USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute

About Us

Welcome to the Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute website. Throughout these pages, we hope that you will find inspiration, direction and hope from the work that our team is doing


The core mission of the Byrd institute includes the following:

  • Conduct laboratory research to understand the changes in the brain that cause Alzheimer's and other types of dementia  and to develop approaches to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease and memory loss.

  • Provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and ongoing medical care to individuals with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. 

  • To conduct clinical trials to test new medications to prevent  Alzheimer's disease, as well as medications to help those individuals with memory loss and Alzheimer's.

  • Support family caregivers by providing educational programs, a caregiver podcast, monthly support group, and resource material.

  • Provide education and training for health care providers, students and the community .