Dr. Mei R. Fu will become the next dean of the School of Nursing at George Washington University.
Fu, an internationally recognized nurse scientist, researcher, and educator, has previously been a senior associate dean of nursing research and a professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey School of Nursing-Camden; the inaugural Barry Family and Goldman Sachs Endowed Chair of Professorship in Nursing at Boston College Connell School of Nursing; and faculty at New York University.
Fu’s research centers on cancer-related symptoms, pain, chronic illnesses, quality of life, and social determinants of health.
Fu is highly acclaimed, having been elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2012; serving as the leading co-chair for the Genomic Expert Panel for the academy from 2016 to 2019; and having been inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau International, in 2017.
Fu holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from China, and a bachelor of science in nursing, a master of science, and doctorate in nursing science – all three are from the University of Missouri-Columbia.