Culinary Medicine Interest Group
To improve the understanding and utilization of healthy, nutritious foods among future medical professionals, patients, and community members.
The Culinary Interest Group aims to empower students to make smart choices about their diet through education in the culinary arts. Students will become authorities on healthy cooking through hands-on instruction, which will encourage them to prescribe food as medicine and effectively teach their patients to treat food as a measure to prevent chronic diseases.
Cooking classes for patients and students at Wesley Clinic
Lunch talks and interactive events with guest speakers/chefs
Influence on-campus food quality (i.e. Downtown Phoenix Wellness Market)
Culinary Medicine educational elective / on-campus teaching kitchen
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Current Interest Group Leaders, Class of 2025:
Farshad Fani Marvasti, MD, MPH
Director, Prevention, Public Health and Health Promotion
Assistant Professor of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine
Culinary Medicine Interest Group was founded in March 2017.
Previous Interest Group Leaders:
Class of 2024:
Catherine Ingbar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Youn, email@example.com
Ruoyan Zhu, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Dong, email@example.com
Class of 2023:
Sukriti Bagchi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leeann Qubain, email@example.com
Deborah Yang, firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 2022:
Tyler Bien, email@example.com
Julie Tran, firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 2021:
Gurman Dhaliwal, email@example.com
Manroop Kaur, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornel Popescu, email@example.com
Class of 2020:
Sarah Javaherifar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Loh, email@example.com
Daniel Salevitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
In The News:
"Culinary Medicine Crafts Healthy Alternatives for Diabetes Patients"
"Wesley Center Integrates Wellness into Patient Care"