2022 Global Health Institute
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June 20-24, 2022 (Virtual)
Eligible for students entering grade 11 or 12.
From epidemics and emergency medicine, to child survival and food supply, are you interested in learning about how scientists, researchers and clinicians respond to pressing issues in Global Health today? The Global Health Institute gives you the unique opportunity to explore how internationally recognized experts on the UF campus investigate and devise solutions to global problems. A day will be devoted to each of the following: infectious disease and emerging pathogens; global public health; environment, climate science and food security; and children’s health. Building your knowledge of science and social issues, as a participant you’ll engage in the research process first hand - from problem identification, to investigation, to intervention – and develop the framework to understand and tackle today’s global health challenges.
Important Information: Students must make a commitment to attend and participate in the entire program. Please confirm no other academic, school-related, sports, or family events will conflict with the program dates.
Program Cost: $80. Cost includes staffing and program-related materials.
All interested and qualified students are encouraged to apply regardless of ability to pay. Limited, need-based scholarships are available for students attending a Florida high school. See website for details.
Minors participating in CPET summer programming are encouraged to incorporate the following efforts upon arriving to the University of Florida.
- Per the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone is expected to wear a mask at all times when inside any UF facility, even if you are vaccinated. This includes our students, faculty, staff, vendors and visitors. Studies and guidance from the CDC state that both unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals can transmit the current COVID-19 variant to unvaccinated persons.
- If you are not vaccinated, get vaccinated. Vaccines are readily available at no cost and have been demonstrated to be safe and effective against the COVID-19 virus. Our UF Health experts tell us that even if you’ve had COVID-19, you still need to get vaccinated. Having had COVID does not provide nearly as much protection as the vaccine.
- Summer programming opportunities hosted at UFHealth facilities must adhere to standards set forth by the facility. More information can be located at the UF Health and Health Science Center Libraries webpage.
- What GHI Offers
From epidemics and emergency medicine, to child survival and food supply, are you interested in learning about how scientists, researchers, and clinicians respond to pressing issues in Global Health today?
The Global Health Institute gives you the unique opportunity to explore how internationally recognized experts at UF investigate and devise solutions to global problems.
- Infectious disease and emerging pathogens
- Global public health
- Climate science and food security
- Children’s health
Building your knowledge of science and social issues, as a participant you’ll engage in the research process first hand - from problem identification, to investigation, to intervention – and develop the framework to understand and tackle today’s global health challenges.
- Application Requirements for GHI
Applicants must create an account in our online application portal in order to apply for any student programs offered by UF CPET. The online application portal is www.ufcpet.smapply.us. All components are submitted using the online application process unless noted. After all the below components of the application are completed, student must log into their account and SUBMIT their application.
A GHI Application consists of the following:
User Information: Provide applicant and parent/guardian contact information.
Application Form: Additional information as well as answering two writing prompts. The two writing prompts are as follows (each is 300- 500 words):
- Prompt 1: Please describe an experience that made you excited or curious to learn more about a topic in health, science, technology, math, or engineering.
- Prompt 2: Discuss a global issue of interest or concern to you.
Endorsement Form: One online Endorsement Form filled out and submitted by a high-school or college-level math, science, research, or computer science teacher or mentor is required.
- Endorsers will receive an automated request from email@example.com once a student has requested an endorsement in their online application. However, we recommend that students contact their teacher prior to filling out the online request.
- If they do not receive an email from our system, please double-check that you have their correct email address before contacting us. This is the #1 reason why teachers do not receive the endorsement form.
High School Transcript (Offline Task*, see note below): Submit your unofficial transcript with first semester (Fall 2020) grades to UF CPET via FAX.
- Our FAX is 352-392-2344 (Not sure how to FAX? Ask your guidance counselor for help.)
- Our fax machine gets really busy during application season, especially as deadlines approach. Make sure your fax sends before walking away!
- Students are required to have started their application before transcripts are received. Transcripts received without an associated on-line application account will be destroyed.
*Offline Tasks: In the application portal, students are required to acknowledge the requirement of each of these “offline” portions by clicking “submit for approval”. The CPET office will log receipt of each requirement. Please note that our system may be automated, but our process isn’t! When you send your transcript, we still need to look it over and make sure it has everything we need before a person goes into the system to let you know that we’ve received it. This can take up to three business days based on how many applications we are receiving simultaneously. After the requirement is logged, students will need to complete the section by clicking “complete” in the online portal.
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- Application Deadlines & Notifications
The application deadline is March 15th. If the program is not filled during the first round of application review, applications will be reviewed and students will be notified of decisions every two weeks.
Once the first round of applications is received, they are reviewed by our Selection Committee. This review process can take 3 or more weeks, so please be patient. Each member of our committee carefully reads each application, transcript, and teacher endorsement we receive. This process takes time. Frequent calls can slow this process. Once we have reached a decision, we will send out an email through our online application portal. Notifications regarding your account and application progress will come from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add this address to your email safe senders list, address book, or contact list.
Please note that applicants, not their parents, receive all correspondence from our office. It is the student’s responsibility to provide a working email address and check that email address regularly for communication from UF CPET. Failure to respond to email in a timely manner may result in the student being placed on the waitlist. At any time applicants and parent “collaborators” may check on acceptance status in the online portal.
The three possible decisions are as follows: invited to attend, waitlist, or not invited.