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LDA Awards 94 Research Grants Since 1992 Print E-mail

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.

 

alt  RESULTS:  33 Peer review publications                         

 

  14 States:

  1-CA, 1-CO, 2-CT, 1-FL, 1-IL, 1-LA, 2-MA, 3-MD, 5-NJ, 9-NY, 5-PA, 1-RI, 1-VA, 1-VT

 

 

RECEIPIENTS (34) 

Gregory Bach, DO

Benjamin Luft, MD

Marylynn Barkley, MD, PhD

Alan MacDonald, MD

Manfred Bayer, MD

Mark E. McCaulley, MD

Steven Burke, MD

Zhaid B.M. Niazi, MD / Charles Pavia, PhD

Joseph Burrascano, Jr, MD

Nikhat Parveen, PhD 

Daniel Cameron, MD

Mario Phillip, MD

Kerry Clark, MPH, PhD

Steven Phillips, MD

Sam Donta, MD

Maria M. Picken, MD, PhD

Paul Duray, MD

Elizabeth Raveche, MD/ Schutzer, MD

Brian Fallon, MD

Eva Sapi, PhD

Martin Fried, MD

Ritchie Schoemaker, MD

David E. Fulford, PhD

H. Ralph Schumacher, MD / Bayer, MD

Andrea Gaito, MD

Steven Schutzer, MD

Alan R. Giese, PhD

David Younger, MD

Dolores E. Hill, PhD

Elyes Zhioua, PhD

Richard Horowitz, MD

Joshua Zimmerberg, PhD

James Krueger, MD, PhD / Schutzer, MD        

Joanna Lyon, MA

 

FACILITIES (24)

Allegheny Univ of the Health Sciences (PA)

Rockefeller University (NY)

Boston Medical Center

Science Center University City (PA)

Brigham & Woman's Hospital (MA)

Stony Brook University (NY)

Columbia Univ College of Physicians & Surgeons

Tulane Regional Primate Center (LA)

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 

University of California, Davis

Fox Chase Cancer Center (PA)

University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ

Jersey Shore Medical Center

University of New Haven (CT)

Lyndon State University (VT)

University of North Florida

New York University

University of Pennsylvania

New York Medical College

University of Rhode Island

New York State Psychiatric Institute

US Dept. of Agriculture (UDSA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH),  NASA (National

Aeronautics & Space Administration

Shenandoah School of Pharmacy (VA) 

 

 

94 GRANTS DISTRIBUTED SINCE  1992

  1. Connecticut 2012 - Eva Sapi, PhD:  University of New Haven. Equipment loan for Lyme research (in conjunction with TFL)  (ONGOING)
  2. New Jersey 2012 - Steven Schutzer MD: University of Medicine & Dentistry NJ. Borrelia Sequencing Project (EXTENSION, ONGOING)
  3. New York 2012 - Brian A. Fallon, MD: Columbia University Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center.  Neuronal Autoantibodies In Chronic Lyme Disease  (NEW)
  4. New York 2012 - Brian A. Fallon, MD: Columbia University Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center.  Research, not specified. (NEW)
  5. Virginia 2012 - Joanna Lyon, MA: Shenandoah School of Pharmacy. Genetic SNP variations as a potential causitive agent in long term Lyme disease susceptibilitiy (NEW)
  6. Connecticut 2011 - (Rollover of excess funds from past project) Eva Sapi, PhD: University of New Haven Immuno stainings on the Borrelia biofilm  (COMPLETED, PUBLISHED)
  7. New Jersey 2011 - Nikhat Parveen, PhD: University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ. Equipment loan for Lyme research (in conjunction with TFL)  (COMPLETED)
  8. New Jersey 2011 - Steven Schutzer, MD: University of Medicine & Dentistry NJ. Autopsy tissue for Bb (ON GOING)
  9. Vermont 2011 - Alan R. Giese, Ph.D: Lyndon State College (VT).  Black-legged Tick Population Dynamics and Lyme Prevalence in Vermont  (COMPLETED, PUBLISHED & CONFERENCE PRESENTATION)
  10. New Jersey 2010  - Nikhat Parveen, PhD: University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ. Equipment loan for Lyme research (in conjunction with TFL). (COMPLETED)
  11. Connecticut 2009 - XMRV in ticks.  Eva Sapi, PhD University of New Haven  (COMPLETED)
  12. Connecticut 2009 - Biofilms. Eva Sapi, PhD:University of New Haven  (COMPLETED, PUBLISHED)
  13. Connecticut 2009 - Time for Lyme (TFL), Greenwich. Specified for Research (COMPLETED)
  14. Florida 2009 - Investigations of Human Lyme Borreliosis in the Southern US. Dr. Kerry Clark, MPH, PhD: University of North Florida  (COMPLETED, CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, PUBLISHED)
  15. New Jersey 2009 - Steven Schutzer, MD: University of Medicine & Dentistry NJ. Research (ON GOING)
  16. New Jersey 2009 - Nikhat Parveen, PhD: University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ.  Equipment loan for Lyme research (in conjunction with TFL).  (COMPLETED)
  17. New York 2009 - Brian A. Fallon, MD Columbia University Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center. Establish a Specimen Bank (ONGOING, FREEZER PURCHASED)
  18. New Jersey 2008 - Nikhat Parveen, PhD: University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ. Equipment loan for Lyme research (in conjunction with TFL).  (COMPLETED)
  19. New York 2008 - Brian A. Fallon, MD: Columbia University.  CSF shipment for research project. (COMPLETED)
  20. New York 2008 - Brian A. Fallon, MD: Columbia University.  Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center. (COMPLETED, RESEARCH WEBSITE)
  21. New York 2008 - Dermatologic manifestations of Lyme. Steven Schutzer, UMDNJ; James Krueger, MD, PhD: Rockefeller University. (UPCOMING)
  22. New Jersey 2007 - Proteome project. Steven Schutzer, MD:  University of Medicine & Dentistry NJ.  (UNDERWAY)
  23. New Jersey 2007 - Sequencing project Steven Schutzer, MD: University of Medicine & Dentistry NJ.  (ON GOING, PUBLICATIONS)
  24. New Jersey 2007 - Cyst form project: Steven Schutzer MD: University of Medicine & Dentistry NJ  (MONEY SHIFTED TO ANOTHER PROJECT)
  25. New York  2007 - David Younger, MD, Neurology Research Foundation, New York University.  Neuromuscular center (CANCELLED BY RESEARCHER)
  26. New York 2006 - Brian A. Fallon, MD Columbia University Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center endowment  (COMPLETED, CENTER OPENED)
  27. New York 2006 - Alan MacDonald, MD.  Equipment purchased by LDA/TFL (microscope attachment) related to study of Lyme and Alzheimer’s and biofilm study.  This grant is awarded by LDA in conjunction with Time for Lyme in Connecticut.  (COMPLETED)
  28. New York 2006 - Profiling the Humoral Response to Bb Infection with Protein Microarrays.  Benjamin Luft, MD: Stony Brook LDA awarded this grant in conjunction with California Lyme Disease Association and Time for Lyme.  (EXTENSION, COMPLETED, PUBLISHED)
  29. Maryland 2005 - Isolation of pathogens of a lone star tick borne Lyme-like illness by human tissue culture and study of the molecular mechanisms of these pathogens.  Joshua Zimmerberg, MD: National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a joint NIH/NASA (National Aeronautics & Space Administration) project awarded through Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, Bethesda.  (COMPLETED)
  30. New Jersey 2005 - Co-infections in Lyme Disease; Steven Schutzer New Jersey Medical School.  This project is being done in conjunction with Columbia University and portions are also being funded by Time for Lyme.  (ONGOING)
  31. New York 2005 - Columbia University, New York. Contribution to be used as part of the endowment fund for the proposed Columbia Lyme Disease Research Center as per agreement.  (COMPLETED)
  32. New Jersey 2004 - Supplement to Borrelia Sequencing Project: microarrays.  Steven Schutzer, MD: New Jersey Medical School.  (ONGOING)
  33. New York 2004 - Lyme disease research through brain imaging work with Lyme disease patients. Dr. Brian Fallon: Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene.  (COMPLETED)
  34. New York  2004 - Anti-inflammatory Effects of Antimicrobial Agents.  Brian Fallon, MD: Columbia University (COMPLETED, CONF. PRESENTATIONS)
  35. New York 2004 - A Retrospective Study of Lyme Disease Patient Records, phase 2. Joseph Burrascano, MD (COMPLETED, DATA BASE DEVELOPED, CONFERENCE PRESENTATION)
  36. Pennsylvania  2004 - The Infection Rate of Borrelia burgdorferi in the Peromyscus leucopus Population on Presque Isle State Park.  David E. Fulford, Ph.D. and Cynthia E. Rebar, Ph.D: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  (COMPLETED)
  37. New York 2003 - Brian Fallon: Columbia University.  PET Imaging of 8 patients with history of well-documented Lyme disease who have persistent cognitive impairment but who are now seronegative.  (STUDY CANCELLED, FUND DIVERTED TO ANOTHER COLUMBIA LYME RESEARCH PROJECT)
  38. New York 2003 - Identifying the Nerve Pathways & Brain Structures Affected by Chronic Lyme Encephalopathy: brain parcellation mapping.  Brian Fallon, MD: Columbia University.  (UNDERWAY)
  39. New York 2003 - Contribution to Columbia University as part of the endowment agreement for the endowed chronic Lyme disease research center discussed above.  (CENTER OPENED)
  40. New York 2003 - Identification of labs with greatest sensitivity and specificity for chronic Lyme disease.  Brian Fallon: Columbia University  (COMPLETED, CONFERENCE PRESENTATION, PUBLICATION)
  41. Illinois 2002 - Species Identification of a Lone Star Tick-Associated Spirochete from Southeast Missouri and Development of a PCR-Based Assay for testing of Patient Samples. Maria M. Picken, MD, PhD  (CANCELLED BY RESEARCHER)
  42. Massachusetts 2002 - Binding and Uptake of Borrelia burgdorferi into Nervous System Cells.  Boston University Medical Center: Sam Donta, MD  (INCOMPLETE, RESEARCHER TERMINATED BEFORE CONCLUSION)
  43. New Jersey 2002 - Borrelia Burgdorferi--Specific Immune Complexes in Acute Lyme Disease. Steven Schutzer: UMDNJ Medical School  (COMPLETED, PUBLISHED)
  44. New Jersey 2002 - Confirmation of Chronic Lyme by PCR of Intestinal Biopsies. Martin Fried, MD: Jersey Shore Medical Center (CANCELLED BY RESEARCHER)
  45. New York 2002 - Brain SPECT imaging in Lyme disease, Brian Fallon, MD: Columbia University(COMPLETED, CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS)
  46. New York 2002 - Mass Spectrometry and Proteomic Diagnosis of Lyme Disease.   Steve Schutzer, MD: UMDNJ  (COMPLETED)
  47. New York 2002 - The Neurochemical impact of Lyme disease on the Brain: An In-vivo study using MR Spectroscopy.  Brian A. Fallon: Columbia University start date (FOLDED INTO CEFTRIAXONE STUDY)
  48. New York 2002 - A Retrospective Study of Lyme Disease Patient Records, phase 1. Joseph Burrascano, MD  (COMPLETE, PATIENT DATA BASE DEVELOPED)
  49. New York 2002 - Columbia University, New York.  Endowment fund contribution for the proposed Columbia Lyme Disease Research Center, as per agreement.  (COMPLETE BUT CENTER ENDOWMENT ONGOING)
  50. New York 2002 - Lyme Disease Retreatment Study. Daniel Cameron, MD (COMPLETED, CONFERENCE PRESENTATION)
  51. Pennsylvania 2002 - Supplement to Effects of Low Frequency Magnetic Fields on Borrelia Burgdorferi, Manfred Bayer, MD, Science Center University City, Philadelphia  (COMPLETED) 
  52. Connecticut 2001 - Steve Phillips, MD. A Blinded Controlled Blood Culture Study of Patients with Physician witnessed Erythema Migrans to Assess for the Presence of Borrelia Burgdorferi (COMPLETED, PUBLISHED)
  53. New Jersey 2001 - Comparative Genetic Study. Steven Schutzer, University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey  (ONGOING, 3 PUBLICATIONS RESULTED FROM WORK, CONFERENCE PRESENTATION)
  54. New York 2001 - Lyme Disease Retreatment Study. Daniel Cameron, MD (COMPLETED)
  55. Pennsylvania 2001 – Steven Burke, MD.  Combination Therapy: Tinidazole /BicillinVs. Monotherapy Bicillin.  Additional funding  (COMPLETED)  
  56. Pennsylvania 2001 - Effects of Low Frequency Magnetic Fields on Borrelia Burgdorferi. Manfred Bayer, MD: Science Center University City, Philadelphia  (COMPLETED)
  57. Colorado 2000 - Lyme Disease and Babesiosis in Multiple Sclerosis. Mark E. McCaulley, MD. Steamboat Springs, CO (COMPLETED)
  58. Maryland 2000 - Beyond Antibiotics: A New Approach to Treatment of the Chronic Neurotoxic Syndrome of Chronic Lyme Disease Using Cholestyramine, with Monitoring by Visual Contrast Sensitivity. Ritchie Schoemaker, MD Pocomoke City, MD, Presented at various conferences  (COMPLETED)
  59. Maryland 2000 - Efficacy of Entemopathogenic Nematodes in Field Trials Against Ixodes Scapularis (deer tick) and Amblyomma Americanum (lone-star tick) Replete Females. Dolores E. Hill, PhD: US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)  (COMPLETED, REPORT RECEIVED 2000)
  60. New Jersey 2000 - Isolation of Lyme Spirochetes in Cervical Tissue of Women Seropositive for Lyme Disease. Andrea Gaito, MD Basking Ridge NJ (COMPLETED)
  61. New Jersey 2000 - Borrelia Driven Inflammation. Steven Schutzer, MD, Elizabeth Raveche, PhD: UMDNJ  (COMPLETED, PUBLISHED)
  62. New Jersey 2000 - Absence of Borrelia borgdorferi-specific immune complexes in chronic fatigue syndrome. Steven Schutzer, MD: UMDNJ  (COMPLETED, PUBLISHED)
  63. New York 2000 - Lyme Disease and Babesiosis: A Retrospective Community Survey on the Role of Co-infections and Long Term Antibiotic Treatment. Richard Horowitz, MD Hyde Park, NY  (INCOMPLETE)
  64. New York 2000 - Brian A. Fallon, MD:  Columbia University, New York.  Lyme Research (COMPLETED)
  65. Pennsylvania 2000  - Combination Therapy Tinidazole/bicillin vs. Monotherapy Bicillin. Steven Burke, MD Kennett Square, PA  (INCOMPLETE) 
  66. Pennsylvania 2000 - Possibility of the Presence of Borrelia Burgdorferi in Human Semen.  Gregory Bach, DO Colmar, PA, PRESENTED AT THE April 21-23 2001, 14th international scientific conference on Lyme Disease & Other Tick-Borne Disorders, CT  (COMPLETED)
  67. Pennsylvania 2000 - Effects of Low Frequency Magnetic Fields on Borrelia Burgdorferi. Manfred Bayer, MD: Science Center University City, Philadelphia  (COMPLETED)
  68. California 1999 - Host and Borrelia Burgdorferi: (Bb) Interaction: The Dynamics of Persistent Infectio. Marylynn Barkley, MD, PhD: University of CA, Davis  (INCOMPLETE)
  69. Connecticut 1999 - Steven Phillips, MD  Equipment lease for research  (COMPLETED)
  70. Pennsylvania 1999 - H. Ralph Schumacher, MD: Allegheny University.  Lab equipment purchased by LDA & loaned to Schumacher for Lyme research (COMPLETED)
  71. Rhode Island 1999 - Biological Control of Ixodes Scapularis with Metarhizium Anisopliae Using Remote Applicator. Elyes Zhioua, PhD: University of Rhode Island  (COMPLETED)
  72. California 1998 - Endocrine-Immune System Interaction in Chronic Lyme-Marylynn Barkley, PhD, MD, University of California   (COMPLETED)
  73. Connecticut 1998 – Ami Katz, MD: Norwalk Hospital Foundation.  Hypebaric Oxygen Study (STUDY CANCELLED BY RESEARCHER)
  74. New Jersey 1998 - Borrelia burgdorferi Persists in the Gastrointestinal Tract of Children and Adolescents with Lyme Disease, Martin Fried, MD, Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: Jersey Shore Medical Center  (COMPLETED, PUBLISHED 2002)
  75. New Jersey 1998 - Autoimmune role in chronic Lyme disease, Immune Complexes as a marker of active infection in chronic Lyme disease, & Molecular confirmation of infection and in vivo expressed Borrelia antigens in chronic Lyme disease. Steven Schutzer, MD: University of Medicine & Dentistry NJ  (PUBLISHED AS PART OF OTHER RELATED STUDIES)
  76. New Jersey 1998 - Molecular Confirmation of Infection and In-vivo Expressed Borrelia Antigens in Chronic Lyme Disease. Steven Schutzer, MD, Elizabeth Raveche, MD: UMDNJ-NJ Medical School  (PUBLISHED)
  77. New York 1998 - Structural and Functioning Imaging of Post Lyme Encephalopathy: A controlled exploratory study. Brian Fallon, MD: Columbia University/NY Psychiatric Institute (PUBLISHED, DATA USED TO APPLY FOR/RECEIVE  $4.7M NIH GRANT)
  78. New York 1998 - In-vivo animal and in-vitro studies to evaluate the effect of Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) and Potassium Iodide (KI) on Borrelia (Bb) infected animals-Zhaid B.M. Niazi, MD: NY Medical College, (COMPLETED, PUBLISHED 2000, PRESENTED AT CONFERENCE) 
  79. Pennsylvania 1998 - Ralph Schumacher, MD: Allegheny University of Health Sciences.  Borrelia in tissues (COMPLETED)
  80. Pennsylvania 1998 - Effects of Low Frequency Magnetic Fields on Borrelia Burgdorferi, Manfred Bayer, MD: Science Center University City, Philadelphia  (COMPLETE)
  81. Pennsylvania 1998 - PCR Evidence for Borrelia Burgdorferi DNA in Synovium in Absence of Positive Serology. H. Ralph Schumacher, MD: University of Pennsylvania  (COMPLETED, PRESENTED AT NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING)
  82. California 1997 - Endocrine-Immune System Interaction in Chronic Lyme-Marylynn Barkley, PhD, MD, University of California, Davis  (COMPLETED)
  83. New York 1997 - Repeated Antibiotic Treatment in Chronic Lyme Disease. Brian Fallon, MD, Columbia University (PUBLISHED in 1999)
  84. Pennsylvania 1997 – H. Ralph Schumacher, MD:  University of Pennsylvania, Alleghaney U of Health Sciences & VAMC.  PCR evidence for Borrelia burgdorferi DNA in synovium in absence of positive serology (COMPLETED, CONFERENCE PRESENTATION)
  85. California 1996 - Supplement to Endocrine. Marylynn Barkley, PhD, MD, University of California, Davis   (COMPLETED) 
  86. New York 1996 - The Underdiagnosis of Neuropsychiatric Lyme Disease in Children and Adults.  Brian Fallon, MD, MPH; Columbia University  (PUBLISHED)
  87. Pennsylvania 1995  - Supplement to Borrelia burgdorferi DNA in the Urine of Treated Patients with Chronic Lyme Disease Symptoms. A PCR Study of 97 Cases Manfred Bayer, MD; Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia  (PUBLISHED)
  88. California 1995 - Endocrine work. Marylynn Barkley, PhD, MD, University of California, Davis  (COMPLETED)
  89. California 1994 - Endocrine work. Marylynn Barkley, PhD, MD, University of California, Davis   (COMPLETED)
  90. Pennsylvania 1994 - Borrelia burgdorferi DNA in the Urine of Treated Patients with Chronic Lyme Disease Symptoms, A PCR Study of 97 Cases. Manfred Bayer, MD: Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia  (PUBLISHED)
  91. Louisiana 1994 - Lyme Disease Seminar Series.  Tulane Regional Primate Center: Dr. Mario Phillip,  Resulted in research collaboration with Pat Coyle and introduction of a neurotropic strain of Bb into the monkey studies.  (COMPLETED)
  92. Massachusetts 1993 - Pathology, Lyme Research. Paul Duray, MD:  Brigham & Woman’s Hospital (COMPLETED)
  93. Pennsylvania 1993 - Borrelia burgdorferi DNA in the Urine of Treated Patients with Chronic Lyme Disease Symptoms A PCR Study of 97 Cases.  Manfred Bayer, MD: Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia (PUBLISHED)
  94. Pennsylvania 1992 - Borrelia burgdorferi DNA in the Urine of Treated Patients with Chronic Lyme Disease Symptoms, A PCR Study of 97 Cases. Manfred Bayer, MD; Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia  (PUBLISHED)

 

History of Lyme Disease Association name changes
Lyme Disease Association of Central Jersey, Inc. (LDACJ) 1992
Lyme Disease Association of New Jersey, Inc. (LDANJ) 1993
Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) 2000


NOTE: This document is a work in progress. Grants are awarded based on application submission, process of expert review when required, & subject to LDA Board of Directors’ approval (all grants may not be listed).

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