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Universities Allied for Essential Medicines

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.

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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]

The executive directors of UAEM are Michael Steffen and Robynn Sturm.


UAEM has chapters at the following schools:

  • American University
  • Case Western University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University
  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • McGill University
  • New York Law School
  • Rush Medical School
  • Saint Michael’s College
  • Stanford University
  • Tri-I (Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan Kettering)
  • Tufts University
  • 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 Illinois, Chicago
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Wesleyan University
  • Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Yale University


  1. ^ UAEM, About UAEM

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