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.

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Oct 9 2019

The 2019 HMRI Open Day is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the exciting health and medical research undertaken in the Hunter and beyond.

Sep 25 2019

The Lake Macquarie Open Garden and Art Trail will take place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October raising funds for HMRI health and medical research.

Sep 6 2019

Nobbys Beach will become a sea of colour on September 7 as around 300 people don their fluoro fashions for Glow Walk.

Sep 2 2019

More than $10 million has been awarded to HMRI-affiliated researchers to further the development of promising world-class, solution-based research.