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The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute is a uniquely special institution, where state-of-the-art tools of drug discovery are available to bold thinkers willing to cross disciplines and attempt the seemingly impossible. When you make a gift to the institute, you support science, and the quest for a healthier future.


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Welcome to The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute!

Your support of research that explores human health and disease has great reach thanks to the integration of The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute with UF Health, the university's academic health science center. The values and ideals of superior research and education that you hold in high regard are ones that we share. Together, we can dramatically influence and shape vital medical research and education for the state of Florida and beyond. We are thrilled to be your partner and look forward to engaging with you. Thank you for your continued generosity as we forge a new path in research and education. — David R. Nelson, M.D., Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Florida, and President, UF Health


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The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology advances human health through biomedical research, drug discovery and clinical studies, while providing outstanding educational opportunities to inspire and train the next generation of scientists.

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Our scientists have helped develop potential new treatments for aggressive cancers, ALS, forms of muscular dystrophy, brain degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, rare genetic diseases, autism, addiction and more. Your gift could help ignite the next quest for a cure.

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THE WERTHEIM UF SCRIPPS 2024 innovation lectures

Outsmarting Cancer

On January 17, 2024, cancer researchers gathered with members of the community for an inspirational evening devoted to the solving challenges of cancer, a diagnosis received by nearly 2 million people a year in the United States. 

A video about the institute is played at the opening of the Outsmarting Cancer Innovation Lecture on Jan. 17. 2024 at The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology.

Building the innovation ecosystem

Innovating for Cures

At “Innovating for Cures,” innovators, philanthropists and venture capital investors discussed what’s required to accelerate biomedical research advances out of the lab and into the clinic.

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Champions of the Green

The BallenIsles Men’s Golf Association hosted their annual prostate cancer golf tournament on March 6. It was the 12th year they have raised funds for research at the institute.

The BallenIsles Men's Golf Association Prostate Cancer Golf Tournament was held March 6, 2024..

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Joseph A Mandernach

Joseph A Mandernach

Senior Associate Vice President / Chief Advancement Officer, UF Health
Phone: (352) 273-9622
Tracy S Kerwin

Tracy S Kerwin

Executive Director Of Advancement
Phone: (561) 228-2055
Alexandra Butler

Alexandra Butler

Associate Director Of Development & External Affairs
Phone: (561) 228-3360

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