Boris M Struk

End of an Era

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 [...]

By |2019-07-19T11:23:24+10:00July 19th, 2019|ambassador, award, Boris M Struk, Event, news|0 Comments

MDA Supporting More Research

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 [...]

By |2019-07-15T18:26:52+10:00July 15th, 2019|Boris M Struk, disorders, Monash Uni, research, trials|0 Comments

Rotary International Radio Interview

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 [...]

By |2019-05-10T11:10:17+10:00May 10th, 2019|ambassador, Boris M Struk, Media, news, presentation|0 Comments

AHA Supports MDA

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 - [...]

By |2019-04-23T22:46:35+10:00April 16th, 2019|Boris M Struk, fundraising, presentation|0 Comments

MDA Awards Inaugural Research Fellowship

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 [...]

By |2019-04-05T15:32:14+10:00April 5th, 2019|Boris M Struk, Media, news, research|0 Comments

Muscular Dystrophy Australia is your One-Stop-Shop

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 [...]

By |2019-04-23T23:14:32+10:00April 5th, 2019|ambassador, Boris M Struk, news, research, trials|0 Comments

EducationMD! 2019

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.