COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. People who have COVID-19 can experience a range of symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, diarrhea, headache, and loss of smell or taste. Although most people with COVID-19 recover, others can become severely ill or even die. Research into COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and effects on health and society is ongoing. Please check this page regularly for updates.
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MyPaTH Story Booth – COVID-19 Vaccine Stories
Have you thought about being vaccinated for COVID-19 or have you already received your COVID-19 vaccine? Are you interested in sharing your experience? You may be able to participate in a study to help learn more about COVID-19 vaccination experiences. This study involves 1 phone call lasting 45 minutes.
MyPaTH Story Booth – COVID-19 Stories
Participants are invited to share how they are maintaining their health during the coronavirus pandemic, or to share what it is like being ill with COVID-19 and/or caring for a loved one who is ill with COVID-19. Participation in this research study involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
ACTIV-6 Research Study
Are you at least 30 years old? Have you tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days? You may be able to participate in a research study to test medications that are already approved for other diseases to see if they can help people with mild to moderate COVID-19. Participants will take a prescribed study medication or placebo and will complete online surveys. Compensation is provided.
PASC Research Study
Have you been pregnant in the last 3 years? Have you never been diagnosed with COVID? If so, you and your baby may be able to participate in a research study to understand the lasting effects of the COVID infection on pregnant people and their babies.
Reasons Parents Refuse the COVID Vaccine for their Children – Adult Arm
Are you a parent that has decided not to vaccinate your child(ren) against COVID-19? You and your child may be eligible for a research study to learn more about your decision. Compensation is provided.
Pittsburgh Vaccine Clinical Trial Unit Registry
Are you interested in vaccine research? If so, you can sign up to be part of the Pittsburgh Vaccine Clinical Trial Unit Registry—a group of people who agree to be contacted when a new vaccine is ready to be tested. Consent to participate in this research study can be done online. Compensation provided if a blood sample is collected.
If you have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 3 days and are considered at standard risk for severe COVID-19 and have none of the risk factors that would put you at higher risk of disease progression you may be able to participate in a study to determine the safety and effectiveness of an experimental medication for COVID-19.
Were you previously diagnosed with COVID-19, and have interest in research? Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are conducting a research study that will enroll patients with and without persistent symptoms after COVID-19. This is a registry study or registry bank. The goal of this study is to help us understand the symptoms that patients get and what may be causing them.
7T COVID Study
Are you 45-80 years of age? Were you admitted to a UPMC hospital for COVID-19 between March 2020 - July 2022? You may be able to participate in a study to identify the effects of COVID-19 infection on the brain. This study involves completing questionnaires, undergoing psychological testing, providing a blood sample, and undergoing a specialized MRI scan of the brain. Compensation is provided.
WELL Study – COVID-19
Are you 60 or older? Did your spouse or partner pass away as a result of COVID-19 in the last 12 months? You may be able to participate in a research study about health behaviors and mood in bereaved older adults. Study participation involves 7 visits (online or by phone) over 15 months and includes recording daily activity, mood, diet, and sleep behaviors for 12 weeks. Compensation is provided.