Read UMR's July 13 Statement on NIH Funding in House Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill
NIH Research 101 | UMR Answers Common Questions About NIH Research in this New Fact Sheet Series
NIH's Role In Sustaining the U.S. Economy | 2023 Update Now Available
Why Invest in NIH Research? | UMR Offers Fact Sheets Explaining Why Congress Must #keepNIHstrong

A participant in the NIH 2019-2020 Medical Research Scholars Program.

Photo Credit: National Institutes of Health

About This Photo

International Brain Study: SARS-CoV-2 Impact on Behavior and Cognition

Scientific leaders, including the Alzheimer’s Association and representatives from more than 25 countries — with technical guidance from the WHO — have formed an international, multidisciplinary consortium to collect and evaluate the short- and long-term consequences of the viral infection on the central nervous system (CNS), as well as the differences across countries on the viral impact of COVID-19. This study aims to better understand the long-term consequences that may impact the brain, cognition and function — including underlying biology that may contribute to Alzheimer’s and other dementia.