Type 2 diabetes is a growing problem among young people that, if not addressed, can have a devastating impact on the quality of people’s lives. The American Diabetes Association and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is teaming up to do something about it. With the help of people like Dr. Mark J. Holterman, the organizations have created Camp PowerUp. The program uses an evidence-based curriculum designed to teach youths 8 to 16 about making healthier food choices and engage them in physical activities. These are important steps in reducing the rate of Type 2 diabetes in children.
Dr. Mark Holterman is also involved in the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (http://releasefact.com/2017/10/dr-mark-holterman/). The program’s goal is to sustainably improve access to pediatric medicine for youngsters in Vietnam. The organization operates a number of initiatives which provide medical supplies, personnel, and other much-needed resources to hospitals and health facilities in the region. IPSAC-VN helps address this need by operating the International Scholar Program. This program helps Vietnamese medical professionals get further training at American medical institutions. The scholarship recipients receive $2,500 to cover their travel to the U.S. They then spend two months at a medical institution doing medical research or involved in clinical examinations.
A graduate of the University of Virginia medical school, Dr. Mark Holterman also has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Yale University. Currently, he is with the University of Illinois College of Medicine where he teaches surgery and pediatrics (DialDish). Dr. Holterman is also committed to working for medical advancements and finding cures for diabetes and other chronic health conditions. Trained in basic science research and clinical medicine, he has worked in clinical care and on creating medical advances, new technology, and innovative therapeutic platforms for years.
Dr. Mark Holterman is also CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Chicago, Illinois based Mariam Global Health. Since its founding in 2012, the company has focused on breakthroughs in regenerative medicine. Dr. Holterman has also been a pediatric surgeon at OSF HealthCare’s children’s hospital since 2011. He specializes in medical research and surgical care for infants and children.