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Nutritionist , educator emeritus

Helen Alvina Hunscher, educator emeritus, nutritionist. award 1958, pres.


Hunscher, Helen Alvina was born on August 5, 1904 in Gates Mills, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Ernest Henry and Cora Annis (Knapp) Hunscher.


Bachelor of Arts, Ohio State University, 1925. Postgraduate (fellow in nutrition research), Merrill-Palmer School, Detroit, 1926-1927, Laura Spelman Rockefeller fellow, 1927-1928. Doctor of Philosophy.

(National Research Council fellow), University of Chicago, 1932.


And Children’s Hospital Michigan, 1928-1929. Instructor home economics University of Chicago, 1930-1931. Associate in research Children’s Fund Michigan, Detroit, 1931-1937.

Professional lecturer in nutrition Wayne U., Detroit, 1931-1937. Professor, chairman home economics Case Western Reserve U., Cleveland, 1937-1963, chairman nutrition, 1963-1974, professor emeritus, consultant, 1974-1978.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals Author: Gates Mills and a History of Its Village Church.


Member special medical advisory group VA, 1948-1954. Member American Board Nutrition, American Dietetic Association (Copher award 1958, president 1947-1948), American Home Economics Association (chairman food and nutrition division 1945-1946), American Institute Nutrition, American Chemical Society, Public Health Association, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Society for Research in Child Development, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Sigma Kappa, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Omicron Nu, Iota Sigma Pi.


Married Howard Paul Wilkinson, December 23, 1939. Children: Jeanne (Mistress Mark E. Goebel), James H. Asst in nutrition research Merrill-Palmer School.

Ernest Henry Hunscher

Cora Annis (Knapp) Hunscher

Howard Paul Wilkinson

Jeanne Hunscher (Mistress Mark E. Goebel)

James H. Asst in nutrition research Merrill-Palmer Sch Hunscher