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Professor Hyun-Sook Kim

Portrait of Professor Hyun-Sook Kim

Educational Qualification

Prof. Hyun-Sook Kim is the current President-Elect of IUNS and has worked as a Council member of IUNS since 2017. Currently, she is a professor at the Department of Food and Nutrition at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea since 1993. She achieved her PhD degree in Nutritional Biochemistry at The Ohio State University, USA. She has finished her Post-Doc Fellowships at the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University and Medical College of Pennsylvania. Working as a professor, she has honourably received The Sookmyung Women’s University Best Professor of the Year in recognition of her excellence in teaching. She also received the Minister of Health and Welfare South Korea Award in return for outstanding social service in Nutrition.

Career and Leadership Development

President leadership of The Korean Nutrition Society and The Korean Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and experience as an Executive Director/Chairman of the academic committee/Editor-in-chief/Public committee of The Korean Dietetic Association gave her profound and robust training opportunities to develop a strong vision and duty toward nutrition issues. She also served as Dean of Students Affairs at, the College of Human Ecology, and School of Continuing Education at Sookmyung Women’s University. These experiences gave her a valuable opportunity to develop strong and rigid responsibility and leadership. Most of all, the valuable experience as a Council Member of IUNS since 2017 gave her a new horizon to the implementation of the deep-rooted duty toward the Global Nutrition issues.

Research Interests

Prof. Hyun-Sook Kim has research interests in the area of Nutritional Immunology and Nutrition in Aging. She has published more than 150 research paper publications and presentations. Recently, she has conducted the application-based nutrition intervention studies to implement the diet modulation to prevent chronic diseases. She is also interested in the capacity building program for young scientists to improve the health of populations by securing the adequately healthy and safe nutrition.