An established medical researcher, Dr. Mark Holterman is also an educator and practitioner. He serves as lecturer of pediatrics and surgery at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine. Mark has committed himself to the advancement of medicine as well as looking for a cure for chronic ailments like diabetes. Dr. Mark Holterman is a member of the American Diabetes Association (Twitter). He graduated from the University of Virginia where he studied medicine. The American Diabetes Association made an announcement in early September abut a joint initiative that it entered with the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles that addresses the increasing rate when it comes to Type-2 Diabetes in teenagers and children.
The two organizations have managed to come up with an experience known as Camp PowerUp that uses an evidence-based curriculum so as to engage the youth in physical activities. It also teaches them on how to make food choices that are healthier so as to reduce the risk of having type 2 Diabetes. According to Dr. Mark Holterman, the program will be targeting young individuals who are from the age of 8 to 16 from day camps as well as after-school programs to parks and churches. Since the two organizations bring with them a lot of experience when it comes to childhood medicine and diabetes care, they strongly believe that the program will bring to an end the increase of type 2 Diabetes to young people.
Dr. Mark Holterman normally divides his time as the Chief Executive Officer at the Mariam Global Health and the Professor at the University of Illinois. A philanthropist, he is involved in many charitable organizations such as the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam. The organization helps healthcare professionals living in Vietnam in enhancing access to pediatric surgical care as well improve their capacity for such care. The organization normally relies on the support of volunteers and donors. Volunteers normally provide hands-on support such as lecturing, training, providing patient care as well as surgery at affiliated hospitals and medical schools in Vietnam. Dr. Mark Holterman serves as a mentor and role model to many young individuals who would wish to join his field of work.