The list of Fiscal Year 2018 Tick-Borne Disease Research Program Career Development Award applications recommended for funding is for informational purposes only. Identification on the list of applications recommended for funding is not intended to either confer a right to funding nor does it guarantee funding. The award of federal funds to support any of […]
Govt. Departments & Agencies
The Government Department & Agencies section on the submenu includes federal government departments such as Health & Human Services (HHS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of Education (USDE). Often agencies under these departments adopt policies that affect Lyme & TBD, such as those from the CDC and NIH, both agencies are under HHS. The HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working group can be found under HHS. Military can be found under DoD. From time to time, the LDA will post articles in these sections that pertain to Lyme disease/TBD that might be of interest or importance to the public, including policies and rule making being considered or adopted.
Candy Brassard, Senior Biologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs; C. Ben Beard, PhD, Director, Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention at a Meeting at EPA on Lyme in Virginia in 2006.
On November 20, 2018, the HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer, CTO, announced a Lyme Innovation initiative which aims to accelerate innovation in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases through the development of next-gen technologies, interdisciplinary collaborations, and data-driven innovations for tick-borne diseases. LDA President Pat Smith was invited participant by HHS […]
The FY19 Tick-Borne Disease Research Program (TBDRP) Program Announcements managed by the Department of Defense (DOD) office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) are now posted to grants.gov and on the CDMRP website here. FY19 funding opportunities available for the Tick-Borne Disease Research Program (TBDRP) include: · Career Development Award · Idea Award · […]
The National Institutes of Health put out a request for information in February 2019 for stakeholders to submit specific comments that were to be submitted through an online form. The NIH is developing a strategic plan to advance tick-borne disease (TBD) research and development over the next five years and beyond. The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. […]
The May 10, May 15-16, and June 21, 2018 meeting summaries of the HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group are now available. Click on the following links and then click on “Meeting Summary.” June 21, 2018, TBDWG Meeting (on-line) May 15-16, 2018, TBDWG Meeting (in-person) May 10, 2018, TBDWG Meeting (on-line) The May 10, […]
The May 10, May 15-16, and June 21, 2018 meeting summaries of the HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group are now available. Click on the following links and then click on “Meeting Summary.” June 21, 2018, TBDWG Meeting (on-line) May 15-16, 2018, TBDWG Meeting (in-person) May 10, 2018, TBDWG Meeting (on-line) Click here to view […]
The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force) was established to propose updates to best practices and issue recommendations that address gaps or inconsistencies for managing chronic and acute pain. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is overseeing this effort with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of […]
The CDC released a series of articles and papers on the new tick Haemaphysalis longicornis (Hl), also known as the Asian longhorned tick, which has already spread to 8 other states after being discovered in NJ in 2017. Read about a call to action for vector-borne disease prevention and control to include a national strategy. […]
Congressman Chris Smith Press Release – 2018 Tick-Borne Disease Working Group Report Confirms Lyme is Spreading, Time for Action is Now
First biennial report to Congress gives blueprint for federal response 2018 Tick-Borne Disease Working Group Report Confirms Lyme is Spreading, Time for Action is Now Washington, Nov 14, 2018 | Matt Hadro ((202) 225-3765) The 2018 Tick-Borne Disease Working Group Report to Congress—the very first report by the new HHS Working Group—confirms what Rep. Chris […]