In recognition of a severe unmet need, the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation’s grant to Columbia University established the first national Columbia Clinical Trials Network Coordinating Center (CTNCC) for Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases. Under the leadership of Dr. Brian Fallon, this Clinical Trials Coordinating Center aims to propel national research toward the goal of identifying more effective treatments for patients with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

Providing oversight to ensure that the highest-quality clinical trials are undertaken, the CTN Coordinating Center at Columbia will provide funding support for small pilot studies, assist investigators in protocol design and statistical research planning, establish and manage a national case registry, and create a data management system for multi-site clinical trials. The clinical trials network will be a powerful engine to drive large-scale clinical trials and potentially transformational early-stage research.



The Columbia CTNCC welcomes input from the public, community clinicians, and other stakeholders regarding novel treatment approaches that we should review and consider.

If you have a recommendation for a clinical treatment that you would like CTN researchers to consider for design into a future pilot study, please complete the website form Treatment Research Ideas. Your idea may lead to a groundbreaking research project in the field of Lyme and the Tick-borne diseases.