NOT-DE-21-001 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIDCR Support for Research on the Physiological Involvement of Oral Cavity in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to encourage research studies focused on the physiological involvement of oral cavity and oral manifestations related to SARS-CoV-2 and/or Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Globally, the death toll for COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has surpassed 1.9 million, and in the United States, more than 375,000 individuals have succumbed to the disease as of January 2021. Synergizing with a myriad of initiatives across NIH and responding to a palpable sense of public health urgency, NIDCR is positioned to address COVID-19 research knowledge gaps unique to our mission, as well as to facilitate broad and rapid dissemination of research findings. Outcomes from this NOSI are expected to strengthen the knowledge base of COVID-19 disease mechanisms and presentations in the oral cavity.