USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute


There are currently 10 Alzheimer’s specific laboratory research initiatives occurring at the Byrd. The exact focus and personnel associated with these labs can be found here.

While there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s yet, we do run numerous Clinical Trials testing the benefits of various treatments. Information to learn more about our current trials and how to enroll can be found here.

Undergraduate slots are limited and highly competitive. First, you should submit your CV/resume to the Office for Undergraduate Research. They will screen applicants and forward those who best match our needs to our PIs. Second, if you have prior experience working in labs, you may email a letter of interest with CV attached to the PI that best matches your interests. All PIs can be found here.

We are appreciative of all gifts. Donations can be made to a general fund or for directed purposes. Details regarding individual gifts, estate planning and endowments can be found by clicking on the Donate tab on the home page.

Alzheimer’s impacts caregivers more than most any other disease.  Click on the Caregivers tab to read out our support groups and caregiver workshops. 

We offer education and training for health care providers and can create custom curriculum for memory care facilities and other providers and businesses. The professional services tab provides information about our workshops and training opportunities. 

For information to schedule an appointment, go to the Patient Care tab. Then click on Patient Resources  and then Patient Education Materials. This will explain the process in detail. You must first print and complete a New Patient Appointment Request Form.  Mail it or fax it to our office. Once we receive it, it will be reviewed and then you will receive a phone call to schedule an appointment. To have the form mailed to you, please call the clinic at 813-974-4355.

For directions to the Byrd, go to the Home page and click on the About Tab an then click on the link for the location. Free valet parking is offered to all patients at our main entrance.   If you have a handicapped tag, you can still use the valet parking so you do not have to walk up the hill. Self-parking is only available at the Morsani Garage behind the Byrd Institute, which requires a walk of about 500 yards.