GW medical school to create Center for Culinary Medicine

Washington, D.C.-based George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is launching the GW Center for Culinary Medicine, which will be led by the newly hired physician-chef Timothy Harlan, MD. 

The center will offer medical, nursing and public health students a "Health meets Food curriculum" developed by Dr. Harlan and used at more than 50 academic medical centers around the world. The curriculum teaches basic and clinical science related to evidence-based nutritional and dietary goals to help patients improve their health. 

"We are thrilled to have an internationally recognized leader in the field of Culinary Medicine join our faculty. Many of our clinicians and students want to learn how to help their patients prevent and treat disease using one of the most powerful interventions we have — food," said Jeffrey Akman, MD, dean of the medical school and vice president for health affairs, in a press release.

Dr. Harlan joins GW from Tulane University in New Orleans, where he is the medical director of the University Medicine Group and the executive director of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane. 

 

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