Life Membership bestowed on Boris M Struk Pitcher Partners recently hosted a function to honour Boris M Struk’s illustrious contribution to muscular dystrophy as founder and recently retired inaugural Executive Director of Muscular Dystrophy Australia. Prof Andrew Kornberg with Boris M Struk Bill Schlink, President of Committee Management, MDA, spoke of Boris’ commitment at the retirement [...]
National Superhero Week Special on Sunrise Seven Sunrise - Watch the heart-warming National Superhero Week story of school kids celebrating their own special hero. Seven Sunrise story - click to view.
National Superhero Week for Muscular Dystrophy is a week-long event in which people across Australia hold an event during the week to raise awareness and funds for Muscular Dystrophy Australia’s programs, services and research. Heroes of all ages are encouraged to participate from 2nd to 8th September 2019, from kindergartens and schools, to workplaces and [...]
MDA warmly welcomes Jan Chisholm as CEO Jan Chisholm has spent her entire career working in the not-for-profit sector championing worthy causes, first in her native UK and, for the past 20 years, here in Australia. Most recently, Jan was CEO at the Royal Women’s Hospital Foundation in Melbourne and also spent five [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]