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Coral Glades High Student Selected for The Global Youth Summit

Monday, June 23, 2014
 
Congratulations to LaTasia Bradford of Coral Glades High School, for being selected by Brandeis University to represent the state of Florida at the Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine on June 22-28, 2014.
 
The Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine is a seven-day residential program at Brandeis University for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who have demonstrated leadership and interest in medicine and science. Student delegates attending the Summit will focus on the future of the health care industry, as well as develop leadership, networking and collaborative skills necessary to be leaders in the field of medicine.
 
LaTasia, who will be a high school senior at Coral Glades High in the fall, is also a dual enrollment student at Broward College. She aspires to study medicine and become an anesthesiologist.
 
"The next generation of health care providers will practice in an environment hard to imagine just a few years ago. Leading-edge science is rapidly changing the daily practice of health care," said Steven Goldstein, MA, MD, PhD, FAAP, chairman of the Global Youth Summit; provost, Brandeis University; and former chair of pediatrics and physician-in-chief of the Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago. “We are in the midst of the most significant and fundamental change in health care delivery in our lifetime, and young people who start now will be the future leaders in the field of medicine.”
 
Aligned with Brandeis' elite admissions standards, only students with exceptional academic records and test scores as well as documented interest in a medical or health career were invited to apply. LaTasia is one of only 240 delegates nationwide selected for the program. According to Andrew Flagel, senior vice president for students and enrollment at Brandeis, "The delegation comes from across the country. I am very proud to be welcoming this incredibly talented, diverse and passionate group of young leaders to Brandeis."
 
Delegates to the Summit will gain unique, behind-the-scenes insight into the dynamic world of health care through experiential learning, guest lectures and networking opportunities with leaders and innovators in the global medical community, in order to build upon their already significant abilities and chart their path to becoming leaders in medicine.
 
Delegates will hear from prominent Brandeis faculty members, including fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and medical researchers and innovators.  The conference keynotes will be delivered by Dr. George Q. Daley, director of the Stem Cell Transplantation Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Michael J. Zinner, surgeon-in-chief at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
 
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