Studies Supported by the American Diabetes Association
ADA has assisted about 5,000 diabetes research projects for nearly 60 years now (AskReporter). The association uses avenues like Core Research Program so supports diabetes studies. This year, the organization has recognized essential studies in this field through its two Innovative Research Awards namely Innovative Basic Science (IBS) and Clinical or Translational Science (ICTS).
Researchers working on diabetes etiology and the challenges faced in treatment get support from the IBS Award. Any project receives a maximum of $115,000 annually for not more than three years. Researchers whose studies are about applying their theories in studies using humans as research projects get assistance through ICTS Grant. Such researchers can get an annual financial assistance of up to $200,000 for not more than three years.
ADA and CHLA to Work Together to Address Type 2 Diabetes in Youths
Due to the increasing cases of type 2 diabetes in children and teenagers, ADA and Children’s Hospital Angeles announced a joint program to address the problem. Through an experience by the name Camp PowerUp, the joint initiative will teach the youth how to reduce their chances of getting type 2 diabetes through physical activities and eating healthy food.
The study will target children between eight and 16 years. The research will deal with children in day camps, churches, and parks among others. The project by these two groups is expected to have a significant impact in reducing the rising cases of type 2 diabetes in this age group.
Who is Dr. Mark Holterman?
Mark Holterman is a prominent American pediatric surgeon. His rich academic background has played a vital role in his success. Between 1976 and 1980, he was at Yale University where he graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts (BA). He then joined the University of Virginia for master’s degree and Ph.D. in Medicine and Immunology.
Over the years, he has had an opportunity to work in various hospitals at different positions. At Seattle Children’s he was a fellowship in pediatric surgery between 1993 and 1995. From 1995 to 1997, he worked as a research associate at the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal and then joined the University of Illinois as a professor. He is the founder, CEO, and Chief Medical Officer at Merian Global Health.