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

HMRI Rare Diseases Public Seminar
Towards an inclusive My Health Record
HMRI Ball
Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie Week 2017
HMRI Rare Diseases Public Seminar
February 28, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

To mark Rare Disease Day 2017, HMRI and the Priority Research Centre GrowUpWell host the HMRI Rare Diseases Public Seminar, Tuesday 28 February.

Towards an inclusive My Health Record
March 3, 2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Join an audience of consumers, healthcare providers, policy-makers, and researchers to consider burning issues now surrounding implementation of a person-centred My Health Record.

HMRI Ball
June 17, 2017 - 6:30pm to 11:30pm

Hunter Medical Research Institute annual ball will be held 18th June 2017 raising funds for medical research.

Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie Week 2017
June 19, 2017 - 9:00am to June 23, 2017 - 5:00pm

Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie Week 2017 will take place 19th to 23rd June.

Latest News & Articles

Feb 23 2017

A timesaving diagnostic device called the Stroke Finder helmet is being trialled by HMRI stroke researchers for the first time

Feb 22 2017

Study from the University of Newcastle reveals the impact increased walking has on hospitalisation.

Feb 21 2017

Leading radiation oncologist Dr Mike Fay has received a Mid-Career Research Fellowship dedicated to brain cancer, funded by the Mark Hughes Foundation

Feb 20 2017

Two Hunter charities have shared over $267,000 after the Newcastle Master Plumbers Association cleared a 43-year-old pool of membership funds.