2012-ColumbiaTeamColumbia Research TeamSince 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.

16 March 2018

The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) has been funding research nationwide over its 26 year history, awarding 112 research grants to date Click here for list of grants.  To date, 45 journal publications have resulted from LDA funding/support Publications LDA-Funded research...

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16 March 2018

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.

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14 March 2018

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 and a link to the publication itself when possible. When a journal has multiple publications, click on the year in which you are interested.

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27 October 2016

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.

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05 June 2013

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 study is to determine the cause of illness in patients in Florida and Georgia with suspected Lyme disease based on EM-like skin lesions and/or symptoms consistent with early localized or late disseminated Lyme borreliosis. Using PCRs developed specifically for Lyme group Borrelia spp., followed by DNA sequencing for confirmation, Clark et al identified Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato DNA in samples of blood and skin and also in lone star ticks (Amblyomma americanum) removed from patients who live in or were exposed to ticks in Florida or Georgia. This is the study that presents combined PCR and DNA sequence evidence of infection with Lyme Borrelia spp. in human patients in the southern U.S., and that demonstrates that several B. burgdorferi sensu lato species may be associated with Lyme disease-like signs and symptoms in southern states.

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