Newcastle: HMRI celebrates 25th anniversary

With initial funding of $100,000, split between the University of Newcastle and the Hunter New England Local Health District, in 1998, the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) took its first steps towards becoming one of the world’s leading medical research organisations. It set out with a radical ambition to deliver innovative research that translates into tangible health improvements.

Now, 25 years later, HMRI’s Director, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, is excited about the year-long celebration ahead. “HMRI has been improving the health and wellbeing of communities by supporting world-class research with real-life medical and health outcomes,” she said.

“The coming year will be a time to reflect and share; share our history and share our stories of the impact HMRI has had on us as researchers, clinicians, leaders, community members, participants, and research donors. For 25 years, we have been powering medical breakthroughs and for the next 25 years and beyond, we will continue to do the same.”

Laureate Professor Clare Collins has been helping people access effective medical nutrition therapies that reduce their risk of chronic disease.

“HMRI stands as a beacon of research excellence, a foundation of strength, and a lighthouse for the future,” said Professor Collins reflecting about the organisation.

“We now look forward to the next 25 years as we continue to make a significant impact on the journey towards better health and well-being for all.”

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