Jun 23, 2011
Last Page introduces you to one of ASCO’s active volunteers in nine quick questions.
AC: What led you to oncology?
Dr. Vose: My father is a pathologist, and I used to work in his lab during summers in high school and college. I became fascinated with cancer and decided that hem/onc was a way to combine the study of cancer with helping people directly.
AC: What’s the last book you read?
Dr. Vose: I am currently finishing up an MBA in Health Administration, so all reading for the past two years has been related to the health care industry and business aspects of the industry. So, the last book was Strategic Management in Healthcare.
AC: What’s your favorite website?
Dr. Vose: It would have to be Google, as it is such a powerful tool for researching almost everything.
AC: Who is the person you most admire?
Dr. Vose: I admire my mentor, Dr. James Armitage, as he has always been remarkably able to balance work with family and still have a very successful career.
AC: What career could you see yourself in if you weren’t an oncologist?
Dr. Vose: If I was not an oncologist, I would be an interior decorator. I love design, color, and putting a room together.
AC: What hobbies do you enjoy?
Dr. Vose: I run, do boot-camp classes, and Pilates. I also enjoy painting—either watercolor or acrylics.
AC: Do you have a personal motto?
Dr. Vose: Make each day count. Or another one—life is short so eat dessert first!
AC: What is your fondest memory?
Dr. Vose: Going on exotic vacations with my parents to locations that I would never have seen otherwise, such as Tibet, Nepal, and Laos.
AC: What would you say to a young physician thinking about entering the field of oncology?
Dr. Vose: It is very important to have a good mentor and be in an excellent system that supports young faculty members. However, much of the drive for success has to come from the individual.
Dr. Vose is Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a member of ASCO's Board of Directors. She is also the Neumann M. and Mildred E. Harris Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She serves as the ASCO BoardLiaison to the Professional Development Committee and recentlycompleted a term on the PublicationsCommittee.
Update: ASCO Connection congratulates Dr. Vose, who graduated from the University of Colorado Denver Business School with an Executive MBA in Health Administration on July 23, 2011.