The health and wellbeing of our community is at the heart of all we do here at HMRI. Throughout this time, we want to keep you updated on our response to COVID-19 and share valuable information and resources to support your health and wellbeing over the coming weeks and months.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - What Our Community Needs To Know

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Nathan Bartlett
May 12, 2020

The big V word is being talked about a lot when it comes to COVID-19, but are vaccines the only answer?

Professor Peter Wark | Hunter researchers seeking locals who have tested positive with COVID-19
May 4, 2020

Professor Peter Wark is working with a team at the Hunter Medical Research Institute on a study to assess how the immune system responds to COVID-19.

April 29, 2020

The bushfires, floods and now the COVID-19 pandemic have had an ongoing impact on many people’s anxiety levels for months. For many Australians, this has had a cumulative impact on their mental health and wellbeing. In situations like this, our minds are responding to a perceived threat has been continuing for months.

 

The impact of COVID-19 on people with cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses | Aaron Sverdlov
April 27, 2020

We spoke with HMRI Cardio-oncologist Professor Aaron Sverdlov about why people with chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes, are at greater risk from COVID-19.

HMRI leading a coordinated approach to clinical trials on COVID-19
April 23, 2020

The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) Clinical Trials Unit is playing a key role in supporting a major nationwide study testing potential treatments for coronavirus, COVID-19.   

Professor Josh Davis
April 21, 2020

HMRI is delighted to be involved in a new clinical trial aimed at testing the safety and efficacy of existing drugs for patients hospitalised with COVID-19.

Professor Hubert Hondermarck and Associate Professor Nathan Bartlett
April 17, 2020

Professor Hubert Hondermarck and Associate Professor Nathan Bartlett are researching drug repurposing to offer hope in fast-tracking treatments for COVID-19.

Jessica Stokes-Parish
April 17, 2020

Jessica Stokes-Parish explains what we need to look for in a hand sanitiser.

Professor Billie Bonevski
April 16, 2020

Here’s what we know about smoking and COVID-19 risk – and how you can boost your chances of quitting while under lockdown.

Nutrition and bolstering your health during the coronavirus pandemic
April 14, 2020

Professor Clare Collins, leading dietitian and HMRI researcher offers advice, tips and a simple shopping list of ingredients to bolster your nutrition at this challenging time.