Oct 21, 2019
ASCO congratulates Lori J. Pierce, MD, FASTRO, FASCO, on her induction into the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) at a ceremony on October 19, 2019. Dr. Pierce was elected as a new member of the NAM in October 2018 in recognition of her “research in developing radiation treatments for breast cancer that leverage advances in medical physics and laboratory science and for national efforts to draw women and people of color into medicine.”
According to NAM, “Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service…. New members are elected by current members through a process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.”
Dr. Pierce is currently ASCO president-elect and will serve as 2020-2021 ASCO president beginning in June 2020. She is a radiation oncologist, professor, and vice provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs at the University of Michigan. She is 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.
Dr. Pierce is a past member of multiple ASCO committees including the Government Relations Committee, Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee, and the Conquer Cancer Nominating Committee, and she served as a mentor for the ASCO Leadership Development Program from 2015 to 2018. She was named a Fellow of ASCO (FASCO) in 2015.