Supporter Questions

As part of UF Health, little has changed for The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology. The work of our scientists and their laboratories not only continues, it’s expanding.

This is why your support of this campus means more now than ever.

What has changed

Our Name

We are proud to be The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology. Our new name honors our past and builds a bridge to our collective future with the University of Florida. It reflects our mission to advance human health through research and underscores our message that we are a permanent part of Florida’s educational and research infrastructure.

The UF Scripps campus from its inner courtyard.

Our Leadership

David R. Nelson, M.D., senior vice president for health affairs at UF and president of UF Health, is the top administrator for the Florida campus. Local leadership remains in place with Patrick Griffin, Ph.D., scientific director. James Lapple, M.B.A., C.P.A., is our new chief financial officer. Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia, M.D., is associate vice president for research at UF Health, the Dr. Herbert A. Wertheim Professor of Inflammation Science, and director of the new Center for Inflammation Science and Systems Medicine at The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute.

David R. Nelson, M.D.,
Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Florida, and 
President, UF Health

Our Future

Our success as a biomedical research institution, combined with the clinical expertise of UF Health, is the beginning of a new era for translational discovery. We have access to a host of new resources that will help our scientists translate discoveries into cures at an accelerated pace ― improving outcomes for patients in the state of Florida and around the world. We are adding more faculty, along with data science and artificial intelligence technology, to help our scientists fight disease threats, address medical challenges and offer new educational opportunities for our students.

Michalina Janiszewska, Ph.D. studies cancer heterogeneity at UF Scripps.

What hasn’t changed

Where Your Money Goes

Your contributions stay here on the Florida campus, supporting scientists, students and initiatives that directly impact people in Florida. Our culture is highly entrepreneurial. The research is focused on unmet medical needs, and the learning experience for our students is high-impact and immersive. Thanks to you, it’s happening here.

Our People

There are approximately 500 people working on this campus. The faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, staff scientists, undergraduate and high school interns, and the administrative body are a critical part of our mission.

Our Vision

We remain steadfastly committed to our founders’ original vision: Hope for cures, dedication to discovery, elevation of science education, and seeding of economic opportunity through innovation.

Our Education Programs

The Florida branch of the Skaggs Graduate School of Chemical and Biological Sciences continues to operate in Jupiter. It has grown to include approximately 85 doctoral students, taught by nearly 40 faculty members.

Our Infrastructure

The Wertheim UF Scripps campus houses unique and extraordinary technological and drug-discovery resources for scientists. These include the molecular imaging center, equipped with cryo-electron microscopy, the robotic high-throughput molecular screening center with a library of hundreds of thousands of drug-like molecules, and the Natrual Products Discovery Center, where scientists mine a historic collection of microbe samples for genomic clues of biological potential to treat human diseases.

Common Questions

Are my gifts tax-deductible?

Yes. Gifts to the Wertheim UF Scripps Institute, as part of the University of Florida Foundation, are tax deductible. The University of Florida Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID #59-0974739) that works to inspire alumni and friends to support the University through private funds and other resources. The Foundation also serves as fiduciary, taking care of the gift assets to ensure they are used in accordance with our donors’ wishes. Charitable gifts are fully tax deductible.

How do I make a gift?

Give by Mail

Send a check to:
The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute
130 Scripps Way
Bldg. 4B2
Jupiter, FL 33458

Give by Phone

Call the gift processing office:
(8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET, Mon-Fri.)

What’s next

We are thrilled to remain in this community and energized by the possibilities the University of Florida and UF Health bring to our backyard. Reach out to Tracy Kerwin, senior director of advancement, with your questions and/or concerns, or to schedule a tour of the campus. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Tracy S Kerwin

Tracy S Kerwin

Executive Director Of Advancement
Phone: (561) 228-2055
Mailing Address:
Physical Address: