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HMS, HSPH Professor Kim named Dartmouth president

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Jim Yong Kim, tireless advocate for bringing Western standards of health care to the world’s poor and a professor of medicine and of public health at Harvard, has been named the 17th president of Dartmouth College.

Kim, whose appointment was announced Monday (March 2) at Dartmouth’s New Hampshire campus, is known globally for his work as a co-founder of the nonprofit Partners In Health, which works to improve health care in some of the world’s poorest nations, including Haiti, Peru, Lesotho, and Rwanda.

Kim, 49, who received both his M.D. and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard, is currently chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, and chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital.