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Anika Daniels-Osaze, Ed.D.
Director, Office of Diversity Education and Research

Anika Daniels Osaze

Dr. Daniels-Osaze has worked in student affairs for over 20 years specializing in health professions recruitment, program and curriculum development, academic advising and financial aid counseling. She has secured over $4,000,000 in pipeline program funding since 2004.
While at Downstate, she has served on several committees including the Faculty Mentoring  Workgroup, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the Commencement Planning committee, the Sesquicentennial Planning committee, and the Middle States Commission Committee on Leadership, Governance and Administration.
From 2015-2017, she served as the president of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME), an organization dedicated to improving the overall health status of racial and ethnic populations and served as a board member for the Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education & Policy. In 2017, she was elected to SUNY Downstate’s Ex- ecutive Committee for Centerwide Governance and serves as a representative on the SUNY University Faculty Senate.
Dr. Daniels-Osaze earned her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Linguistics and Cognitive Studies, her Master’s degree from New York University in Higher Education Administration and her Doctorate of Education from Northeastern University.
 Shemeika Bowman, B.S. 
Program Administrator
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Ms. Bowman schedules interviews, manages the applications and  correspondence for all program participants. She manages a database which allows her to keep  track  of  past  participants’ progress  while in school  and post-graduation plans.Ms. Shemeika Bowman joined SUNY Downstate in 2015 to provide administrative assistance to the Office of Diversity Education and Research. She is now the program administrator for the office, in which she works alongside the associate dean and the director of the office to assist with the coordination and implementation of current and new programs.
Ms. Bowman provides support for budgeting and bookkeeping expenses for the office. She also coordinates the day to day administrative operations for several of the office pipeline programs. A native of Brooklyn, Ms. Bowman holds a B.S. in Science from Penn State University.