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Dr. Sanjeev Arora

Project ECHO Founder Accepts Brock Prize for Education Innovation

Dr. Arora was named 2021 Laureate for ECHO's Impact on Education

Dr. Sanjeev Arora, founder and director of Project ECHO, was recognized for his transformative ideas that have shaped the future of health care education.

Dr. Sanjeev Arora

Arora was named the 2021 Laureate for the Brock Prize in Education Innovation. The award reflects the critical work Project ECHO is doing to improve education outcomes for children around the world.

The event was held at the University of Tulsa Lorton Performance Center on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. It was also broadcast live on the Brock Prize YouTube channel.

The Brock Prize, currently in its 20th year, honors those whose ideas have transformed the landscape of modern education with the aim of highlighting these ideas for the broader community and magnifying their impact around the world.

We are extremely honored that Dr. Sanjeev Arora is our 2021 Laureate. His work is a unique innovation for education, which is exactly what the Prize is about. It is an innovation that improves society and individual lives.
John. A. Brock, Brock Prize Founder

“We are extremely honored that Dr. Sanjeev Arora is our 2021 Laureate,” said Brock Prize Founder John A. Brock. “His work is a unique innovation for education, which is exactly what the Prize is about. It is an innovation that improves society and individual lives.”

Arora expressed his gratitude for the recognition on behalf of the Project ECHO team.

“I want to thank the Brock selection committee for this amazing honor,” he said. “Project ECHO has revolutionized health care since 2003. Today, we leverage that same model to support teachers, counselors and administrators in rural and underserved areas in their most important work: developing and caring for our youngest citizens’ hearts and minds.

“Our goal is to provide teachers and staff with a community of support and mentorship that fuels their professional growth, satisfaction and, ultimately, success.”

Arora founded Project ECHO to teach and mentor rural primary clinicians in New Mexico to treat hepatitis C. Through the years, the ECHO model has grown into a learning framework for many other health conditions, education and more.

Project ECHO education programs rapidly adapted their curriculum to address best practices for virtual learning to support schoolteachers and administrators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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