TRED Annual Report FY2021

NSU DIVISION OF RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NSU DIVISION OF RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 7 6 More than 10 percent of individuals with acute COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) infection continue to experience poorly understood debilitating symptoms, including fatigue and cognitive and functional impairments similar to those observed in other postinfectious fatiguing illnesses. A large research team at NSU, led by Nancy Klimas, M.D., and spanning the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine and the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, along with collaborators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will characterize these post-COVID conditions and factors associated with the disease. The work is supported by a $4.4M grant awarded in September 2020 by the CDC. Current study activities involve participant recruitment through local health systems and physician practices in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The team is actively working with CDC partners and has developed a research design that continues to be responsive to updated insights that impact care for patients who continue to experience symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19. CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION FUND $4.4M POST-COVID STUDY AT NSU RESEARCH SPOTLIGHTS