Med Ed Grand Rounds: Culinary Medicine in Medical Education with Tim Harlan, MD

Dr. Tim Harlan comes to UCSF to talk about the first of its kind teaching kitchen operated by a medical school.  The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine offers an innovative program teaching medical students about diet and lifestyle that bridges the gap between the basic sciences, clinical medicine, the community and culinary education.  Medical students work side-by-side in the kitchen with culinary students to teach each other and, most importantly, teach the community and patients how to return to their kitchens and transform their health. Dr. Harlan will be joined in the presentation by Chef/Registered Dietitian Kerri Dotson, the Culinary Medicine Educator for the Goldring Center.

During this lecture, participants will:

  • Review points from the literature regarding the Mediterranean diet and how it can effect change in patients. 
  • Examine the state of nutrition curricula in medical education.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the role of healthcare providers in diet and lifestyle counseling. 
  • Describe how nutrition research supports a Mediterranean diet
  • Describe advances in nutrition curricula in medical education.
  • Describe the role of healthcare providers in diet and lifestyle counseling in patient education.

Led By:  

Timothy S. Harlan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Executive Director of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine

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CME credit is available for some health professionals.

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Educators



Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

UCSF Health Sciences West Auditorium, HSW-301 513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143

Event Type

Grand Rounds, Lecture/Seminar


School of Medicine


Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni






Center for Faculty Educators


Contact Info

Valerie Brown,


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