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[Stanford Premed] Course Announcement - Medical school elective: "Access and Delivery of Essential Medicines" - 1 cr, Tuesday evenings - open to all

Hillary Lin hillaryl at
Mon Jan 4 00:00:37 PST 2010

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From: Shah Ali <shahali at>
Date: Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 11:54 PM
Subject: [activists] Medical school elective: "Access and Delivery of
Essential Medicines" - 1 cr, Tuesday evenings - open to all
To: service4all at, activists at

Interested in learning more about *international health,* *neglected
diseases*, and ways to improve access to *lifesaving medicines *for
underserved populations in the developing world?  Then register for "*Access
and Delivery of Essential Medicines to Poor and Underserved Communities"
(PEDS 204, AXESS # 78645)*, a winter quarter lecture series-based course
brought to you by ADEM (Access and Delivery of Essential Medicines)!

Topics to be covered include neglected diseases, underserved and
impoverished markets, disease profiles of lower and middle income countries,
pricing and distribution of biomedical end products, and intellectual
property in medicine and its effect on the delivery of healthcare.  Lectures
will be followed by Q&A and discussion.

This is a one-credit, pass/fail course open to all students.  Recommended
readings will be provided for each speaker, but there are no formal
assignments and the class can be fit into a busy schedule.  You can attend
the lectures if you are not registered, but *by registering you help
support the lecture series and ensure that we will be able to continue it in
future years*.

Speakers include:

·         Jim McKerrow of Berkeley’s Sandler Institute, a research center
focused on neglected tropical diseases

·         Carol Mimura of Berkeley's Office of Technology Licensing

·         Richard Chin, CEO of Institute for One World Health

·         Jay Keasling*, Synthetic Biologist and maker of yeast-derived

*A few of the registered students will go to dinner with Jay Keasling after
the lecture (

*What: *ADEM (Peds 204; *Axess # 78645*)

*When*: Tuesdays 5:15-6:15pm, starting Jan 5th

*Where:* Alway M114 (Medical School)

Happy new year!

Shah Ali (shahali at, TA for course

Shah R. Ali
M.D. Candidate | Stanford School of Medicine
shahali at
(551) 998-4056

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