Even with multiple research awards, publications and book chapters, Dr. Mara wanted to formalize her research training by obtaining a Masters Degree in Clinical Trials from the University of London. This helped her solidify her expertise in evidence-based medicine even further. Because of this, she is an in-demand speaker in all things research. She regularly gives research workshops on topics such as clinical trials, observational studies, meta-analyses and case reports. One of her largest workshops was the one she conducted with her husband Mr. Nick Huber, a Harvard summa cum laude in Economics and Statistics for the Philippine Academy of Opthalmology in coordination with St. Luke’s Eye Institute. It was attended by 120 Ophthalmology Residents and Consultants from all over Manila.