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Greenwich's Global Lyme Alliance Awards Nearly $1 Million In Grants

Harriet Kotsoris, M.D., GLA’s Chief Scientific Officer
Harriet Kotsoris, M.D., GLA’s Chief Scientific Officer Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich's Global Lyme Alliance has awarded nearly $1 million in grants to researchers focused on post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome.

“Although GLA’s scientific agenda—the identification, treatment and cure of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases—remains the same, this grant cycle we strove especially to award exceptional researchers advancing the science of post-treatment Lyme,” said Harriet Kotsoris, M.D., GLA’s Chief Scientific Officer. “Even with 21 to 28 days of antibiotic treatment, nearly 20 percent of Lyme patients exhibit persistent and debilitating symptoms such as fatigue and pain. We need to understand why."

GLA is the nation's leading nonprofit funder of Lyme and other tick-borne disease education and research.

The grants went to the following PTLDS researchers: Armin Alaedini, Ph.D., Columbia University, NY; Nicole Baumgarth, D.V.M., Ph.D., University of California, Davis; Alla Landa, Ph.D., Columbia University, NY; Kim Lewis, Ph.D., Northeastern University, Boston, MA; Benjamin Luft, M.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook; Eva Sapi, Ph.D., University of New Haven, CT, and Ying Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.

GLA received almost $3 million in funding requests.

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