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

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March 21, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:15pm

ASX Thomson Reuters Charity Foundation are once again running a charity auction where HMRI can benefit from the ticket sales!

Latest News & Articles

Jan 14 2019

Spikes and dips in blood sugar levels experienced in the daily management of diabetes can undermine mental abilities such as memory and attention span.

Jan 7 2019

The Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) is releasing an inaugural national grant round calling for innovation in brain cancer research.

Dec 24 2018

A new study being conducted by Dr Narelle Eather aims to change that scenario by providing more positive sporting experiences focused on player well-being.

Dec 22 2018

Pre-eclampsia can lead to serious heart health issues for women up to 10 years after childbirth and yet few are aware of the risks.