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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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 provide funds for institute core operations including maintaining the facility, ongoing research, lectures and educational seminars and resources.
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.
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. Daniel Minor
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC70
Tampa FL 33612
Gift acknowledgements are sent monthly to identified family members.