Department of Medicine

RECOVER: Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery

RECOVER, a research initiative from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), seeks to understand, prevent, and treat PASC, including Long COVID. PASC stands for post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 and is a term scientists are using to study the potential consequences of a SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Enrollment Centers

Emory’s Hope Clinic

Address
500 Irvin Ct., Suite 200
Decatur, GA 30030

Phone Number
404-712-1371

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

​Emory University at Grady Memorial Hospital

Address
Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Jr Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30303 
​Ground Floor Suite GJ022

Phone Number
404-251-8939

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Morehouse School of Medicine Clinical Research Center

Address
Clinical Research Center, Building F, Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta GA

Phone Number
404-752-1120

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Morehouse School of Medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital

Address
Primary Care Clinic, 1K
Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr SE, Atlanta GA 30303

Phone Number
404-752-1120

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Atlanta VA Medical Center

Address
1670 Clairmont Road, 11c 138
Decatur, GA 30033

Phone Number:
470-927-2232, 404-321-6111 ext 203298

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Kaiser Permanente Georgia

Address
Kaiser Permanente Gwinnett Comprehensive Medical Center
Building 1, Floor 1, Suite 112
3650 Steve Reynolds Blvd
Duluth, GA 30096


E-Mail
RECOVER-KPGA@kp.org

Principal Investigators

  • Igho Ofotokun, MD
  • Rachel Patzer, PhD, MPH
  • Priscilla Igho-Pemu, MD

Site Leads

Emory at Hope Clinic

Zanthia Wiley, MD

Emory at Grady

Tiffany Walker, MD
Jenny Han, MD

Morehouse School of Medicine

Priscilla Igho-Pemu, MD

Atlanta VA Medical

Sushma Cribbs, MD
Vincent Marconi, MD

Kaiser Permanente Georgia

Jennifer Gander, PhD

Community Engagement Lead

Tabia Akintobi, PhD

Patient Partner

Marjorie Roberts, DBA

What is PASC?

SARS-CoV-2 is a virus that can infect the body and is referred to as a SARS-CoV-2 infection. Recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection can vary from person to person:

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Acute Infection:

Most people recover quickly from acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. People with acute infection report symptoms ranging from mild to severe. In some cases, this is diagnosed as COVID-19. Other people don't experience any symptoms of infection. But people who don’t experience symptoms also can be diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Post-acute Experiences, including Long COVID:

For some people, symptoms last weeks or months after the acute infection has passed. This is often referred to as Long COVID.

For other people, new symptoms may appear after the acute infection has passed whether they had symptoms during the acute infection or not.

PASC:

Together, these and other health effects of the virus are called post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection, or PASC. PASC refers to what happens after the acute infection with the virus and is relevant whether a person has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or not. Even if someone did not experience symptoms, PASC is still relevant because there could be effects after acute infection.