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Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute

USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute

Supporting the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute

The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute is more than a world-class research facility; it’s a center of hope for those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders—both the patients and their families. 

The institute brings together USF’s successful laboratory and clinical research programs which are dedicated to treating and preventing memory disorders.  Additional services are offered to help family members cope with the stressors of care giving; and educational programs are available to better train healthcare workers in this professional space.

Your support provides vital resources for Alzheimer's research, clinical activities, and caregiver education.

Current Areas in Need of Support

mobile clinic

Clinical Trials
Mobile Memory Research Suite

One of the biggest obstacles for Alzheimer’s Clinical trials is patient retention. Specifically, access to the trials is challenged by transportation issues. Our mobile clinical trial unit dramatically improves retention by bringing the necessary personnel and equipment directly to participants in their respective communities at no cost to the participant. All fees associated with the operations of the mobile unit are supported by generous donors.

Click the button below to support the Mobile Memory Research Suite

Support Mobile Research

caregiver support

Caregiver Education/Support

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or other dementias can be emotionally, physically and financially overwhelming. The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute is committed to helping caregivers throughout their journey by offering educational programs and hosting support group seminars. The Caregiver Education and Support Fund was established to ensure quality programs are offered to patients and their families at minimal expense to them.

Click the button below to support our Caregiver Support and Education Programs

Support Caregiver Programs

laboratory research

Laboratory Research

State-of-the-art laboratories and equipment are essential for investigators to pursue new avenues of discovery. New lab spaces and a number of vital equipment needs have been identified for future investment to ensure our scientists have all the resources they require.

Click the button below to support our Research Laboratories

Support Research Laboratories

Gift Options

There are many ways you can make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Choose the gift that best fits your requirements:

Outright Gifts

Outright Gifts provide funds for institute core operations including maintaining the facility, ongoing research, lectures and educational seminars and resources. For more information please visit

Planned Gifts

Planned Gifts allow you to leave a legacy in the fight against Alzheimer's by remembering the institute in your estate plans. Some planned gifts provide you with a current income stream while providing future funds for the Institute. For more information on including the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's in your estate plans please visit

Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts are a special way to remember a loved one or friend who has passed from Alzheimer's or its complications. You may make a gift online, or mail your gift. To direct gifts to the Institute, please note the following:

Checks should be made out to "USF Foundation, Inc." and mailed to:

USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute
Attn. Dan Minor
4202 East Fowler Avenue, ALC 100
Tampa FL 33620

Gift acknowledgements are sent monthly to identified family members.

We are grateful for your interest in supporting the fight
against Alzheimer's and the vital work being conducted at
the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute.

caregiver and man in wheelchair at the garden

 If you would like information concerning one of these areas or a new funding opportunity, please contact :

Dan Minor
Senior Director, USF Health Development 
(813) 396-0731

To make your gift securely online please click below.

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