21 May 2018

Smith HeadMay 21, 2018 --The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. announces the introduction of HR 5900,* “National Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Control and Accountability Act of 2018’’ into the US House of Representatives by Congressman Christopher H. Smith (NJ-4). The Act will establish the Office of Oversight and Coordination for Tick-Borne Diseases in the Office of the Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS) to be headed by a director appointed by the Secretary.  Representatives Peterson (D-MN7), Faso (R-NY19), Comstock (R-VA10) and Posey (R-FL8) have joined Mr. Smith in co-sponsoring the bill.

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21 April 2018

2015 Chris Smith and Pat SmithThe Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, signed into law on March 23, 2018 (Public Law 115-141), funds the Federal government through Sept. 30, 2018. It includes increased funding of $12.2 million for CDC’s vector-borne diseases activities and an increase of $353.6 million for the National Institutes of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, NIAID, which is the NIH Institute that funds Lyme disease research, influenza, and other infectious diseases.

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03 May 2017

2017 NJProclam Rible Kean Pat loWall, NJ---Almost 400,000 cases of Lyme disease occur in the US annually, something recognized by Assemblymen David Rible and Sean Kean (R-30) who on May 19 presented the Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) President, Pat Smith, Wall Township, with a Joint Legislative Resolution from the NJ Senate and General Assembly introduced by them and Senator Robert Singer (R-30). In part, it states: “...Be It Resolved by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey: That this Legislature hereby joins in the observance of Lyme Disease Awareness month during May 2017, salutes the Lyme Disease Association Inc. for its outstanding dedication and commitment, and urges all New Jerseyans to learn the prevention methods and techniques utilized in the removal of ticks;...”

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14 March 2016

aincest.com2012-PatSmithHeadShot2012-PatSmithHeadShotWall NJ--Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) President Pat Smith has been appointed to the Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Programmatic Panel for the Tick-Borne Disease Research Program (TBDRP), a new program in the Department of Defense's (DoD) Office

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16 September 2015

NJ 9/2015 - LDA announces availability of scholarships for its annual conference, Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Science Bridging the Gap, Warwick, Rhode Island, November 14-15. Jointly provided by Columbia University. More scholarships available: Date to apply extended until October 15.

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