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Dr. Ennis and Colleagues Publish Article Discussing Complementary Care Practice-Based Research Network (CC-PBRN) in Complementary Therapies in Medicine

The Complementary Care Practice-Based Research Network (CC-PBRN), spearheaded by Dr. Nicole Ennis, has laid a strong foundation for the recruitment infrastructure necessary to study medical marijuana in the state of Florida.
The CC-PBRN, which was founded through an academic-industry partnership, has emerged as a statewide resource for patient-reported outcomes (PRO) research in medical marijuana, serving as a centralized repository that houses electronic health records (EHR) from Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida (MMTC), a private medical cannabis health system serving North, Central, and South Florida. Through this partnership, Dr. Ennis and the network have created a de-identified database for analyses that support hypothesis generation and study feasibility estimation, and they are well-poised to facilitate recruitment into future research studies, including observational studies and clinical trials.
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CC-PBRN Director Dr. Nicole Ennis (left), Assistant Director Dr. Cameron Vance (center), and Data Core Lead Russell Bradbury (right) are pictured above.
In a recent article published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Dr. Ennis, along with co-authors Dr. Cameron Vance (MMTC) and Russell Bradbury (FSU), discussed the genesis of the network, which is the first of its kind in the state of Florida, and provided cross-sectional descriptive analyses of the CC-PBRN’s currently active patients, totaling over 43,800 across 24 clinics. 
To read the full article, please click here.
To read an article in which Dr. Ennis was interviewed about medical marijuana in Florida, please click here.
To visit CC-PBRN's website, please click here.