Celebrating International Nurses Day 12 May 2020
May 12, 2020

Nurses are a vital cog in our research network On International Nurses Day we’d like to acknowledge and celebrate the role that nurses play in research at HMRI, our local health district and beyond.

Repurposing drugs for ovarian cancer
May 8, 2020

Associate Professor Nikola Bowden, Professor Jennifer Martin, Dr Michelle Wong-Brown and Dr Penny Reeves from the University of Newcastle and the Hunter Medical Research Institute have successfully been awarded $2.69 million for their Australian Program for Drug-repurposing for Treatment-resistant Ovarian Cancer. 

Professor Peter Wark | Hunter researchers seeking locals who have tested positive with COVID-19
May 4, 2020

Professor Peter Wark is working with a team at the Hunter Medical Research Institute on a study to assess how the immune system responds to COVID-19.

Hunter Researchers Awarded Competitive Cardiovascular Grants | Professor Aaron Sverdlov
May 1, 2020

Over $20 million in funding has been awarded to NSW cardiovascular researchers, with HMRI affiliated researchers to share in the funds.

April 29, 2020

The bushfires, floods and now the COVID-19 pandemic have had an ongoing impact on many people’s anxiety levels for months. For many Australians, this has had a cumulative impact on their mental health and wellbeing. In situations like this, our minds are responding to a perceived threat has been continuing for months.


The impact of COVID-19 on people with cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses | Aaron Sverdlov
April 27, 2020

We spoke with HMRI Cardio-oncologist Professor Aaron Sverdlov about why people with chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes, are at greater risk from COVID-19.

HMRI leading a coordinated approach to clinical trials on COVID-19
April 23, 2020

The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) Clinical Trials Unit is playing a key role in supporting a major nationwide study testing potential treatments for coronavirus, COVID-19.   

Professor Josh Davis
April 21, 2020

HMRI is delighted to be involved in a new clinical trial aimed at testing the safety and efficacy of existing drugs for patients hospitalised with COVID-19.

Professor Hubert Hondermarck and Associate Professor Nathan Bartlett
April 17, 2020

Professor Hubert Hondermarck and Associate Professor Nathan Bartlett are researching drug repurposing to offer hope in fast-tracking treatments for COVID-19.