Dr Gerard Kaiko receiving NPCF grant
December 9, 2022

HMRI researchers have received a $98,700 grant from the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation for the development of new treatment for two inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD): Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Kristie Atkins
December 5, 2022

Long-term HMRI Foundation member Kristie Atkins has been appointed as Chair of the HMRI Foundation.

Diagram of sperm
December 5, 2022

Dr David Skerrett-Byrne from the HMRI Infertility and Reproduction Research Program has for the first time profiled 6,000 sperm proteins that could help create a non-hormonal male contraceptive.

BorneHMRI Coast2Coast Logo
December 4, 2022

After 2 years of planning and waiting, the BorneHMRI team was finally able to make their way across the whole of Costa Rica from coast to coast. The team travelled 275km on foot, by bike and in kayaks - all to raise money for vital preterm birth research.

December 1, 2022

A world first Asthma and Pregnancy toolkit designed to improve the health of pregnant women and their babies will be rolled out across the ACT. Developed by HMRI and University of Newcastle researchers, the toolkit is designed to ensure that health care professionals have access to the most up to date evidence-based treatments for pregnant women. 

 Vale Mark Heanly
November 30, 2022

Our HMRI family has experienced a devastating loss, with HMRI Foundation Member, Mark Heanly, passing away suddenly on 26 November 2022.  Adored by his family of four children and lovely wife Jenny, he was placing the final touches on his forever country home and gardens at Owens Gap.

Researchers investigate recovery from Intimate Partner Violence
November 28, 2022

Researchers have discovered women who experience Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) are nearly twice as likely to suffer mental health disorders and only around 22% felt fully recovered after a decade. The team conducted an anonymous online survey of 665 people with lived experience of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) to attempt to find out if recovery was possible and, if so, how long it took.  

Laura Dowling
November 26, 2022

It’s the people that make HMRI what it is. They’re more than their work, so we want to shine the spotlight on the Humans of HMRI. 

Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered Team
November 25, 2022

Since the Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered program launched, more than 3100 Daughters and Dads have been involved - keeping adolescent girls fit and healthy.

Hunter Children’s Research Foundation research grant winners announced
November 25, 2022

Hunter medical researchers were honoured last night for their lifesaving, life-changing research into children's terminal and debilitating illnesses.