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Our Mission

to Making a Visible Difference

With the growing epidemic of diabetes and obesity in the United States, NDORI was founded in the quest to:

  • Lower diabetes and obesity rates in Mississippi and Nationwide through research, education, treatment, and prevention.

  • Vanquish healthcare disparities in underserved populations.

  • Conduct and share groundbreaking clinical trials and research.

  • Find a cure for diabetes and obesity. 

Meet the Team

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Our Story

The National Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute (NDORI) was established in 2015 as a 501c3 non-profit organization. Together with community leaders, experts, policymakers, healthcare professionals, university partners, and developers, NDORI was created to help address diabetes and obesity in Mississippi.


NDORI is now a central element of the 150-acre Tradition Medical City campus. The Campus is located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, easy to access for surrounding rural counties, and proximate to some of the largest hospital systems.


The Tradition Medical City is also home to:

  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

  • William Carey University

  • Veterans Administration

  • Memorial Hospital Physician Clinics

Tradition Medical City offers tremendous opportunity to impact the state with economic growth, increased academic and medical training programs, and a world class research center to lead medical advancements.


Board of Directors

NDORI's Board of Directors have a strong dedication to improving healthcare in Mississippi and to developing the Tradition Medical City. 

Our Mascot

The peregrine falcon has been adopted by the NDORI team to remind us to be global, fast, and effective in our mission.

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