S11E5: Courageous, Fearless Leaders

Episode 5

May 20, 2023

Corey and Cal sit down with nurse researcher and historian, Mei Fu, and get into the real work and the hard choices that go into growing a profession.

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Today we dive into the history of nursing. How did nurses get to where they are today? What were the forces that brought nursing to this place of respect and skill? Corey and Cal sit down with nurse researcher and historian, Mei Fu, and get into the real work and the hard choices that go into growing a profession. 

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About Our Guest:

Dr. Mei R. Fu’s scientific focus has been on pain and symptoms, lymphedema, cancer, chronic illnesses, quality of life as well as intersections of culture, environment, 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 160 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. 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.