STAMFORD, Conn., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the leading 501(c)(3) dedicated to conquering
GLA's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is made up of distinguished researchers and clinical innovators who provide strategic guidance and direction for its research and scientific programs. The SAB plays a critical role in GLA's mission to find answers that will impact patients, and ensure that research funding goes to the programs judged to have the best prospects of delivering measurable results and the greatest impact. To date, GLA has awarded more than $10 million in research grant funding, making it the largest 501(c)(3) funder of Lyme and tick-borne disease research.
"We are thrilled these outstanding scientists have decided to work with GLA. They each bring a unique skillset and approach to help solve the escalating problem of Lyme and tick-borne disease," said Timothy J. Sellati, Ph.D., GLA's Chief Scientific Officer. "We look forward to their input as we work to better diagnose, treat, prevent and ultimately cure tick-borne diseases."
The five individuals join GLA's ten other esteemed SAB members who have all made valuable contributions to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme. The new members are:
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS GLA is now accepting grant proposals for its 2018-19 grant funding cycle. Grant applications are due by August 1, 2018, midnight EST. Award decisions will be announced in January 2019. For more information, go to GLA.org.
RESEARCH REPORT With an unrivaled focus on the science of Lyme, GLA recently issued its inaugural research report, a first for any Lyme disease organization in the nation. The 42-page report covers all research activities undertaken by GLA and its predecessor organizations—Lyme Research Alliance and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance. It also outlines GLA's role as an early-stage funder of numerous firsts in the Lyme research world to benefit patients, and how GLA-funded researchers have advanced from GLA seed funding to significant support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other major funding institutions.
ABOUT GLOBAL LYME ALLIANCE Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) is the leading 501(c)(3) dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research, education and awareness. GLA has gained national prominence for funding the most urgent and promising research in the field, while expanding education and awareness programs for the general public and physicians. Learn more at GLA.org.
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