The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) has been funding research nationwide over its 26 year history, awarding 115 research grants to date Click here for list of grants. To date, 50 journal publications have resulted from LDA funding/support Publications LDA-Funded research. Additionally, researchers have presented their LDA-funded work at many conferences Conference Presentations Resulting from LDA-Funding. […]
Columbia Research Team
Since the LDA officially opened its doors in 1992, it has awarded 112 research grants from coast to coast. The Lyme Disease Association is one of the largest sources of private, nonprofit tick-bone diseases research funding in the United States. We strive to fund the most relevant research and cutting edge research aimed at investigating the prevention and treatment of tick-borne diseases. We choose projects led by top scientists who are able to publish in peer review to move the field forward.
LDA in partnership with an affiliate endowed the first center in the world to study chronic Lyme disease, which opened at Columbia University in 2007. The Center brings together researchers from various disciplines and from around the US.
The LDA has a long history of funding/supporting research projects. Below is a sample list of conference presentations that were made by researchers who received LDA funding for the work that was presented. The authors shown in green were the researchers who were provided the funding for the work that was presented, although multiple […]
The LDA has a long history of funding/supporting research projects that lead to real results. Below is the list of links to peer-reviewed articles that acknowledge LDA’s funding/support. Click on the publication link (or just scroll down to it) to see the authors, which authors LDA provided the funding for (green), and the abstract […]
35 + PUBLICATIONS & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS RESULTING FROM LYME DISEASE ASSOCIATION, INC FUNDING OR SUPPORT As of July 2013 Int J Med Sci 2013; 10(7):915-931. doi:10.7150/ijms.6273 Lyme Borreliosis in Human Patients in Florida and Georgia, USA Kerry L. Clark1, Brian Leydet1,2, Shirley Hartman3 1. Department of Public Health, University of […]
The ongoing controversy about Lyme disease in the South came a step closer to resolution today when Dr. Kerry Clark, University of N. Florida published his study entitled Lyme Borreliosis in Human Patients in Florida and Georgia, USA in the International Journal of Medical Science.LDA provided a grant for the study. The purpose of the […]
The LDA is pleased to announce the publication of new research which helps to determine the types of ticks, percent of each type found, and what percent of deer ticks carry Borrelia burgdorferi in areas of the Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont. Ticks were collected from five sites never before tested and there was […]
Steven Schutzer, MD speaking at 2008 LDA conference in San Francisco with Research Assistant Heather MatthewsThe national non-profit Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) awarded almost a quarter of a million dollars in new grant monies to Lyme and tick-borne diseases researchers, education groups and children who are Lyme patients in 2012. LDA is a national […]
Bacteria have been shown to form biofilms, complex groups of microorganisms that may form in hostile environments and be protective to the bacteria, but to date, had not been proven to be formed by Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb). A new study out of University of New Haven led by Dr. Eva Sapi has now demonstrated that […]
LDA strives to fund the most relevant and cutting edge research aimed at investigating the prevention and treatment of tick-borne diseases. We choose projects led by top scientists who are able to publish in peer review to move the field forward. Click here for list of grants RESULTS: The LDA awards have led to 50 […]