Dr. Jean Pape is the founding and current director of GHESKIO (the Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections). He also established the Cornell University Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease Research Unit in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After completing his medical training at Cornell, he returned to his native Haiti to study child diarrhea. He noted an increase in adult mortality related to diarrhea and with GHESKIO published the first comprehensive description of AIDS in the developing world in 1983. He has become an international leader in efforts to implement programs for the prevention and control of AIDS and tuberculosis in Haiti and other resource-poor countries, providing counsel to international organizations on bioethics, health disparities, and global infectious disease.