Florida Center for Allergy and Asthma Research

Center Information

Florina Shawwaf
Florida Center for Allergy and Asthma Research
9035 Sunset Drive # 202
Miami, FL 33173

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases


Florida Center for Allergy and Asthma Research specializes in conducting clinical trials for indications of pediatric and adult allergy and asthma. Specific additional interests are allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, urticaria, asthma in pregnancy and venom allergy,Our research centers are located in South Miami and Aventura. Our research team includes three investigators, three sub-investigators, four study coordinators, and numerous support staff.


Our research team has more than 30 years experience in clinical research and has conducted multiple asthma and rhinitis trials. Our investigators and staff have extensive experience with phase II, III, and IV trials. Our clinical offices provide us with a database of approximately 10,000 patients per year who suffer from allergies and asthma.

We are always interested in conducting new trials for asthma, allergic rhinitis, urticaria, sinusitis, food allergies and any other allergy related problems. Some of the sponsors we have worked with include Genentech, GSK,

Merck, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Amgen, GlaxoSmithKline and others. We have also worked with CROs such as PPD, Quintiles, PRA, Covance, Parexel, only to name a few.


Florida Center for Allergy and Asthma Research has two research facilities located 30 miles apart. Our centers are fully equipped to perform any procedure required in the clinical trials that we conduct. We have all of the emergency equipment needed for an adverse event and are located very close to two major hospitals: Baptist Hospital and Aventura Hospital. We provide ample space for monitors to work comfortably, with phone, fax, DSL and copy machines readily available. Our centers are conveniently located close the Miami International Airport and Ft. Lauderdale Airport in cosmopolitan areas with many good hotels and restaurants. We are easily accessible by car and public transportation.


Michael P. Pacin, M.D. received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and completed his fellowship in allergy and immunology at the University of California Irvine. Dr. Pacin has been a principal investigator in a multitude of clinical research trials over the past thirty years. Dr. Pacin is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Allergy & Immunology.

Jaime Landman, M.D. has been with Florida Center for Allergy and Asthma Research since 1994 and has been an investigator in several of our clinical research studies. Dr. Landman is Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Allergy & Immunology. He is a member of both the American College of Allergy and Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology. He received his M.D. from the University of Peru and completed his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Ileana Rodicio, M.D. has been with the research center since 2003 and has participated in several trial as a Sub Investigator. Dr. Rodicio is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She received her MD degree from the Higher Institute of Medical Sciences in Havana, Cuba and completed her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Weill Cornell medical College in New York.


Florina Shawwaf, MS , CRC has been working with the research center for 10 years as a clinical research coordinator. She has a MS from the University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. During the past 10 years she has coordinated over 80 asthma and allergic rhinitis clinical trials.


We are located in a highly diverse urban area of more than two million people. We have developed an extensive patient data base due to our reputation and longevity in the community. Our patient population is composed of 40% pediatrics and 60% adults. We have all the countries of South and Central America as well as Asian, Caribbean and indigenous Indians represented in our ethnic communities.

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