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School of Pharmacy faculty among those to be honored in university-wide special event

Two School of Pharmacy faculty be will be among than 60 UMKC faculty recognized in a university-wide virtual event to honor promotion, tenure, endowed chairs, distinguished professorships and unique UMKC and UM System awards throughout 2020.

Large in-person gatherings remain inadvisable due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of a live event, faculty will be recognized in a special video celebrating their accomplishments. The first showing of the video will take place on the evening of Feb. 12, and will be posted on the Provost’s website for the remainder of the year.

Kun Cheng, Ph.D., will be recognized for receiving the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring. The award recognizes UMKC graduate faculty advisors with a long-established career at the university who have made significant contributions to higher education through exceptional mentoring.

Dominick Salvatore, Pharm.D., will also be recognized for a promotion to clinical associate professor.

The recognitions occur throughout the year and are typically celebrated together at an annual event. They have taken on special meaning this year as the faculty, and all members of the university community, have faced unprecedented challenges in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The effort, flexibility and patience our faculty have put into this difficult year have not gone unnoticed, and it is especially important to recognize the significant contributions of our faculty this year,” said Chancellor Mauli Agrawal. “Many of our students say their relationships with our faculty are some of the biggest reasons they love being a Roo.” 

Published: Feb 4, 2021