Over March, the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) has been celebrating its 20th year in operation. As a long-term supporter of HMRI, Walkom Real Estate has celebrated this significant milestone by providing a considerable donation towards HMRI’s recent Research Award for Excellence.
In his role as Chairman of the HMRI Foundation and Principal of Walkom Real Estate, Scott Walkom said he is proud to support HMRI’s work.
“What began in 1998 as a bold vision to improve community wellbeing has evolved into a world-class institute striving to prevent, treat and defeat serious illness. It has been so wonderful to see HMRI advance over the years and Walkom Real Estate is very proud to support this worthwhile organisation,” Scott said.
The recipient of HMRI’s Research Award for Excellence was Professor Clare Collins, who was recognised for her commitment to improving nutritional knowledge and informing the development of evidence-based health policy.
“As a city with one university that has strong links to its teaching hospitals, Newcastle is ideally positioned to take a leading role internationally in patient-focused research,” Scott said.
“With the state-of-the-art facilities, HMRI and the city of Newcastle are fast becoming very desirable for world-class researchers.”
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As a local, family-owned company,Walkom Real Estate have been helping Novocastrians buy, sell and rent homes and apartments since 1961.
HMRI will celebrate two decadesof ground-breaking achievement and community engagement until the end of March. HMRI is recognised locally as beinga key part in advancing Newcastle’s emerging identity as an intellectual centre of excllence and innovation.
IMAGE | Left to right: Director of HMRI, Professor Michael Nilsson; Senior Research Fellow from the University of Newcastle, Professor Clare Collins; and Chairman of the HMRI Foundation and Principal of Walkom Real Estate, Scott Walkom.