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GHC Young Catalysts

Engaging, Equipping, and Entrusting Youth in Global Health Practice & Service

Young Catalysts: FAQ

The 2023 Global Health Catalyst Summit will be hosted by University of Pennsylvania May 4-6, 2023.

We are thrilled to offer presentation opportunities as part of our Young Catalysts (YCs) program. Jr Catalysts (High School Students), Young Catalysts (undergraduate students), Emerging Catalysts (graduate, health professional, and post graduate students) are invited to submit participation requests using the Young Catalysts Poster Submission Form provided below. Projects should be related to global health care, outreach,  research, or education, highlighting the role of young catalysts in these initiatives.

Please use the link below to complete a poster submission form. Submissions will close Sunday April 30, 2023 at 8pm EST.

Poster information will be presented as 5-minute oral presentations by Young Catalysts. Poster sections may be turned into powerpoint slides for this purpose. There is no need to bring printed posters to this event as oral presentation opportunities will be given for selected submissions.

Please note that high school participants must be accompanied by a responsible parent, guardian, or adult such as a school representative throughout their time at the summit.

This event is free to attend. GHC is unable to provide funding to support participation.

WHO can Present a Poster:

Jr. Catalysts: High School Students 

Young Catalysts: Undergraduate Students  

Emerging Catalysts: Graduate, Health Professional, and Post Graduate Students)

Young Catalyst Poster Submission Form 

Youth Conference

Young Catalyst Collaboration Opportunities and Outcomes

Discover Excellence; Empowering Young Global Health Catalysts for the future

Some benefits of participating in GHC Young Catalyst Opportunities Include:

  • Opportunities to engage with accomplished, inspiring, individuals impacting the world for good (see website for examples)

  • Opportunities to learn about cutting edge research, innovative approaches, and collaborative initiatives involving diverse stakeholders worldwide

  • Opportunities to participate in life – saving, life-changing collaborative projects leading to publications and application across the globe

  • Opportunities to gain skills and experiences to that enhance the personal profiles of Young Catalysts including public speaking, publication, event coordination, and cross-cultural competencies

  • Opportunities to be supervised by members of the GHC network who are then able to provide strong recommendations for academic and career purposes for Young Catalysts

  • Opportunities for students and youth to represent their school, club, community, organization etc. on a global platform

  • Mentorship and support from current and past Young Catalysts, many of whom attest to the significant role the GHC has played in their academic and career growth including support in gaining admission to college, medical school, graduate school, and global health related career opportunities

  • Being part of a network of change makers catalyzing collaborations for global health and development.

Young Catalysts: About

Past Summits & Projects

Young Catalysts in Global Health

Young Catalysts Creativity

Young Catalyst Learn from Oxford University Professor

Interview with Young Global Health Catalysts

Stop Motion on Avengers Vs Cancer

Career development opportunitie

Young Catalysts: Services
A Young Man in the Library

Young Catalysts as contributing authors

Approaching Global Oncology: The Win – Win Model

Chapter 13: Key steps for youth inclusion

Young Catalysts build leadership skills at the summit

Professional Development

Leadership Presentation

Young Catalysts present research and experiences

Future Global Health innovators

Young Catalysts: Services
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Young Catalysts: Contact
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