Established in 2012, the Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute was started through a generous gift from the estate of Mr. Clifton Stewart, whose interest in diabetes and cancer prevention built the USC Clifton-Stewart Diabetes Research Laboratory.  In addition, generous funds from the Robert C. & Veronica Atkins Foundation have placed the DORI well on its way to becoming a leader in the field of diabetes and obesity research, treatment, and prevention.