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Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is a national U.S.-based student organization which seeks to improve access to medicines in Low-Income and Lower-Middle Income (LI & LMI) countries and to increase research and development of drugs for neglected tropical diseases.It "currently works with student and faculty groups across the US, Europe and Canada to coordinate efforts to improve the research, licensing and patenting decisions of universities." UAEM "assembles teams of experts in matters of intellectual property, technology transfer, pharmaceutical R&D, and healthcare delivery in resource-poor settings, in order to construct creative new approaches to improving the development and delivery of public health goods. To date, UAEM has convened several teams of experts to construct licenses and policy documents that universities can use to enhance their efficacy in improving global public health." UAEM, About UAEMThe executive directors of UAEM are Michael Steffen and Robynn Sturm.
Chapters UAEM has chapters at the following schools:
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