Before any drug, therapy, or any new diagnostic procedure can be used in clinical practice, it must first undergo a rigorous risk and efficacy assessment. This testing process is called a Clinical Trial. The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute has the expertise to safely and ethically oversee such efforts as part of our dedication to the prevention, treatment and cure of Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders.
The Byrd is involved in a number of research studies for people with no memory impairment and those with mild cognitive impairment or various stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Several of these studies investigate potential treatments that target the plaques and tangles in the brain. Some studies involve pills, while others use intravenous (IV) infusions. Some studies do not involve taking medications and some involve more advanced brain imaging techniques such as PET scans. While the qualifications, processes and expectations for participation are all different, the one constant is that we need your help!
If you are interested in participating in one of our many clinical trials, please go to the Clinical Trials Interview to schedule an appointment.