Spring is a time of change and new growth, and MDA is experiencing a lot of both these days. No matter where you look, we’re innovating, extending our reach, leveraging our resources, supporting new initiatives and building partnerships.
R. Rodney Howell has received a March of Dimes award for helping ‘give every baby a chance at a healthy start in life’
R. Rodney Howell — respected geneticist, pediatrician and chairman of the MDA Board of Directors — has been honored by the March of Dimes for playing a key role in developing the uniform panel of serious disorders for which nearly every baby in the United States now is tested.
As you read this, I'm just completing my first month as the new President and CEO of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To borrow a cliché from MDA’s close and dear fire fighter partners, I’ve been “drinking from the fire hose” — in other words, literally inundated with new information.
Whether it’s funding research, or providing services and health care, MDA is keenly focused on improving the lives of those we serve.
That’s why I’m really excited about our latest program: the MDA Neuromuscular Disease Registry. The registry, which will be launched in a number of MDA clinics by the end of this year, is a powerful tool for improving care, and ultimately, length and quality of...
Summer is here, my desert garden is drooping in the heat, and kids are fishing, horseback riding and having the times of their lives at MDA summer camps across the country. But as every school-age child knows, summer days will go whizzing past and in a blink of an eye, Labor Day will be here.
An unwavering commitment to children is a big reason why R. Rodney Howell, M.D., was honored by the American College of Medical Genetics Foundation
It’s about the children, their health and their futures.
That’s long been the philosophy of R. Rodney Howell, M.D., renowned pediatrician and geneticist, and current chairman of the Board of Directors for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.