Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation Chairman Michael Slater, Newcastle mum Cara Vasilescu and her son Jude Vasilescu, HMRI Director Professor Maree Gleeson, Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation Family Health and Wellbeing Scholars Michelle Blumfield and James Bray.
June 5, 2009

The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation will today announce two innovative research projects that aim to tackle childhood obesity.

Professor Amanda Baker
June 4, 2009

One in five Australians will experience a mental illness at some stage in their lives. Many will also experience problems with the use of alcohol, cigarettes or illegal drugs. For years treatment did not address the link between these two condition

Associate Professor Darren Shafren
June 3, 2009

Cancer affects around 88,000 Australians each year. One in three Australian men and one in four women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 75.

Dr Carmel Loughland
June 2, 2009

On Tuesday night NBN News explored research into how people with schizophrenia process facial expressions.

Dr Peter Wark
June 1, 2009

Despite much progress in recent years, both asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) continue to cause health problems in adults and children.

Dr Chris Levi at John Hunter Hospital. A high resolution version of this photo is available to media on request.
May 21, 2009

Hunter researchers are reminding people in the Upper Hunter, Great Lakes and Lower Manning areas to call ‘000’ if they recognise the signs of stroke so that more people can benefit from brain-saving treatment.

May 14, 2009

Members of the community will have the chance to quiz brain and mental health experts at a free health seminar on Thursday May 21.

HMRI Building proposed
May 12, 2009

The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) says tonight’s Australian Government announcement of $35 million is good news for the Hunter region as it has secured a world class research facility.

May 5, 2009

People with VCFS have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia. Her research is investigating the factors that lead to the onset of schizophrenia.

April 27, 2009

Australians are being urged to join a growing national survey tracking critical data on influenza infection that alerts medical officials to large outbreaks of the debilitating virus.