodeling in Survivors of Large Myocardial Infarctions (REVEAL) and has served on DSMBs for National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)-sponsored studies conducted at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Terrin has dedicated his career to clinical investigations with an emphasis on coordinating center data functions. He serves on the National Institute on Aging (NIA) C-study section.

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