Jim Yong Kim named to Time Magazine’s list of the world's "100 most influential people"

Time 100PIH co-founder Jim Yong Kim is one of 16 “scientists and thinkers” to make “the Time 100” -- Time Magazine's annual “list of the 100 men and women whose power, talent or moral example is transforming our world.”

Jim, who now heads both the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequality at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was honored for his work “treating the ‘untreatable’”.

The short testimonial by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder cites Jim's contributions to overturning accepted medical wisdom and policies by proving that both drug-resistant TB and HIV/AIDS can be treated successfully in poor communities in developing countries.