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UIC is leading an Illinois-based research consortium called ILLInet RECOVER

Alma Aguilar undergoes a nasal swab as she participates in the RECOVER research study at the University of Illinois Chicago, Thursday, March 10, 2022, at UI Health Mile Square Health Center. (Photo: Joshua Clark/University of Illinois Chicago)

A team of University of Illinois Chicago researchers is projected to receive approximately $22 million from the National Institutes of Health over four years to research long COVID-19. The emerging health condition causes many COVID-19 patients, even those who were not hospitalized, to have continued and new symptoms months after their initial illness.