Featured Profile: Jane Armer
Dr. Jane Armer is an internationally recognized leader in lymphedema research.
Early in her career, Armer investigated health beliefs and practices among older adults. Now, she focuses on the more than 2 million women with breast cancer who are at risk for developing a treatment complication known as lymphedema. Armer has investigated lymphedema incidence and prevalence, signs and symptoms, fatigue among lymphedema patients and self-management of chronic illness, with additional expertise in anthropometric measurements and lymphedema management. She has published more than 100 research articles, with more than 60 focused on lymphedema.
A certified lymphedema therapist, Armer serves on the Board of Directors of the Lymphology Association of North America and the Medical Advisory Committee of the National Lymphedema Network. She is also founding director of the American Lymphedema Framework Project, a national organization housed at MU which aims to increase awareness and improve care for persons with lymphedema.
In recognition of her contributions, Armer has received numerous honors. These include the International Lymphedema Framework’s Outstanding Contribution to Research award, University of Western Cape’s Extraordinary Faculty award and induction into the international nursing honor society’s Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
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