Margaret A. Ohlson

30MS, 34PhD Achievement 1982

Margaret A. Ohlson, retired in 1971 as head of Nutrition at University Hospitals and professor of Internal Medicine, UI College of Medicine, after 48 years of service.

She has held faculty positions at the University of Indiana Hospitals, Michigan State College, Michigan State University, Iowa State College, University of Washington and the UI. She directed 94 MA theses and six PhD dissertations as a UI faculty member.

Her expertise in the field of nutrition has been recognized by nutritionists and dietitians across the nation. She served as a member of the National Research Council, as a consultant to the US Air Force Medical Corps and as an advisor to the Veterans Administration Dietetic Service.

Ohlson was made a fellow of the American Institute of Nutrition and of the American Public Health Association in recognition of her many services. She was awarded the Borden Award for Research in Human Nutrition in 1942 and again in 1950. She also received the American Dairy Association Service Award in 1953 and the American Dietetic Association's Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award in 1966.

Ohlson now lives in Seattle, Washington. She is a Life Member of the UI Alumni Association

She holds two degrees from the University: 30MS and 34PhD

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