International Conference: "Enhancing Continuity of Care Through the Science and Art in Nursing and Midwifery"
October 7- 8, 2022


Professor Dr. Mei Rosemary Fu

Professor & Senior Associate Dean for Research
Rutgers University School of Nursing-Camden, United States

Dr. Mei R. Fu (PhD, RN, FAAN) is an internationally and nationally well-known nurse scientist, researcher, and educator. Dr. Fu holds the prestigious honor of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame (2017). This honor recognizes nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national and international recognition for their work and whose research has influenced the profession and the people it serves. Dr. Fu was the recipient of the Oncology Nursing Foundation Connie Henke Yarbro Excellence in Cancer Nursing Mentorship Award (2020) to recognize her excellence in cancer nursing mentorship that has been demonstrated in her role as a nurse scientist going above and beyond in many ways. Dr. Fu is a Fellow of American Academy of Nursing, Senior Fellow of Geriatrics at the Hartford Institute of Geriatrics and Fellow of New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Fu’s scientific focus has been on pain and symptoms, lymphedema, cancer, chronic illnesses, quality of life as well as intersections of culture, environments, climate change and social determinants of health. Her research incorporates qualitative and quantitative research methods, genomic and biomarker approaches, cutting-edge technology, mobile health as well as innovative behavioral interventions. Her award-winning research has been supported by National Institute of Health (NCI/NINR/NIMHD), National Science Foundation, the Oncology Nursing Foundation, the Avon Foundation, Pfizer Independent Learning and Change grant and other organizations. She has over 150 high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals, professional journals, book chapters, and scholarly professional publications. She has over 160 invited or peer-reviewed keynote, podium, and poster presentations at international, national, regional, and local conferences. She served as guest editors for high impact journals (e.g., Biomedicines and mHealth). She has served on the editorial board for more than 10 peer-reviewed journals.

As a well-known international leader in nursing and lymphology, Dr. Fu has been an active leader in American Academy of Nursing, serving as the Leading Co-chair for the Genomic Expert Panel (2016-2019); appointed Chair for Bylaw Committee for American Nurses Association-New York (2016-2020) Medical Advisory Committee of the National Lymphedema Network (2008-2018); elected Board of Directors for Lymphology Association of North America since 2009 (Chair for Bylaw Committee); appointed member of the Steering Committee for the International and American Lymphedema Framework (Chair for the research and dissemination committee) since 2009; elected President for Chinese American Nurses Association (2011-2013) and Scholarship Director since 2011; elected coordinator for Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Lymphedema Management Special Interest group (2008-2010); appointed member of ONS Education Advisory Panel (2009-2013).