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.

Greater Bank Helps HMRI Social Return on Investment Model Become Much More
November 9, 2020

A partnership between Hunter-based Greater Bank and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) has led to the creation of a framework that now goes well beyond measuring the impact that business funding of medical research has on communities.

Local kids’ health researchers honoured at HCRF Awards
October 30, 2020

The region’s health and medical researchers making a difference to the lives of local kids and their families, and research supporters, were honoured at the Hunter Children’s Research Foundation’s (HCRF) annual awards night on Thursday October 29.

$8.5m to continue largest women's health study
October 23, 2020

Australia’s largest and longest operating women’s health survey has secured $8.5m in funding.

The Federal Government Department of Health funding will support the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) for another three years.

HMRI researchers named AMP Tomorrow Makers
October 16, 2020

Two Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) researchers have been named as one of 39 AMP Tomorrow Makers from across Australia for 2021.

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

Mental Health: Taking Care of Yourself & Each Other Virtual Community Seminar
October 14, 2020

2020 has been a year like no other.
The challenges we have faced this year have not only emphasised the importance of taking care of ourselves and our own mental health, but also the wellbeing of our friends and family during difficult times.

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.