LDA Programs & Achievements
The Lyme Disease Association has worked hard to provide programs which will lead to the prevention and cure of Lyme disease. LDA has been successful in partnering with Time for Lyme, its Connecticut affiliate, to open the Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases research Center at Columbia University where researchers are studying chronic Lyme disease. LDA has established Literati with Lyme, famous authors who have Lyme disease themselves who work to educate others, and LDA has hosted 20 Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Scientific Conferences, 18 in conjunction with Columbia University. Over 100 grants have been awarded for scientific research and education projects. LDA also has a track record of writing and/or actively supporting successful Lyme disease legislation in many states and specific language and monies for Lyme disease at the federal level.
Congressman Christopher H. Smith ((NJ-4) addresses the overflow audience at the June 2, 2010 Lyme Disease Congressional Forum in Wall Township, New Jersey which he hosted.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lincoln Almond – Governor of Rhode Island Michael R. Bloomberg – Mayor of New York City, New York Richard Blumenthal – Attorney General of Connecticut Howard Dean, M.D. – Governor of Vermont Christopher J. Dodd – US Senator, CT Brian A Fallon, M.D., M.P.H. – Columbia University Gerald D. Fischbach, M.D. – Columbia University Serphin […]
Who will head the Center and advise it? The Director of the Center will be Dr. Brian Fallon, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. The Scientific Advisory Board for the Columbia Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center brings together internationally-renowned scientists, including Dr. Claire Fraser (led the team […]