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Dr. Nadege Dady is Dean of Students Affairs and Assistant Professor for the TouroCOM Harlem, NYC Campus. As the appointed Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Dady provides oversight of the Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid and Bursar offices as well as alumni relations, student life, and activities on campus.
Her collective experiences in healthcare, higher education administration and student culture have prepared her well. Prior to joining TouroCOM in the area of Student Affairs, Dr. Dady worked in Academic Affairs at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM) and the Beth Israel Family Medicine Residency programs. Complimenting her experiences in higher education Dr. Dady’s doctoral degree is in Higher Education, Leadership, Management and Policy.
Additional experiences prior to joining TouroCOM in the nonprofit, grants management and student development arena saw Dr. Dady serve as Regional Director for the NYC Metropolitan Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) and Director for the Beth Israel Family Medicine Education program, a grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. Dr. Dady has also managed opportunities for students Underrepresented in Medicine to supplement their learning about the health professions through educational pathway programs such as the NYC Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) and the creation of a K-8th grade Oral Health education program. Dr. Dady served as a Trustee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark (BGCN), in Newark, New Jersey for eight years. The legacy of work with educational pathway programs continues at TouroCOM through the college’s MedAchieve program for high school students.
Lastly, Dr. Dady is also an appointed commissioner on Student Services for the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and Section Editor for the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dean Dady talks about her journey to becoming Dean, Harlem’s medical school, why Osteopathic Medicine, the connection to black/brown communities, and scholarships for underrepresented minorities.