News : 2016 : February

Scripps Florida Presents “HIV/AIDS – Pursuing the Cure” on Feb. 12

What if a single molecule could eliminate the AIDS virus? On February 12, at 4 p.m., Scripps Florida invites you to join a panel discussion on recent drug discoveries in the pursuit of a cure for HIV/AIDS.

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The lecture, followed by a reception, will be held at the Florida Scripps Fink Auditorium, 120 Scripps Way, Jupiter, FL.

Featured on the panel will be, Dr. Mario Stevenson, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Director of the HIV/AIDS Institute.

Also on the panel are representatives from Scripps Florida, Michael Farzan, Vice Chairman and Professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, and Susan Valenta, Associate Professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbial Science.

Jackson Kaguri, founder of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, CNN Hero and Global Citizen award winner, will be the event’s special guest.

The 2016 Scripps Florida “What If ” Discovery Lecture Series discusses some of the most deadly diseases that touch all of our lives. Learn what is being done to turn treatments into cures.

Since 2008, The Scripps Florida Research Institute has contributed to drug discovery in their biomedical research facilities.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to or call at (561)228-2496.