End of an Era After 33 years at the helm, Boris M Struk, Executive Director and builder of Muscular Dystrophy Australia (MDA), has announced his retirement. Here are some highlights of Boris’ journey with MDA. In 1984 Boris was told by a neurologist that his youngest son, Ryan, had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, one of the [...]
MDA Supporting More Research Dr Tamar Sztal is a research fellow in the School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, primarily working on modelling muscle disease in zebrafish by investigating the role of inflammation and taurine treatment on muscle wasting in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Dr Sztal and her team have developed methods to quantify both muscle [...]
So is this the barrel for the Harley No 66 Draw? asked MDA ED, Boris M Struk And the winner is: Dan of Yarraman QLD with Ticket No 1840
Rotary International Radio Interview MDA Executive Director, Boris M Struk, made a guest appearance on Rotary Radio 96.5 FM and spent the hour with Bernadette Schwerdt talking Muscular Dystrophy, Rotary and a host of other subjects. With a vast audience, the radio medium provided a fantastic opportunity to communicate to the public the challenges that [...]
AHA Supports MDA Michael Robertson, AHA (Vic) Councillor, Boris M Struk MDA ED, David Canny, AHA (Vic) President and Mark Robertson, AHA (Vic) Vice-President The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) recently supported MDA with a magnificent donation of $10,000 organised by long-time supporter Michael Robertson. We look forward to a long relationship with the AHA - [...]
Dr Chantal Coles & Boris M Struk The Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) and the Muscular Dystrophy Australia (MDA) are delighted to establish the inaugural MDA Research Fellowship, to be awarded to Dr Chantal Coles for 2019. Chantal began her research career in the primary industries, completing a PhD focusing on muscle and fat in [...]
Dr Chantal Coles, Boris M Struk, Prof Kathryn North AC, and Chris Kintakis Muscular Dystrophy Australia is your one-stop-shop for expert information, support, research and trials. MDA works tirelessly to support clinical trials and expand clinical trial capacity for Australia. We have been on the Steering Committee of the National Registries for more than a [...]
EducationMD! 2019 EducationMD! A hundred teachers and teacher aides attended an education seminar today at MDA HQ. The event was a resounding success and introduced a wide range of of speakers including Professor Monique Ryan from The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne and MDA Executive Director, Boris M Struk.