|Faculty Advisor||Dr. Carolyn Carter|
Welcome to the Nutrition in Medicine Special Interest Group!
Congratulations! By visiting this link you have begun your first step on your quest to uncover the therapeutic power of nutrition. The mission of Nutrition in Medicine is to educate medical students about the exciting and expansive application of nutrition in medicine to ultimately improve the medical outcomes of our future patients. To achieve this goal, we recruit a multidisciplinary team of experts–dieticians, physicians, basic science researchers, and longevity experts–to educate the next generation of physicians on a diverse range of topics, such as intermittent fasting, regional diets and longevity, plant-based nutrition, and therapeutic dietary interventions for special patient populations.
Nutrition in Practice
In recent years, healthcare providers have recognized the growing importance of nutrition and diet in health and medicine. From preventative nutrition education for diabetic or hypertensive patients to enteral and parenteral nutrition in critical care medicine, nutrition touches every patient population, and it is necessary for all physicians to understand the basics of nutrition education and be able to refer patients to the appropriate resources for more information. This group aims to provide those resources to future physicians and to encourage medical students to invest in nutrition in their future practice.