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Edvin Music

Assistant Director, Biostatistical and Data Management Core


Edvin comes to CRISMA from the School of Nursing, where he worked 13 years as Senior Data Manager on federally funded clinical trials. With over 15 years of experience in information technology, his primary role was to perform and oversee all data management processes, develop and program study systems, to provide on-site instruction, training, consultation and technical assistance to research investigators and their teams regarding data management, use of software, hardware acquisition and maintenance across multiple studies. In addition, he was involved in collaborating with vendors and programmers in evaluating and developing application and hardware solutions for different platforms including desktop, web, and mobile devices, training researchers, staff, and students in data management procedures, developing and maintaining web sites. He also led a data managers’ support group at the School of Nursing with its main goal to provide support, discussion, resolution of issues and broadening data management and technology group’s view by inviting outside speakers, group members’ presentations, and discussing and resolving current issues in the field. His latest projects involved managing budgets, managing and developing mobile technology solutions by assessing software and hardware needs for research projects, developing necessary client server infrastructure needed for project operations and management and working closely with the Carnegie Mellon University's programmers on delivery of those mobile applications within deadlines.

Edvin has participated in grant writing, has published first author abstracts and presented at national conferences several times.

Edvin is a member of Golden Key National Honor Society, recipient of the University of Pittsburgh's University Scholar Award back in 2000 and has made National Dean's List twice. He is also Adjunct Faculty at the Argosy Online in the Information Systems undergraduate program.

Edvin lives in Scott Twp, with his wife and two children and is an avid fan of the Steelers and Penguins.