Published: Aug 10, 2011 3:45 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The University of Florida is establishing an eating disorders program.
    
The university's College of Medicine announced Tuesday that Dr. Kevin Wandler will serve as chief of eating disorders programs at Shands Vista. He will also be an assistant professor in the university's department of psychiatry.
    
Mark Gold, who chairs UF's psychiatry department, says the program is the first of its kind in the region. He says it will feature inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.
    
Wandler served as chief medical officer and director of the Center for Anorexia and Bulimia at Remuda Ranch in Arizona.

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