Gena is the founding dean of SCNM’s School of Nutrition where she led the development of the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition degree program and the first of its kind, Executive Master of Science in Nutrition Business Leadership.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Kadar has distinguished herself as a clinician, author, educator, bridge-builder, and innovator of evidenced-based nutrition curricula. She has served as a professor, an academic leader, and as a champion of evidence-based integrative medicine, ushering in a new model of interprofessional learning across four distinct clinical disciplines.
She has presented her work around the world, been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, developed a nutricosmetic product line, and led the development of clinical nutrition guidelines on obesity and cardiovascular health. Not only that, but she has also authored a book on nutrition and lifestyle medicine entitled, A Manner of Living: An Evidence Based, Realistic and Sustainable Approach to the Art of Eating Well, Living Well, and Being Well for Life.
Furthermore, she served four-terms as Faculty Senate President at Southern California University of Health Sciences, is a Member of the American Nutrition Association, the American Society for Nutrition, and the American College of Nutrition, and serves on several non-profit Boards and Councils including the Accreditation Council for Nutrition Professional Education (ACNPE).
Dr. Kadar has been recognized with awards for research, service, leadership, and teaching, including a teaching award from the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UC Irvine School of Medicine. She is a graduate of University of New England, Southern California University of Health Sciences, and McGill University with additional studies completed at the University of Salamanca in Spain and the Sorbonne, University of Paris.