NRI is a nonprofit organization that was originally created to be a catalyst for research in the disorders of the brain and central nervous system.
NRI continues to broaden its focus into new areas of research, most recently the study of eating disorders, obesity, and the experience of bariatric surgery.
In addition to research, the Institute promotes continuing education for physicians and other health-care professionals. NRI offers opportunities for medical students, post-doctoral fellow and others pursuing scientific studies.
The Institute works closely with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, North Dakota State University, and Sanford Health.