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Genevieve Stearns
American biochemist

Genevieve Stearns

Genevieve Stearns
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Intro American biochemist
Was Chemist Scientist Biochemist
From United States of America
Field Science
Gender female
Birth 1892
Death 1997 (aged 105 years)
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Genevieve Stearns (1892–1997) was a biochemist, most recognized for her accomplishments in research and advocation for nutrition, especially for women and children. She received her bachelor's degree from Carleton College in 1912, her master's degree from University of Illinois in 1920, and her doctorate from University of Michigan in 1928, while also working in pediatrics in Iowa. After spending a few years as a professor of pediatrics, in 1950 she was selected by the World Health Organization to go to Europe for seminars about metabolism. After her retirement, she received the Fulbright Scholarship to teach Women’s College of Ein Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. She was selected as a fellow for the American Institute of Nutrition (1946), as well as the Society of Biological Chemists and the American Chemical Society. She has garnered many awards for her accomplishments, including the Alumni Achievement Award from Carleton College, the Borden Award of the American Home Economics Association (1942) and the Borden Award of the American Institute of Nutrition (1946).

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