SPARK is a dynamic collaboration between the Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS). You can read more about the program here: https://www.ccts.uky.edu/about-ccts/diversity-inclusion/spark-program. Students will be introduced to community-engaged research focused on health disparities/health equity and receive extensive mentorship. Students will identify a research topic, program leaders will assist in identifying mentors, and students will work with their mentors to develop a project. Students will conduct this project in their home communities over the summer, receiving funds to support their research. After implementing the project, students will meet with their mentors, undertake data analysis and write-up, and present and publish their research in professional settings.