American Diabetes Association’s Role in Supporting Research in Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has provided financial assistance to about 5,000 diabetes research projects for over 60 years. For instance, the association once rewarded Dr. Mark Holterman with Innovative Research Award. The association aids researchers through arms such as the Core Research Program.


ADA’s Innovative Basic Science (IBS) Award is designed for those dealing with the causes of diabetes and how they affect treatment. The award gives privilege to those dealing with early-stage research, and those expected to bring a significant impact. The Innovative Clinical or Translational Science (ICTS) Grant is specifically for doctors using people as research subjects when putting their medical theories into practice.


ADA and CHLA Collaborate in Addressing Type 2 Diabetes in the Youth


At the beginning of September this year, ADA and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) declared their decision to work together under Camp PowerUp, to address the high cases of type 2 diabetes in children and teenagers. ADA and CHLA are seeking to lower the risk of these children developing diabetes by becoming active and eating healthy foods.


ADA, an organization to which Dr. Mark Holterman is a member, seeks to target children between eight and 16 years old (ReleaseFact). The experience of the two groups is expected to play an essential role in addressing this challenge.


Who Is Dr. Mark Holterman?



Mark Holterman works at the University of Illinois College of Medicine as a full professor ( He joined the university in 2011. Besides, he works at the Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Illinois as a pediatric surgeon. He has two offices, one in Maywood and the other in Peoria, Illinois. He has worked for almost three decades specializing mainly in pediatric surgery and general surgery. In his career, he has won four awards.


Dr. Mark Holterman joined Yale University between 1976 and 1980 for his Bachelor of Arts, General Biology. He then proceeded to the University of Virginia between 1980 and 1988 for his MD and Ph.D. in Medicine and Immunology. In his early days, he worked at Seattle Children’s Hospital between 1993 and 1995 as a fellowship in pediatric surgery. By 2012, he had founded Mariam Global Health and become the CEO.


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