JIM YONG KIM INAUGURATED AS DARTMOUTH’S 17TH PRESIDENT
By Fan Zhang, The Dartmouth Staff
Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Web Update, last updated on Sep 22 | 7:08 pm
Global health leader Jim Yong Kim was officially inaugurated as Dartmouth’s 17th president earlier today. In his inaugural address, Kim affirmed Dartmouth's commitment to both research and teaching. He also urged students to use their liberal arts education to tackle the world's issues.
Kim, who took office on July 1, was announced as former College President James Wright’s successor in early March. Kim is a former director of the World Health Organization's HIV/AIDS division and previously served as a professor at Harvard University. Known for his research on drug-resistant tuberculosis, Kim was also a co-founder of Partners in Health, a non-profit organization that provides medical care to low-income communities around the world.
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