Eric Topol, MD, Scripps Health chief academic officer and director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, was honored with the Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry during the organizations recent annual meeting in Chicago.
As the award recipient, Dr. Topol delivered a July 27 keynote address to open the conference on how the digital revolution is creating better health care.
The AACC represents more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and business leaders from around the world who are focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management and other areas of breaking laboratory science.
The Coulter Lectureship is among several awards presented annually by the AACC and its affiliate, the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, to recognize individuals from around the world who have made significant contributions to the field of laboratory medicine.
The award is named in honor of the man who invented the Coulter Counter, a breakthrough machine for automating blood counts that revolutionized hematology and had far-reaching effects in other fields, according to the AACC.
Read more about the awards: AACC Announces 2014 Award Winners