UF, Scripps Florida complete integration to create science research powerhouse
Two of the nation’s most respected research institutions have closed their transaction that adds a Florida powerhouse meant to accelerate the pace of biomedical discoveries that benefit patients. Effective April 2, the Florida campus of Scripps Research is integrated with and will now be part of the University of Florida’s academic health center as UF Scripps Biomedical Research.
The transaction between these two leading organizations — Scripps Florida with its stellar global reputation for biomedical research and UF Health, which has a wealth of clinical and biomedical research expertise ― results in a facility with the ability to translate biomedical discoveries into improved patient outcomes in Florida and around the world, leaders from both organizations said.
“For patients and scientists alike, this is a momentous day. When basic scientific discoveries move rapidly from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside, all of humanity sees a benefit,” said David R. Nelson, M.D., senior vice president for health affairs at UF and president of UF Health. “Scripps Florida scientists have impeccable reputations in their fields. Bringing them into UF’s research and educational enterprise will nurture many scientific and clinical breakthroughs.”