Too many colonoscopes in the kitchen — Internal medicine professor makes gut-focused culinary educational program

Chef and professor of medicine Timothy Harlan, MD, is taking his talents to Washington, D.C., where he'll start a culinary medicine program at George Washington University, The GW Hatchet reports.

What you should know:

1. Dr. Harlan comes to GWU after a tenure at New Orleans-based Tulane University, where he started a similar program.

2. He said the culinary medicine program is used to educate healthcare providers on how to work with patients to eat healthy foods that focus on nutrition and health.

3. The program will offer continuing medical education courses to healthcare providers.

4. The program will also have a research portion to study the benefits of culinary medical treatments.

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