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Participate in a nationwide study on the effects of long-term COVID.

RECOVER: Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery

Long COVID is real. RECOVER was created to understand, treat, and prevent Long COVID and help people who are suffering from the long-term effects of getting COVID-19.

Some children become seriously ill from COVID-19 and go on to experience symptoms (new ones or the same ones they had during the infection) that can last for several months. This condition is referred to by various names including long COVID, chronic COVID, or post-acute sequalae of SARS-CoV-2 or PASC.

A team of experts at University of California, San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego are taking part in a national study funded by the National Institutes of Health to study the long-term effects of COVID-19 in children, young adults, and their parents. 

Our local study, part of the national RECOVER effort, is known as PEDS-PASS (Pediatric Epidemiology and Disparities of Post-Acute SARS-CoV-2 Study). The reason we are doing this study is to understand: 

  • How COVID affects a child’s body 
  • How many children feel sick for a long time after they get COVID 
  • What types of symptoms and bodily changes children who remain sick after COVID display 
  • Why some people feel sick for so long 

Will I be compensated?

Yes. Stipends will be provided for your time and effort for competing study visit(s).

Who is eligible to participate in this study?

We are seeking help from children and young adults 0-25 years old; who have had lasting effects after getting COVID. This can be any persisting symptom for 30 days or more after having COVID.

What will you be asked to do in this study?

There are three parts to the study.

*In Part 1, you will answer remote surveys, where we send a link to your e-mail or phone number 

*In Part 2, you and your children will visit us at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. It includes height, weight, a blood draw, spirometry, EKG, and a computer game. 

*In part 3, some individuals with long-COVID symptoms will be invited to come back for more specialized testing.

Find out more

If you would like to learn more about this study, please:

  • Email the study team at pulmresearch@rchsd.org (please do not email personal health information).
  • Contact via phone at 858-576-1700, ext. 224604.

We look forward to meeting you and learning more about long COVID!