PULSE is a volunteer group of young Hunter professionals committed to raising awareness and funds to support early career medical researchers at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).
All funds raised by PULSE are used to establish research grants that are awarded annually to encourage early medical researchers to continue their ground-breaking research projects in the Hunter region.
“This means that HMRI is able to retain and attract talented researchers and the results of their studies are then implemented here in our health system,” says PULSE Chairperson Emma Avery. “Without our local support, researchers would be forced away from the region.”
PULSE events are aimed at engaging the young and the young at heart of the Newcastle and Hunter community with a range of fun, informative and friendly events throughout the year. Most events are held in Newcastle, with attendees from the local area as well as across the Hunter.
Getting Involved with PULSE
“By buying a ticket to a PULSE event, your contribution could help raise a $2,000 grant, which can ultimately lead to a $200,000 or $2 million government grant for our Hunter researchers,” Emma says. “This results in our medical researchers having the opportunity to turn their medical ideas into reality through extended research and integration into our health care system.”
PULSE keeps their events new and exciting each year, but there are a few crowd favourites that continue to deliver, including a Beer Appreciation Night held in winter each year, and a Fashion High Tea in September. The team also loves to jump on the barbie at Bunnings Kotara every now and then – so keep an eye out for them and drop by for a sausage sizzle and a chat.