Bay Area Lyme Foundation Announces $100,000 Award for an Emerging Scientific Leader in Lyme Research


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First Annual ‘Emerging Leader Award’ aims to inspire the next generation of scientific leadership to make Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure

Portola Valley, CA –  The Bay Area Lyme Foundation today announced the first annual Bay Area Lyme Foundation ‘Emerging Leader Award’ and a $100,000 grant which will be given to a promising scientist who embodies the future of leadership in Lyme disease research.

Louis’s Story: In His Own Words


8-year-old Louis S was bitten by a tick in late 2007 but not diagnosed with Lyme disease until a year later. Like many patients, he never had the distinctive bullseye rash and it took months of suffering through fever, fatigue, and joint pain before he was tested and diagnosed, at which point the illness had become quite debilitating. He shares his story here.