Dr. Salkind honored with Pierson Teaching Award

Alan Salkind, M.D., (middle) is pictured receiving the 2011 Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award from Damon Bryant, president of the UMKC Alumni Association, (left) and UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton (right).

Alan Salkind, M.D., professor of internal medicine, received the 2011 Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award during the UMKC Celebration of Excellence on March 8 at Pierson Auditorium.

Dr. Salkind joined the School of Medicine in 1998 as a docent and an associate professor of internal medicine. He still serves as the Green 4 docent. He also served as assistant dean for the selection council and has been a member of the faculty development committee and the physician promotions committee.

Dr. Salkind earned his medical degree from Eastern Tennessee State University and completed his residency in medicine at Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, N.Y. He also completed an infectious diseases fellowship and research training in immunology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

The Pierson Award is presented annually to a UMKC School of Medicine faculty member based on student evaluations of courses. The award was created through the bequest of Elmer F. Pierson, a Kansas City philanthropist who valued teaching and provided an endowment to recognize outstanding educators.

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