Lixin (Lee) Song, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been appointed as vice dean of research and scholarship at the School of Nursing. Song joined the institution on Sept. 1, 2022.
Song received her PhD from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and completed postdoctoral training in chronic illness management at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Nursing, where she served as professor with tenure and the holder of the Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Professorship. She obtained her master’s in nursing science at Tianjin Medical University, China, and the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Her research focuses on cancer survivorship, family caregiving research and technology-based interventions among aging patients with different types of cancer. She has been recognized for her expertise in family-based cancer research through her induction as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
Since Dec. 2016, she has been awarded federal research grants for five intervention projects as the principal investigator (or multiple principal investigator) and her work as a co-investigator on a study earned over $6.3 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (including the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Nursing Research and National Library of Medicine) and the Department of Defense.
In addition, through the National Cancer Institute-sponsored Multilevel Intervention Training Institute, she is developing research projects that will enhance the survivorship care and health outcomes for patients with cancer and their family caregivers during their post-treatment care transitions.