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

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Dr Serene Yoong, Professor Lisa Wood and Professor Jennifer Martin
Girls just wanna have FUNding
HMRI Ball 2019
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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!

Dr Serene Yoong, Professor Lisa Wood and Professor Jennifer Martin
May 29, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us at our Researcher Showcase Evening, where you will have the unique opportunity to hear from each of our 2018 Researchers of the Year.

Girls just wanna have FUNding
May 31, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Customs House is teaming up with Hunter Medical Research Institute to raise much needed funds for the Women in Medical Research Fellowships

HMRI Ball 2019
June 22, 2019 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm

Hunter Medical Research Institute annual ball will be held 22nd June 2019 raising funds for medical research.

Latest News & Articles

Feb 18 2019

Free hand weights and a tailored nutrition intervention will be offered in a new clinical trial helping over-65s build muscle strength and reduce falls.

Feb 18 2019

The Federal Government has partnered with Mark Hughes Foundation and Carrie's Beanies 4 Brain Cancer to deliver four new brain cancer trials worth $4.5 million.

Feb 18 2019

Two HMRI-affiliated researchers have been awarded career fellowships worth more than $1 million for research into innovative cancer treatment.

Feb 8 2019

Hunter researchers are conducting a head-to-head comparison of two drugs designed to help those with severe asthma.