As many of you may know, researchers in the Division of General Internal Medicine developed a survey to collect follow-up data on COVID-19 survivors who were originally hospitalized at Weill Cornell or Lower Manhattan hospitals in Spring of 2020. This survey (attached) assessed multiple domains including long-term COVID-19 symptomatology, quality of life, and function approximately one year after discharge from index hospitalization (form used to collect index hospitalization data is also attached).
Among the 1,032 COVID-19 survivors we attempted to contact by phone, 543 successfully completed the survey. We currently have a manuscript under review describing the prevalence of long-term symptomatology, quality of life, and function among the entire cohort. However, there are many other research questions that could be addressed with these data (ie, patterns/predictors among various specific disease populations and demographic subgroups, etc).
We would like to elicit proposals for using this dataset, with the goal of facilitating collaborative research of interest to scholars across the Cornell community. To this end, we are inviting interested investigators from both Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell Ithaca to submit a short proposal (template attached) that briefly outlines an analysis plan to (a) identify potential collaborative opportunities among those with shared interests, and (b) ensure that multiple teams are not conducting work that directly overlaps one another. Proposals will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary group at Weill Cornell. We will select up to three meritorious proposals for which we will provide analytic services and support. Collaborations between clinicians and researchers are strongly encouraged; collaborations across campuses (Weill Cornell and Cornell Ithaca) are similarly strongly encouraged.
The following timeline outlines relevant deadlines and deliverables:
Monday, October 25th – deadline to submit analysis proposals to Assem Jabri (email@example.com)
Friday, October 29th – invitations to conduct the analysis will be sent to selected proposal teams
November 2021 – we will obtain IRB approval for analysis teams to access the data
Spring 2022 – selected proposals will be asked to present preliminary findings at a venue to be determined
We are excited about this unique opportunity to learn more about the long-term consequences of COVID-19 and look forward to receiving your proposals. If you have questions about this opportunity, please email Assem Jabri at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parag Goyal MD MSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Weill Cornell Medicine
Laura C. Pinheiro, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Health Services Research in Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Justin Kingery, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine