A Fairfield Warde High School student has been selected to attend the Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine later this month at Brandeis University.

Julia Winschel will represent Warde and the state of Connecticut at the gathering, according to the announcement from Brandeis.

The summit, from June 21-27 at the school’s campus in Waltham, Mass., is designed for high school students “who have demonstrated leadership and interest in medicine and science,” according to publicity for the event.

“Student delegates attending the summit will focus on the future of the healthcare industry, as well as develop leadership, networking, and collaborative skills necessary to be leaders in the field,” the summit website states.

Winschel is one of 240 delegates selected for the program. According to Andrew Flagel, senior vice president for students and enrollment at Brandeis, "The delegation comes from across the country and around the world. I am very proud to be welcoming this incredibly talented, diverse, and passionate group of young leaders to Brandeis."

"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,” Dr. Steven Goldstein, chairman of the Global Youth Summit and senior vice president at Brandeis, said in the statement. “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.”

For more about the summit, visit http://bit.ly/12lGdjn.