Great ideas attract $7 million in NHMRC grants
December 15, 2020

Seven University of Newcastle researchers have been awarded more than $7 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants, designed to support innovative and creative research projects which address a specific question.

Australian research leads to trial treatment for DIPG
December 11, 2020

For the first time, families of children suffering the worst type of children’s cancer will now have drug combination options with the announcement of a new clinical trial based on Australian research.

Port Waratah invests $300,000 into Hunter region’s medical research capability
December 8, 2020

The region’s health and medical researchers and local people will benefit from a new partnership between Port Waratah Coal Services (Port Waratah), Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and Hunter New England Local Health District.

Research into food marketing to teens via social media
November 26, 2020

Researchers from HMRI and the University of Newcastle are looking to recruit teenagers for an Australian first, two nation study, into what food marketing teenagers are exposed to on their social media.

Family and friends online support program expands to cover all addictions
November 26, 2020

An online intervention and e-health program to help families and friends supporting loved ones who use crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’) has expanded to cover any type of substance addiction, including alcohol.

Mark Hughes Foundation Announces $1.578M in Brain Cancer Research Grants
November 13, 2020

Medical researchers from around Australia, along with people impacted by brain cancer, will benefit from the research grants announced by the Mark Hughes Foundation last night at the Hunter Medical Research Institute Annual Awards Night.

Aboriginal ear surgeon honoured with Menzies Medallion
November 13, 2020

Australia’s first Aboriginal surgeon, the highly acclaimed ear, nose and throat surgeon, Associate Professor Kelvin Kong has been awarded the prestigious Menzies Medallion.

The Hunter’s medical research excellence celebrated at HMRI 2020 Awards
November 12, 2020

The Hunter’s researchers and their community supporters gathered with representatives from Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), the University of Newcastle, and HNE Local Health District to virtually celebrate and honour medical research excellence at the annual HMRI Awards Night – HMRI 2020 - on Thursday (November 12) night.

NAIDOC WEEK: Indigenous health research
November 11, 2020

It is NAIDOC Week.

HMRI is committed to helping researchers to undertake research that translates to better treatments and better access to health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

So close to record run of Great North Walk
November 10, 2020

Newcastle runner Benn Coubrough came so close to running the Great North Walk in record time whilst raising funds for Newcastle’s Sports Concussion Clinic.