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Researchers to Study Long COVID as Part of National Collaborative
Recovery from COVID-19 varies from person to person. Many people make a full recovery, but others continue to experience symptoms related to the infection or develop new symptoms over time.
Researchers are leading a statewide effort to study the long-term effects of COVID-19 as part of the National Institutes of Health’s Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) initiative. The goals of RECOVER are to understand, treat and prevent post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC). Long COVID is a form of PASC and refers to symptoms that persist for weeks or months after the acute infection.
The study will enroll people in 2022 and then follow participants for up to three to four years. If you take part, you will be asked to complete several surveys, have specimens such as blood and nasal swabs collected, and have some physical assessments and lab tests done. Some participants will be asked to have some additional medical tests done. We would also review your medical records for this research.
We are enrolling people across Arizona! The study is open to almost everyone age 18 and older, regardless if you have recovered from COVID-19 or you are having long-term effects. We currently are recruiting people who have an active COVID-19 infection - it may be your first time or a re-infection. We are also enrolling people who have not had COVID-19.
If you are interested in taking part in the RECOVER study, please complete the screening form and a study team member will contact you if you are eligible.
Sample Consent Form (English PDF)
Sample Consent Form (Spanish PDF)
For more information about the national RECOVER study, visit RECOVER
An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.