The Lyme Disease Association designed a special 3 prong Campaign to help support scientific research at the Columbia Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center […]
Columbia Lyme & TBD Research Center
The national New Jersey-based Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) and Connecticut-based Time For Lyme (TFL) who are affiliated organizations, partnered with Columbia in the development of this center concept and devoted a large percent of their efforts and resources over 5 years to funding the endowment for the Center. People nationwide contributed to make this effort a success.
The Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center will use the vast resources of Columbia University in New York to bring together various disciplines from within and outside of the university to address fundamental clinical and basic science questions that plague adults and children affected by Lyme disease.
The clinical and research mission includes studies of new diagnostic tests, clinical phenomenology, immunopathogenesis, co-infections, genetic markers of vulnerability, functional and structural brain imaging, neuoropathology of post-mortem brains, and well-controlled studies of new treatments. This Center, the first such facility in the world devoted to chronic Lyme disease, will serve as a national resource, providing pilot grants to researchers nation-wide and focusing the latest scientific technology on helping to resolve the problems of chronic Lyme disease.
Columbia Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center Fundraiser – Order by Nov. 2 Come have dinner at Carmine’s and see the new musical MEMPHIS with the Columbia Lyme Center on Thursday, November 19 in NYC. It’s a hot show, lots of "bring it home and sing it" music, fabulous male and female leads. Limited seating. […]
For patients and families, physicians and researchers in need of information about chronic Lyme disease. A powerful and credible source of Lyme-related materials, it represents the only academic research center in the country to focus multidisciplinary research on chronic Lyme. Synonymous with the Center’s mission, the website offers up-to-date resources, new research results from Columbia […]
April 30, 2007 Author Rebecca Wells on Lyme disease and the opening of the Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University (5 minute video, the first two black screens have no sound) View with: RealPlayer View with: Windows Media Player
QUOTES ON THE OPENING Of THE LYME & TICK-BORNE DSIEASES RESEARCH CENTER AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Pat Smith, LDA President “This is a banner day for everyone connected to Lyme disease and those at risk for tick-borne diseases. Columbia University now houses a premier center which will focus efforts on a definitive Lyme test, chronic Lyme […]
Contact: Pat Smith, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. email: Lymeliter@aol.com or 888-366-6611 For Immediate Release A FIRST! LYME & TICK-BORNE DISEASES RESEARCH CENTER OPENS AT COLUMBIA THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH LYME DISEASE ASSOCIATION & TIME FOR LYME Author Amy Tan calls it “Center for Hope” for patients Wall Township, NJ, April 2007 – In a move that […]
April 30, 2007 A Dream to Reality Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University Medical Center! LDA & TFL say: Thank You, Lyme Disease Community, For Your Support! The Lyme Disease Association and Time For Lyme want to thank the Lyme community for helping to make this dream of a research center a […]
Congress of the United States House of Representatives April 30, 2007 Committees: Foreign Affairs Africa and Global Health Subcommittee – Ranking Member Western Hemisphere Subcommittee Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe – Ranking Member Dean, New Jersey Delegation Dear Friends, I sincerely regret that I cannot be with you today as I have […]
LDA Remarks at Opening of Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University April 30, 2007 , Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. Since the discovery of Lyme disease over 30 years ago in Connecticut, millions of people have acquired it in the United States alone, yet its sickest victims have been […]