Research and scholarships
MD associations around Australia fund a range of research projects over a broad spectrum of leading areas of research. Grants are awarded following careful assessment by scientific advisory committees and some have led to important breakthroughs in treatment of neuromuscular disorders.
The proposed research has to demonstrable current or future benefit to people living with neuromuscular conditions, and align with MDNSW’s strategic directions.
In 2018, MDNSW awarded the Sue Connor Scholarship, a full-time postgraduate scholarship to qualified candidate Samantha Bryen for her research project: “Translating splicing variants into clinical genomics for patients with rare neuromuscular disorders.” Samantha commenced her scholarship in July 2018 and will conclude in 2020.
Sam has spoken about her work at MDNSW’s Neuromuscular Information and Research Days, you can see her talks here:
- 2019 – Taking control of splicing: New therapies for Neuromuscular Disorders
- 2018 – Making sense of splice variants in Neuromuscular Disorders