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Florida Node Alliance (FNA)

The Florida Node Alliance (FNA), housed at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, is one of 13 Nodes of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN). Under the leadership of Co-Principal Investigators, Drs. José Szapocznik and Lisa Metsch, and Node Executive Director, Dr. Viviana Horigian, the FNA counts with more than 17 years of experience developing and testing interventions for substance abuse through the implementation of rigorous randomized clinical trials in real world settings. Through partnerships with health systems, community-based specialty treatment providers, and practice-based research networks, UM scientists aim to develop, validate, and implement clinical trials that are practical, innovative, and relevant to drug abuse screening, early intervention and treatment for a broad range of populations affected by drug misuse.

Currently in its fourth, 5-year cycle, the FNA brings to the CTN unique expertise with adolescent treatment, the HIV care continuum in substance using populations, e-Health, training/dissemination, and work with Hispanic populations. Further, with collaborators in Florida, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and beyond, the FNA brings a diverse geographic and regional representation that allows for great diversity and generalizability in types of studies conducted. Through bi-directional, translational partnerships, the FNA supports the development and implementation of clinical trials that are practical and relevant to drug abuse treatment in multiple and diverse settings.

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