One less person in the running to head PEPFAR

On March 3, 2009, in Obama, PEPFAR, politics, by Karen Grepin

(photo credit: Harvard School of Public Health)

Dr. Jim Yong Kim has been named the next president of Dartmouth College. Dr. Kim’s name has been circulating in recent years to become the next US Global AIDS Coordinator, but clearly he is no longer in the running that job.

According to the NYTimes article, Dr. Kim is:

“…an unusual choice for a university president. He is known less for his academic achievements than for his groundbreaking work as co-founder of Partners in Health, and then at the World Health Organization, bringing effective medical treatment for H.I.V. and AIDS and for drug-resistant tuberculosis to the poor.”

This certainly is an interesting turn of events…

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