Schumer Urges Feds To Implement Laws Increasing Research Into Tick-Borne Diseases
Facing one of the worst summers for tick-borne diseases in the Hudson Valley, Senator Charles Schumer, D-NY, urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to double-down on efforts to fully implement new laws that will significantly increase research, vaccine development and treatment strategies to help eradicate tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease. Schumer said delays in federal action will enable newly emerging diseases like Powassan, which is even deadlier than Lyme disease, to impact the entire Hudson Valley region. The Senate minority leader was speaking at Ward Acres Community Garden Wednesday, along with New Rochelle Parks and Recreation Commissioner Bill Zimmermann, Dr. Robert W. Amler of New York Medical College and Ward Acres Community Garden founders Joe Rogot, Stephanie Tomei and Maggie McGovern.
NYMC Leadership: Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs