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THILO VON GROOTE

THILO VON GROOTE

Thilo von Groote is a fifth year medical student at the University of Münster (Germany) and is undertaking a doctoral studies program in intensive care medicine. He became involved in the access to medicines movement on a UAEM Conference in early 2015. With UAEM Germany, he is currently involved in working groups on antimicrobial resistance, transparency of clinical trial data and in establishing a pharmaceutical OpenScience-network for chemical synthesis in the early phases of drug discovery for the neglected tropical disease “visceral leishmaniasis”.

JERREMY WEERTS

JERREMY WEERTS

Jerremy is a final year medical student at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. His strongest motivators for global health activism are the unequal healthcare and access-to-medicine failures he faced himself during clinical rotations in Indonesia and South-Africa. He believes that lack of access to quality healthcare anywhere, is an unhealthy world everywhere.

JULIANA VERAS

JULIANA VERAS

Juliana is a Brazilian lawyer doing her PhD in Paris in the field of sociology of health. Her research focuses on conflicts between patent rights and access to medicines, and on the challenges of local production of generic drugs in Brazil. In UAEM since 2013, she has notably contributed to UAEM survey on the challenges of implementing socially responsible licensing policies in Universities and research institutions and UAEM recommendations to UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines. With UAEM France, she is currently involved in the implementation of UAEM Paris chapter. She believes UAEM is a unique youth movement that has the potential to truly reshape the current R&D model and bring sustainability to the global pharmaceutical economy.

MERLE HÖRIG

MERLE HÖRIG

Merle is a second year medical Student who studies in Berlin, Germany. She studied veterinary medicine for two years but decided to change her subject to human medicine.  She got involved with UAEM in her first year of university when she wanted to take social responsibilities and bring her ideals into action. She believes that our health system and especially our research and development system needs to improve in order to ensure access to medicine for everybody in need. In her eyes the universities have  the possibility and therefore a responsibility to improve that access. In the Berlin UAEM chapter she was mainly involved in implementing lectures in the curriculum and establishing educational events in politics of health.

NIHAL MEHRA

NIHAL MEHRA

Nihal is a medical student studying at the University of Southampton, UK. He has been involved with UAEM since 2014. His interest in UAEM followed an analysis of alternative research and development models as a means to encouraging access to healthcare. As a member of UAEM Southampton, his focus has been largely on implementing Socially Responsible Licensing and improving transparency. While at university, he has been involved in research assessing how investment is directed towards infectious diseases with the aim of informing investors where research investment is most valuable.

CHIARA MAROCCO

CHIARA MAROCCO

Chiara is a master student in Health Economics and Management at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She has chosen to specialize in Global Health and Pharmaceutical Economics. Her commitment is based on the conviction that inequality in access to healthcare is one of the most inhuman out of all the inequalities. She has engaged with UAEM since 2016 because she believes that students are very powerful agents who can drive social change and lead the way towards more equitable societies that do not leave anyone behind.

LUCE MOSSELMANS

LUCE MOSSELMANS

Luce is a master student in Global Health at Uppsala University, Sweden. She is particularly interested in migrant health, sexual reproductive health and rights, and antimicrobial resistance. She was elected to the European Board in 2018.

JOHANNES FRASEZ SØRENSEN

JOHANNES FRASEZ SØRENSEN

Johannes is a medical student at 5th year. He is currently running a research project about therapy-related myeloid malignancies at the Department of Hematology at Aarhus University Hospital. He is an active member of UAEM since 2015, and has been co-opted to the board in 2018 for a one year period.

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