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 six 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

Costa Rica Coast2Coast Challenge
Costa Rica Coast2Coast Challenge
March 1, 2021 - 9:00am to March 31, 2021 - 5:00pm

A team of 20 Borne HMRI supporters will embark on a unique, off-the-beaten-track adventure across Costa Rica.

Latest News & Articles

Feb 24 2021

With ovarian cancer sadly taking the lives of over 2/3 of people diagnosed in 5 years, Port Stephens-based fundraising group 'The Pearls of Port Stephens' recently donated more than $3,000 to HMRI to support ovarian cancer research.

Feb 9 2021

A new research program is set to investigate the use of innovative online technologies to empower Australians to avoid stroke.

Feb 2 2021

Research into a new drug which primes the immune system in the respiratory tract and is in development for COVID-19 shows it is also effective against rhinovirus.

Feb 2 2021

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic it has been well known that the virus does not affect everyone equally. Reviews of patient data around the world has shown that older people, men and those suffering from chronic lung conditions have worse outcomes and higher mortality rates. A new study may have found one potential reason for why some groups seem to get sicker more than others.