One person, one family, one community at a time, the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) fights the illnesses affecting lives throughout the world. Our translational research model aligns over 1500 researchers, students and support staff from Hunter New England Health and the University of Newcastle, inspiring new discoveries to deliver a healthier future.

Throughout Newcastle and the Hunter region researchers, students and support staff are working across seven HMRI Research Programs to prevent, cure and treat a diverse range of serious illnesses by translating research findings made in the laboratory into real health treatments and preventative strategies. Internationally-recognised research outcomes are being achieved in asthma and airway diseases, cancer, diabetes, mental health, nutrition, pregnancy and reproduction, stroke and more. Collaborations are being conducted with institutes on all points of the globe.

HMRI provides vital funding and facilities to fuel research, but the heart and soul of the Institute are people – the researchers, the generous donors and supporters, the committed volunteers, and the patients who participate in trials and ultimately benefit from the research results.

Upcoming Events

HCRA  Community Showcase
Winery Running Festival
HCRF Dine for a Dream 2018
Horse Racing
HCRA  Community Showcase
July 18, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Hunter Cancer Research Alliance researchers will showcase their research through a series of oral and poster presentations along with Q&A sessions.

Winery Running Festival
July 22, 2018 - 6:30am to 1:00pm

The Winery Running Festival will be staged on 22 July 2018 from Wine Country area in the Hunter Valley - join the team to raise funds for the Sports Concussion Clinic.

HCRF Dine for a Dream 2018
August 24, 2018 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm

Hunter Children's Research Foundation are hosting Dine for a Dream at Marina Views Function Centre raising vital funds for medical research

Horse Racing
August 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Join us for Australia’s largest Charity Horse Racing Day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on 25th August 2018.

Latest News & Articles

Jul 16 2018

Two researchers have secured more than $1.16 million in NSW Government funding to explore early intervention methods for cancer and stroke.

Jul 13 2018

A Hunter family, who wish to remain anonymous, have made a huge impact with a record $1.71 million bequest to HMRI.

Jul 4 2018

The iPlay fitness program, an evolution of HMRI's SCORES, has more than halved cardiovascular disease risk in primary school kids.

Jul 2 2018

Leading pharmaceutical company Merck has completed its buyout of virotherapy firm Viralytics, founded in Newcastle by Associate Professor Darren Shafren.