Mark Holterman, MD, has practiced pediatric surgery and studied regenerative medicine for several years. The CEO of Mariam Global Health, he splits his time between medical research, teaching surgery at the University of Illinois, and providing pediatric care to surgical patients at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. As testament to his successes in the field, Dr. Mark Holterman has earned several awards, including the Innovative Research Award from the American Diabetes Association, an organization committed to funding research into diabetes cures and prevention measures.
The American Diabetes Association offers two research awards to professionals: the Innovative Basic Science (IBS) award and the Innovative Clinical or Translational Science (ICTS) award.
Available to faculty members at any level, the IBS award is given to basic research that presents an innovative and new hypothesis. These hypotheses must be related to the pathophysiology or etiology of diabetes and demonstrate significant progress in terms of advancing diabetes treatment and prevention. The organization specifically encourages high-risk projects that have a larger potential for producing high-impact results.
Eligible applicants are authorized to work in the United States, and IBS award recipients receive up to $115,000 per year for a maximum of three years.
Meanwhile, the ICTS award grants recipients $200,000 per year for up to three years. This award is also limited to professionals who are authorized to work in the country, and it is given to research that presents innovative hypotheses and demonstrates a high probability of high-impact results. However, ICTS award recipient research must directly involve human data, samples, or subjects.