With the growing epidemic of diabetes and obesity in the United States, our Institute was founded in the quest to achieve the following:
- Reduce diabetes and obesity incidence nationally through education, treatment and prevention.
- Conduct and share groundbreaking clinical trials and research.
- Find a cure for diabetes and obesity.
- Address healthcare disparities in underserved populations.
With Mississippi at the center of the diabetes and obesity epidemic, having over a third of its residents diagnosed with diabetes, prediabetes and/or obesity, Tradition, Mississippi was selected as the site for this state-of-art research institute.
The National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute (NDORI) is a central element of the 150-acre Learning Medical City at Tradition, located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.