DFG Research Unit RU 5211 - SOMACROSS

Development and Persistence of Somatic Symptoms

(SOMACROSS - Persistent SOMAtic Symptoms ACROSS Diseases: From Risk Factors to Modification)

The new Research Unit RU 5211, led by the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, is funded for four years by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with 4.6 million Euro.

The overall aim is to investigate which risk factors and mechanisms lead to the persistence of somatic symptoms across diverse disorders. Persistent somatic symptoms (PSS), such as fatigue, pruritus and gastrointestinal symptoms pose a significant burden and challenge in health care.