LDA Meets With NIH Lyme Officials

Spring 2009, Dr. Betty Maloney, Minnesoto; Tim Lynagh, Legislative Director for Congressman Christopher Smith (NJ-4); and Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association; in the office of Congressman Chris Smith (not pictured) after a meeting with NIH Lyme Disease Program officials on the problems with Lyme disease, a NIH Lyme research agenda, and how patients are being affected by the lack of knowledge of the disease.

The following officials from NIH were present at the meeting: 

Carole Heilman, Ph.D., serves as Director of the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) at NIAID. DMID supports research to prevent and control diseases caused by virtually all human infectious agents with the exception of HIV, which is covered by the NIAID Division of AIDS.

Joseph J. Breen, Ph.D., Bacteriology Program Officer, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, NIAID

Adriana Marques, Ph.D., Head, Clinical Studies Unit, Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, NIAID, NIH

Click here for pdf of 5/18/09 minutes of the NIAID Council meeting where mention of the Lyme disease meeting 4/30/09 with the LDA was noted on page 3.