Dr. Mark Holterman Receives the ADA’s Innovative Research Award

As a professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Dr. Mark Holterman teaches surgery and pediatrics. He holds a PhD-MD in medicine and immunology from the University of Virginia.

A resident of Peoria Illinois Dr. Mark Holteman is an attending physician at the Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

Dr. Holterman is also a Yale Alumnist who graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in General Biology from Yale. He is this year’s recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Innovative Research Award.

For no more than three years the winner is granted $115,000 a year to finance their research. The Innovative Research Award is given in recognition of researchers whose work in its incunabulum or are on the brink of making a revolutionary discovery. The research must be in the field of diabetes etiology. Learn more on Crunchbase about Dr. Mark Holterman.

Etiology is a medical term referring to the cause of a disease. In his research, Dr. Holterman is trying to determine the link between the cause of diabetes and its treatment.

The ADA also offers the Innovative Clinical or Translational Science (ICTS), Grant providing $200,000 annually for a period not to exceed three years. The money goes to researchers who have tested their treatment theories on human subjects.

The American Diabetes Association was established 77 years ago. The ADA is a non-profit organization devoted to advocating for those with diabetes. Dr. Holterman numbers the ADA among the professional groups he is affiliated with.

Diabetes takes a mental as well as a physical toll on diabetics. As part of its crusade to assist people with diabetes, the ADA has formed an alliance with the American Psychological Association (APA). The Mental Health Provider Diabetes Education Program was born of that alliance. Read more about his interview at ideamensch.com.

Participating Mental Health Professionals conduct a seven-hour live seminar and a five-hour online seminar. APA members who satisfy these requirements earn a listing on the ADA website. This enables diabetics experiencing psychosocial issues stemming from their diabetes to receive the emotional help they need. Psychosocial refers to the correlation between social conditions and mental health.

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