Dr. Terndrup is an Emergency Medicine specialist with over 30 years of clinical, educational, and research experience in the provision of emergency medical care, with venues ranging from remote rural, to suburban community, and large urban academic hospital facilities. He founded the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a full academic department at the School of Medicine. He also established the Center for Emerging Infections and Disaster Preparedness (CEIEP) in order to address issues associated with emerging infections and disaster preparedness through multidisciplinary research, training and service programs. He transitioned to Penn State University (PSU), his alma matter (COM class 1981), in October, 2006. At PSU, he directed approximately 220 full time employees in their pursuit of high quality emergency medical care and education. At Penn State he was instrumental in developing interdisciplinary groups to focus on systemic hypothermia, sepsis improvements, and emergency care clinical trials. As an example, Penn State leads the national in enrollment in the Protocolized Care for Early Septic Shock (ProCESS), reduced the observed to expected mortality for sepsis patients by 36%, and an ongoing contributor to the Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials group.