A biographical snapshot of Jim Yong Kim

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Posted: Mar 23, 2012 5:50 PM
A biographical snapshot of Jim Yong Kim

NAME: Jim Yong Kim.

AGE: 52.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Muscatine (Iowa) High School. Brown University, bachelor's degree in 1982; medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1991; doctorate in anthropology from Harvard University in 1993.

CAREER: Founded Partners in Health in 1987. Moved to the World Health Organization to run its HIV/AIDS program in 2004. Returned to Harvard and became director of the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights. Went to Dartmouth College as president in 2009. Nominated to become president of the World Bank.

FIRST JOB: Waiter in Muscatine, Iowa.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Reduced the cost of anti-tuberculosis drugs in poor countries; began WHO program that has treated 7 million Africans with HIV. Awarded a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant in 2003.

CHILDHOOD DREAM: To play quarterback for the Chicago Bears or Minnesota Vikings.