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Binghamton University Recruiting Participants for Lyme Disease Study

Updated: Aug 6, 2019

Please pass this information onto anyone who fits the criteria and is interested in participating. Thank you!

Research Study Title: A biomarker and patient-reported outcomes study in Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses

What stage is this research?

The study is actively recruiting participants.

What is the goal or purpose of this research?

We are carrying out a study in patients with documented Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses to identify reliable biomarkers to help better assess disease stages and complications. Biomarkers to assess disease stages and treatment

outcomes are lacking, and characterizing biomarkers in patients affected by chronic Lyme disease are critical in understanding why some patients develop chronic illness.

Who is funding this study?

Binghamton University SUNY

Who is eligible to participate in this study?

Individuals 18 years of age or older who have received a diagnosis of Lyme disease within the last 6 months, and/or were bitten by a tick within the past 3 months.

What do I have to do if I decide to participate in this study?

Participation in this study requires:

• The participant will provide a copy of their diagnostic report confirming Lyme disease (if available/applicable)

• Informed consent will be completed over the phone with the participant

• Once consent is given by the participant (signed document returned to study coordinator); the participant will be

asked to complete a questionnaire in an online survey collection tool which will be sent via email

• Blood and urine collection will be scheduled with the participant

Where does this study take place?

Participants will only be asked to visit the research study site which is being carried out at Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY.

Will I get paid for participating in this study?

Yes, participants will be compensated $50 for their participation.

Why should I consider participating in this study?

While there is no direct benefit to the participant for their engagement in this study, the findings from this study will contribute to a better understanding of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses which may lead to better diagnostic tools and therapies.

Where can I learn more about this research and join the study?

For more information, or if you wish to join the study, please contact the research coordinator, Marissa Barbieri at or 607-777-5970.

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