James R. Eckman Teaching Award

Every year, the fellows from the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine select a faculty member to receive the James R. Eckman Teaching Award, which recognizes excellence in teaching. Established in 2002, the annual award honors James R. Eckman, MD, for his relentless dedication to teaching and for serving as director of the fellowship program as well as for improving the care of patients with hemoglobinopathies.

Dr. Eckman is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology and held appointments as Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics in Medical Genetics at Emory University School of Medicine. He was the Medical Director of the world's first 24-hour comprehensive acute care sickle cell center which he helped establish at Grady Memorial Hospital in 1984 after intensive state lobbying for funding.

Below is a list of past recipients: