News & Events
LymeX Partnership Launched (2020-Present)
May 2022. LivLyme Foundation Virtual Summit. “LymeX Innovation Accelerator.” Speaking Engagement.
January 2022. “LymeX Diagnostics Prize.” HHS Press Release.
December 2021. “Launching Partnerships and ‘LymeX ECHO’ to Drive Diagnostics Innovation for Lyme Disease.” HHS Blog with NASA Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
October 2021. Invisible International. “The State of Tick-Borne Illness Diagnostics: Learn, Engage, Accelerate.” Speaking Engagement.
October 2021. LymeMIND Virtual Conference. “Government Action Against Lyme Disease Panel.” Speaking Engagement with Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.
October 2021. LymeX Research Workshop: Advancing Patient-Driven Research for Lyme Disease. HHS Virtual Event with Four Breakout Groups:
- LymeX Workshop Breakout 1: Improving Patient Outcomes
- LymeX Workshop Breakout 2: Ensuring Health Equity in Lyme Disease Diagnosis, Prevention, and Control
- LymeX Workshop Breakout 3: Advancing Treatment of Tick-Borne Diseases
- LymeX Workshop Breakout 4: Data for Lyme Innovation
October 2021. “LymeX Exemplifies the Power of Partnerships after One Year of Progress.” HHS News/Blog.
August 2021. “LymeX Education and Awareness Winning Solutions Webinar.” HHS Event. Virtual.
July 2021. “Lawmakers push for Lyme disease research as tick population climbs” in Roll Call (external media). LymeX Press Coverage.
May 2021. LymeX Webinar: Health+ Human-Centered Design. HHS Webinar.
April 2021. LymeX Roundtable: Bridging the Trust Gap. HHS Event (virtual).
April 2021. LymeX: Applying Health+ for Patient-Powered Innovations. HHS News/Blog.
February 2021. LymeX Request for Information (RFI) Accelerating Innovation in Diagnostic Testing for Lyme Disease. HHS Federal Register Publication.
October 2020. LymeMIND “Announcing LymeX.”– Speaking Engagement with Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.
HHS Launches Lyme Innovation (2018-2020)
December 2019. Congress passes the Kay Hagan Tick Act. U.S. Law, SEC. 404, page 584.
Summer 2019. HHS Civic Digital Fellows accelerate momentum with Lyme Innovation. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
March 2019. The Opportunity Project (TOP) Demo Day features Lyme Innovation. U.S. Census Bureau Event.
White House Innovation – featured Lyme Innovation TOP Health teams
Dept of Labor Tech Day
October 2018 – January 2019. HHS “TOP Health” Tech Sprint focuses on Lyme Innovation. HHS News/Blog.
December 2018. HHS convenes 80 stakeholders with Lyme Innovation Roundtable. HHS Blog/News.
November 2018. Government joins the Lyme Innovation movement; HHS launches its Lyme Innovation initiative. HHS Blog.
Community-Led Lyme Innovation (2015-2018)
November 2018. HHS submits its first TBDWG report to Congress with 28 recommendations. HHS Report.
December 2017-December 2018. TBDWG holds eight public meetings with 14 voting members.
December 2017. TBDWG holds first public meeting, as part of its review of federal activities in order to make recommendations to the HHS Secretary and Congress.
December 2016. 21st Century Cures Act authorizes Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) with HHS.
December 2015. Bottom-up community launches “Lyme Innovation” series of hackathons and events.
November 2015. AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships Forum (2-day workshop)—“Innovation-X: Rising Above the Politics for Progress in Science.”