Dr. Pierce is a radiation oncologist, professor, and Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs at the University of Michigan. She is also director of the Michigan Radiation Oncology Quality Consortium. A national leader in breast cancer research, Dr. Pierce was previously a Senior Investigator at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health and in 1992, joined the faculty at the University of Michigan where she has focused her career primarily on the treatment of breast cancer.
An active ASCO member since 1992, Dr. Pierce is a past member of multiple ASCO committees including the Government Relations Committee, Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee and the Conquer Cancer Foundation Nominating Committee, and she served as a mentor for the Leadership Development Program from 2015 to 2018. She previously served on the ASCO Board of Directors from 2010 – 2014 and was named a Fellow of ASCO (FASCO) in 2015.
With over 180 manuscripts and book chapters published, Dr. Pierce has received numerous teaching and leadership awards including the American Association of Women Radiologoists’ Marie Curie Award and the Hologic, Inc Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award. In 2018, she was elected into the National Academy of Medicine. Most recently, Dr. Pierce was selected as the 2019 Woman of the Year by the United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) of Michigan.
Dr. Pierce completed her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree at Duke University. She completed her internship at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and her residency and chief residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania.
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