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

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

MDA the original lifeline for people with Muscular Dystrophy

For more than 35 years, Muscular Dystrophy Australia (MDA) has been delivering personalised support and services to the muscular dystrophy community, nationwide and beyond. It is over those decades that MDA has forged invaluable relationships within the Royal Children’s Hospital and the research fraternity, where MDA supports and funds several staff at the Neuromuscular Clinic, [...]

By |2019-04-23T23:19:50+10:00January 18th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Australia Post – we deliver. Sometimes…

Australia Post – we deliver. Sometimes... I read a few months ago that there were more than 1.1 million complaints to Australia Post in 2016-2017 and that figure was actually down by 30% over the last previous two years.  Apparently the drop did not indicate an improvement in customer service. This implies that people probably [...]

By |2018-10-16T11:00:39+10:00October 16th, 2018|Boris M Struk, Media, news|0 Comments

Live Q&A Brings Renewed Hope

Live Q&A Brings Renewed Hope Last night the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI), Monash University and Muscular Dystrophy Australia held a Facebook Live Q&A “You Ask We Answer” event where the MD community had the opportunity to have their questions answered in real time by a panel of experts in MD. The panel included: Boris [...]