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.
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
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.
Sock Enterprises, Inc.
Dr. Mary Graham
Memorial Hospital, President and CEO
Joseph C. Canizaro
Columbus Communities, LLC
President and CEO
Hon. Phil Bryant
Former Governor of Mississippi
Dr. Raymond "Tommy" King
Former - William Carey University, President
Dr. Italo Subbarao
William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dean
Dr. Alfred McNair
Digestive Health Center,
The peregrine falcon has been adopted by the NDORI team to remind us to be global, fast, and effective in our mission.