The Faculty recognises that successful engagement with a range of partners is key to improving the health of the broader community. We are proud of our strong and valuable connections to government bodies, industry and our community.
For our students these collaborations ensure an enriched learning experience where they have the opportunity to continually put into practice the theory and hands-on skills they learn throughout the degree. These clinical relationships are substantial and occur in a range of diverse contexts throughout Local Health Districts in New South Wales.
For our researchers these relationships provide the foundation for research growth and the potential for breakthrough discoveries and innovation. One of the most significant examples of this commitment is the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). Established in 1998 the Institute has grown to become one of the state's leading health and medical research institutes drawing together basic biomedical, clinical and public health researchers from Hunter New England Local Health District, University of Newcastle and Calvary Mater Newcastle.
Through one HMRI project, the University and Hunter New England Local Health District, researchers are working with colleagues from Harbin Medical University in Northern China on breakthroughs in stroke treatment, which is being adopted across Australia. It is the capacity of this multidisciplinary international team together with an environment that fosters excellence that is leading to evidence based advances in health care in our regions and across the world.
In addition, we undertake significant community based research through the Family Action Centre and are strongly affiliated with the internationally recognised Community Campus Partnership for Health.