UMKC honors Moormeier with Pierson teaching award

Jill Moormeier, M.D.
Jill Moormeier, M.D.

Jill Moormeier, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, was the School of Medicine’s recipient of the 2016 Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award during UMKC’s faculty and staff awards celebration on April 26 in Pierson Auditorium.

She was appointed department chair in 2013 after previously serving as associate dean for Graduate Medical Education. Moormeier joined the School of Medicine faculty in 1990 and has served as a senior docent, section chief, and fellowship director for hematology and oncology. She has also been vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Medicine, and has served as the associate director of the Internal Medicine Residency program.

She served as a member of the board of directors for the University Physicians Associates and was chair of the UPA finance committee.

A graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Moormeier completed her residency training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. She did her fellowship training in hematology and oncology at the University of Chicago Medicine Medical Center.

The Pierson award is given each year to outstanding teachers in the Bloch School and schools of Dentistry, Law and Medicine. The annual UMKC Celebration of Excellence honors the university’s faculty and staff for service and engagement, teaching, and research.