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Eunsook Tak Koh

Eunsook Tak Koh, American nutrition educator, researcher. Achievements include research in interaction effects between fructose and magnesium deficiency on nephrocalcinosis, investigating the mechanism for the toxicity. USDA/Agricultural Research Service Nutrition Institute grantee, 1983-1989, Alcorn State University grantee, 1974-1985.

Background

  • Koh, Eunsook Tak was born on May 3, 1936 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Came to the United States, 1967. Daughter of Changjae and Chungsook (Lee) Tak.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Seoul University, 1958. Master of Science, University Maryland, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland, 1973.

    Career

    • Research assistant University Maryland, College Park, 1968-1970, USDA/Agricultural Research Services Nutrition Institute, Beltsville, Maryland, 1970-1973, research associate, 1973-1974. Associate professor Alcorn State University, Lorman, Mississippi, 1974-1981. Full professor University Oklahoma, Norman, 1981-1989, Oklahoma City, since 1989.

      Visiting professor USDA/Agricultural Research Service Nutrition Institute, 1987-1988. Consultant Alcorn State University, 1981-1985, Virginia State University, Petersburg, 1981-1984.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in interaction effects between fructose and magnesium deficiency on nephrocalcinosis, investigating the mechanism for the toxicity.

    Works

    • Senior author: (manuscript) Nutrition Survey in Low Income Family, 1977-1980. Contributor articles to Journal of Nutrition, Carbohydrates, Lipids and Minerals, Journal Clinical Nutrition, Journal Fructose, Journal Copper, Journal Magnesium.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    President Women's Missionary Association, Washington, 1971-1973, Korean Church, Oklahoma City, 1981-1985. Member American Institute of Nutrition, American Dietetic Association, International Megnesium Society, Korean Engineer and Scientist Association.

    Connections

    • Married Jae-Kon Koh, November 19, 1961. Children: Kyung-Ho, Kyung-Ran, Lucy (Hae-Ran).
    • father: Changjae Tak
    • mother: Chungsook (Lee) Tak
    • spouse: Jae-Kon Koh
    • children: Kyung-Ho Koh
    • Kyung-Ran Koh
    • Lucy Koh (Hae-Ran)
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    Born March 3, 1936
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