The Umbrella Institute

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If all that springs to mind when you hear "Australia" are kangaroos and coral reefs, think again. Known for its cutting-edge translational research, the Hunter Medical Research Institute centered in Newcastle, New South Wales, is leading the way in a country taking big steps toward translational medicine. Started with seed money from the state government, HMRI brings together a group of diverse biomedical researchers and clinicians from the University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Health, and Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital.

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