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Universities Allied for Essential Medicines

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines
UAEM logo
Founded 2001
  • Berkeley, CA
Key people Samantha Chaifetz,
President of Board of Directors
Bryan Collinsworth,
Executive Director
Slogan "Our drugs. Our labs. Our responsibility."

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is a 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 "assemble[s] 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." [1] In April 4, 2013, UAEM announced the first University Global Health Impact Report Card:.[2] The report card evaluated 54 institutions in the United States and Canada and recommend significant room for improvements for large portion of the schools.[3]


UAEM has chapters at the following schools:[4]

  • American University
  • Binghamton University
  • Boston University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Columbia University
  • Charite Berlin(Germany)
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • Harvard University
  • Heidelberg University (Germany)
  • Indiana University
  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany)
  • Maastricht University
  • McGill University
  • Medical University of Vienna (Austria)
  • New York Law School
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)
  • Queen's University
  • Rush Medical School
  • Saint Michael’s College
  • Stanford University
  • Tri-I (Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan Kettering)
  • Tufts University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Bergen (Norway)
  • University of Bristol (UK)
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • University of California - Irvine
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • University of California - San Diego
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Florida
  • University of Groningen
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of Manchester (UK)
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • University of Oslo (Norway)
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Utrecht
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington
  • University of Western Australia (Australia)
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wesleyan University
  • Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • WWU Münster (Germany)
  • Yale University


  1. ^ UAEM, About UAEM
  2. ^ Global Health Impact Report Card
  3. ^ Report Card Faults Research Universities' Impact on Global Health
  4. ^ UAEM Chapters

See also

External links

  • Universities Allied for Essential Medicines
  • Universities Allied for Essential Medicines Germany
  • Biotech: Not Just for the Rich
  • Medical students as champions for social justice
  • Access to Medicine Campaign at Yale
  • LegalEase on CKUT FM: Episode 6 - Mining for Law
  • University Global Health Impact Report Card
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