The University Foundation for Education & Research Inc (UFFER) is a not-for-profit organization developed by physicians, research scientists and academic personnel in 2006 to aide in the advancement of medicine through technology, science and education. UFFER provides local physicians with the support necessary to enable them to focus on research and other sponsored programs funded by federal and state governments, private companies and nonprofit foundations.
UFFER focuses on obtaining funding for and providing resources to serve the following goals:
To provide access to medical education
To provide free medical goods and services to challenged communities
To establish improvements in patient safety by funding and engaging in directed clinical trials
To develop an infrastructure to facilitate the efficient and safe exchange of health information among emerging electronic medical record systems (EMRs).