Mount Allison University’s Lyme Research Network presents their 2017 – 2018 report on research funded by the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation

Another successful year building capacity and knowledge within the Canadian science community. These funded students will be our near-future experts.

“Overview

On May 2017, Mount Allison University announced the formation of the Mount Allison Lyme Research
Network, formed with support of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation. This network consists of 14
researchers united to provide a comprehensive approach to Lyme disease research and respond to the
research needs of the Lyme community. The researchers represent a variety of disciplines including
biology, chemistry, geographic information systems, religious studies, English, commerce, political
science, psychology, philosophy, economics, and computer science.

Multi- and interdisciplinary research is something that Mount Allison does very well and the institution
has a history of work on veterinary, wildlife, indigenous and human health research. This includes work
on ticks, tick borne-diseases and the human dimension of chronic health issues
(http://www.mtalymenetwork.ca/publications.html). The institution also has a strong commitment to
working with communities and is proud to partner with Lyme patients, their caregivers, health care
providers, advocates. Because we welcome members of the community as equal partners in research,
the research we are doing is research the community of patients, caregivers, and medical professionals
views as important and knowledge is directly mobilized to the community because they are involved at
every stage.

Thanks to the foundation’s gift, seven Mount Allison students …

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