PASC Project

What is PASC

You may have heard the term “Long COVID” or “brain fog”. Large numbers of people who have recovered from COVID-19 continue to experience a cluster of symptoms. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and can include things like fatigue, fevers, gastrointestinal distress, and more. These effects are now being referred to as Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection, or PASC for short.

Hear from patients and clinicians about PASC in the video below.

How UIC is getting involved

The University of Illinois at Chicago has been selected to lead an Illinois-based team for the U.S. RECOVER consortium.  RECOVER is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative that aims to understand, treat, and prevent PASC. Read more here.

Where to go for more Information

For a trusted source of information on COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) here.

Experts from the NIH discuss PASC (also known as post-acute COVID-19) here.

Check out more resources from the NIH here

How you can get involved

If you have suggestions about how we can help you or your loved ones, please email

If you are interested in providing your name and contact information to join a registry and receive information about varying medical conditions, please click here.

News and Events

October 2022

Read the latest article in The Guardian, Can long Covid research unlock other great medical mysteries of our time? in which Dr. Jerry Krishnan is quoted.

September 2021

A virtual town hall for people affected by Long COVID presented by the Illinois PASC Network.

Hosted by Dr. Jerry Krishnan, Professor of Medicine and Public Health and Associate Vice Chancellor for Population Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

View PDF of slides

July 2021

Check out an article published in the Chicago Tribune in which researcher and Pulmonologist, Dr. Jerry Krishnan from UIC, is interviewed regarding long-COVID.

If you are interested in knowing more about long COVID, check out the Illinois collaboration to find out more about the causes and effects of long COVID here: