R. Rodney Howell

R. Rodney Howell has received a March of Dimes award for helping ‘give every baby a chance at a healthy start in life’

posted on March 20, 2013 - 4:00pm
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.

A panel of experts explored issues related to newborn screening for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

posted on September 19, 2012 - 12:49pm
Update (Feb. 8, 2013): Longtime MDA grantee Jerry Mendell, who directs the Center for Gene therapy at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, published Report of MDA Muscle Disease Symposium on Newborn Screening for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Muscle & Nerve, Feb. 8, 2013.

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

posted on April 16, 2012 - 6:00am
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.

Injections of genes for the muscle-growth protein follistatin strengthened leg muscles in monkeys

posted on November 12, 2009 - 10:00pm
Four macaque monkeys that received injections of genes for a protein called follistatin into upper leg muscles experienced pronounced and durable increases in muscle size and strength with no adverse effects, say researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and Ohio State University. The findings could have implications for people with muscular dystrophies and other...
posted on November 1, 2007 - 9:19am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 6
Featured in this issue: Howell receives award ** flu shots **  Jerry Lewis named top celebrity ** Personal Achievement Awards ** Wings Over Wall Street ** Tradition of Hope Gala ** Nieto publishes book ** Holiday donations to MDA ** New annual report
posted on September 1, 2007 - 10:36am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 5
Featured in this issue: Howard elected chairman of Board ** Billy Gilman, Bradley Walker, Calvin Ray Johnson to sing on Telethon ** Congressional Gold Medal proposed for Jerry Lewis ** Former national ambassador dies ** Wings Over Wall Street slated ** Telethon online auctions launched