Mei R. Fu, PhD, RN, FAAN

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University, USA

Dr. Mei R. Fu (PhD, RN, FAAN) is an internationally and nationally well-known nurse scientist and outstanding researcher and educator. She is a Tenured Associate Professor of Nursing at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University. Dr. Fu is also a Fellow of American Academy of Nursing, the highest professional honor recognizing outstanding contributions, achievements, and leadership in the nursing field; a Fellow of Geriatrics at the Hartford Institute of Geriatrics, the highest honor for Dr. Fu’s expert knowledge contributed to the field of geriatrics; and a Fellow of New York Academy of Medicine, recognition of the highest levels of achievement and leadership in the fields of urban health, science, social work, nursing, education, law, medicine and research.

Dr. Fu’s scientific focus has been on cancer-related symptoms and management of chronic illnesses. Her research incorporates qualitative and quantitative methods, genomic and biomarker approaches and cutting edge measurement technology as well as innovative behavioral interventions. Her research has been supported by National Institute of Health (NIH), the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing, the Avon Foundation, the Vital Fund, Judges and Lawyers for Breast Cancer Alert, Pfizer Independent Learning and Change grant. She has over 100 high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and professional publications. She has over 200 invited or peer-reviewed keynote and podium presentations at international, national, regional, and local conferences. The significance of her research has been recognized with funding in highly competitive grant proposals. Her creative research has been recognized with prestigious research awards from Oncology Nursing Society and International Lymphology Association. In addition, she was awarded the best article award by Oncology Nursing Society, outstanding journal article by Journal of Nursing Diagnosis, and Eminent Scientist of the Year 2003 by International Research Promotion Council.