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

Dance DIPG - Dancing for Josie
Dance DIPG - Dancing for Josie
November 24, 2018 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm

A multicultural dance show to raise funds for DIPG research.

Latest News & Articles

Nov 15 2018

Find out all the winners from the HMRI Awards Night 2018.

Nov 15 2018

Dr Heather Lee has received a $50,000 prize from the National Stem Cell Foundation for her leadership in stem cell research.

Nov 14 2018

Young researchers scooped the pool at the 2018 HMRI Awards Night as over 30 new grants exceeding $1 million in total were announced.

Nov 9 2018

An online research trial is set to investigate the best methods to support young Australian veterans who drink alcohol and experience depressive symptoms.