The University of Nebraska Medical Center, a member of Bio Nebraska, is part of a four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to better understand post-COVID symptoms with the goal of improving treatment and health outcomes.
Article by Vicky Cerino, UNMC Strategic Communications
The University of Nebraska Medical Center is part of an $450 million, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study up to 20,000 adults and children to better understand the full scope of post-COVID symptoms with the goal of improving treatment and health outcomes.
Some of the questions to be asked by NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute RECOVER research study include how many Americans have long-term effects from COVID, what their symptoms are, and how the effects occur in the body.
“There’s not a good sense of how prevalent or what long-term side effects there are with Long COVID post syndrome. The intent is to figure it out. There’s a lot of disagreement,” said David Warren, PhD, assistant professor in the UNMC Department of Neurological Sciences and co-principal investigator of the research study. “We’re excited to be able to contribute to a national effort. UNMC’s participation ensures that Nebraskans will be represented.