New Survey of Patients, Caregivers, and Family Affected by Smell/Taste Dysfunction Needs Your Help

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Contact: Karen Kreeger at or 484-574-1505

It is likely we all know someone who has had their smell or taste disrupted by COVID-19, other respiratory infections, or simply aging, among many other reasons. The Monell Chemical Senses Center, in collaboration with the Smell and Taste Association of North America (STANA) and Jefferson Health, is conducting a survey of people who have experienced smell and/or taste dysfunction, as well as their caregivers and family members.

With COVID-19, patient-centered research related to taste and smell disorders has moved to the forefront. Now there is a greater awareness and appreciation that patients possess vital information and experience that can help enhance care, lead researchers and clinicians to future preventions and treatments, and improve overall quality of life.

We invite patients, caregivers, and family members affected by smell or taste dysfunction and living in the U.S. to take this 15-minute survey. Please complete the survey by April 20, 2022. Upon completion, you can enter to win one of twenty-five $50 gift cards we are offering to thank you for your time.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact STANA at:
The survey is funded by a grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).


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The Monell Chemical Senses Center is an independent nonprofit basic research institute based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1968, Monell‘s mission is to improve health and wellbeing by advancing the scientific understanding of taste, smell, and related senses, where our discoveries lead to improving nutritional health, diagnosing and treating disease, addressing smell and taste loss, and digitizing chemosensory data.