LivLyme Foundation Puts a Fresh Face on Lyme Disease – Entomology Today

Ying Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. (right), professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, received a research grant from the LivLyme Foundation, founded by Olivia Goodreau (left). (Photo courtesy of the LivLyme Foundation)

Since its inception just two years ago, the LivLyme Foundation has provided research grants to three scientists studying Lyme disease and helped 31 families afford medical care for their children—totaling more than $1 million in charitable donations. It’s an impressive feat, but when this organization’s founder flips through the 265 grant applications to pick the year’s recipients, she’s doing so between her literature and Spanish finals. That’s because LivLyme Foundation founder Olivia Goodreau is a high school freshman.

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