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

ASX Thomson Reuters Race Day
The Birdcage Ball
June 2, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

The HMRI Medical Research Week Public Seminar will be presented by Hunter Research Leaders: Professor Julie Byles, Professor Phil Morgan and Dr Susan Hua.

ASX Thomson Reuters Race Day
June 4, 2016 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

ASX Thomson Reuters Charity Foundation in conjunction with the Australian Turf Club are organising Australia’s largest Charity Horse Racing Day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on 4th June 2016 and Hunter Medical Research Institute are privileged to be one of the benefiting charities.

June 10, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

The HMRI June Seminar Series features renowned biochemist and neuroscientist, Professor Neil Sims, presenting on 'Astrocytes in stroke: influences on tissue damage and functional recovery.'

The Birdcage Ball
June 18, 2016 - 6:30pm to 11:30pm

The Hunter Medical Research Institue invites you to come and shake your tail feathers for an evening of fine dining and dancing. 
Date: Saturday 18th June 2016
Venue: Newcastle Town Hall 

Latest News & Articles

May 17 2016

The Federal Government has provided a crucial $1.5 million grant to the University of Newcastle’s Gomeroi gaaynggal health centre at Tamworth and Walgett, enabling it to continue operating beyond the end of 2016.

Apr 26 2016

A major national collaboration is now testing whether a safe, one-off vaccination can help to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Apr 21 2016

The University of Newcastle (UON) has appointed leading HMRI researcher Professor Roger Smith AM as its next Laureate Professor to reflect his remarkable contribution to the understanding of human pregnancy.

Apr 18 2016

A two-year health study implemented in disadvantaged high schools in the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid-North Coast regions of NSW has been one of the few internationally to demonstrate a significant increase in physical activity among teenage students.