Dr. Mei R. Fu (PhD, RN, ACNS-BC) is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at New York University. Dr. Fu's scientific focus has been on cancer-related symptom assessment and management, with emphasis on lymphedema, lymphedema-related symptom experience and symptom clusters, lymphedema risk reduction, genormic variations and biomarkers related to lymphedema, quality of life, instrument development, limb volume measurement, and trans-cultural research. Her research has been funded by National Institute of Health, Avon Foundation, Oncology Nursing Society and Foundation, and Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing. Dr. Fu has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journals articles and book chapters. She is also on the editorial board for several peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Fu serves as the Medical Advisory Committee Member of the National Lymphedema Network, where she has co-chaired the research committee. She serves as the Steering Committee Member for the American Lymphedema Framework Project, a national partnership with the International Lymphedema Framework (ILF), where she has co-chaired the research and dissemination committee. Dr. Fu is appointed Editorial and Research Director for Stepup-speakout, a patient advocacy organization to promote lymphedema research, education, and practice (http://www.stepup-speakout.org). She is also the appointed panelist for the Oncology Nursing Society Education Advisory Panel. Dr. Fu is the elected President for Chinese American Nurses Association. Dr. Fu was the elected National Coordinator of Oncology Nursing Society Lymphedema Special Interest Group (SIG) from 2008-2010.
Dr. Fu has been recognized with several prestigious honors and awards for her leadership and scientific accomplishments, including the 2009 Excellence in Cancer Nursing Research Award from Oncology Nursing Society, the Young Investigator Award: Tactile Systems Technology Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Lymphology in 2009,Oncology Nursing Society Special Interest Group Excellence Award in 2010, Excellent Preceptor Award: for Graduate Students of Education from New York University in 2006, Eminent Scientist of the Year 2003 from International Research Promotion Council (IRPC), Outstanding Journal Article Award, 2000-2002 from the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association in 2002.