Funding for better outcomes for elderly after hip surgery
October 14, 2020

With hip fracture posing a major risk of death in people over 50, a new study aims to establish evidence for improved discharge planning for elderly patients following hip surgery

Federal Budget: HMRI welcomes Rural, Regional and Remote Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure Program
October 13, 2020

Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement that it is investing $125 million across three projects to improve the health of Australians in rural, remote and regional areas through access to innovative clinical trials.

Asthma treatment – it’s not one-size-fits-all
October 8, 2020

Asthma treatment – it’s not one-size-fits-all

With at least one asthma-related death each day in Australia, a team of researchers has been awarded $2.5 million dollars from NHMRC to investigate personalised approaches to asthma treatment.

Have your say on a new stroke recovery group to improve quality of life
September 29, 2020

Researchers at Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) are inviting people who have had a stroke, as well as past or present carers of someone who has had a stroke, to help design a long-term recovery group for stroke survivors.
Dr Heidi Janssen, researcher and physiotherapist, who works for Hunter New England Health’s Hunter Stroke Service & Community Stroke Team, says the aim of the group is to help improve recovery and quality of life for people living with stroke.
Dr Janssen says most stroke survivors receive approximately 12 weeks of rehabilitation.

HMRI researcher’s key role in development of preventative COVID-19 nasal spray
September 28, 2020

Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) respiratory researchers from the University of Newcastle have played an integral role in developing a new preventative nasal spray treatment by Australian biotech company, Ena Respiratory, that could protect people from COVID-19 infection and prevent transmission.

Diet and Gut Health: A Q&A with Dr Kerith Duncanson
September 17, 2020

Your questions answered! We sat down with dietitian Dr Kerith Duncanson following our popular Gut Health community seminar and she answered some of the gutsy questions asked by you!

Gut Health: The Inside Story Community Seminar
September 17, 2020

HMRI recently hosted the incredibly popular Gut Health: The Inside Story virtual community seminar. Learn about some real gutsy issues and have your questions answered by our team of gastrointestinal experts.

Taking digestive health research to the next level
September 7, 2020

With unexplained gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms a common and costly burden for many Australians, a new NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence will be launched on Wednesday 9 September, to advance the understanding, identification and treatment of chronic digestive diseases.

Advice for New Dads from their Baby...via Text
September 6, 2020

From this Fathers’ Day, 30,000 NSW fathers will get the chance to have messages from their new baby even if it’s before the birth. Researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) have created a digital platform to deliver advice and guidance directly to new dads via text.

Funding to pump new research into the Hunter
September 4, 2020

Each year in the Hunter New England (HNE) region, over 900 people experience their first heart attack, placing HNE within NSW’s highest cardiovascular disease mortality band.

In an effort to reduce the region’s risk of heart disease, researchers from NSW Regional Health Partners (NSWRHP) including the University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and Hunter New England Health have been awarded a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant of over $1 million.