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

Oxfords Against Ovarian Cancer Ladies Lunch
HMRI Ball
Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie Week 2017
Mark Hughes Foundation Ball 2017
Oxfords Against Ovarian Cancer Ladies Lunch
May 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

This annual lunch raises awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research at HMRI.

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.

Mark Hughes Foundation Ball 2017
August 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to 11:30pm

Mark Hughes Foundation Ball to be held on August 19th at Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Latest News & Articles

Mar 24 2017

A global trial involving Hunter researcher Dr Mike Fay has solved a treatment dilemma for older patients with a glioblastoma brain tumour, extending survival.

Mar 16 2017

Five new clinical trials are concurrently under recruitment in the Hunter, aiming to combat type 2 diabetes and heart disease with an array of natural dietary supplements and tasty foods.

Mar 16 2017

A Laureate Professorship has been bestowed on HMRI’s Information Based Medicine co-leader Rodney Scott in recognition of his remarkable research career in medical genetics

Mar 14 2017

If you’re aged 55-60 and have two of three risk factors – high blood pressure, high cholesterol or excessive body weight – you could participate in a national study testing whether a one-off vaccine can reduce the risk of both heart attack and stroke.