Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death in adults over 65 in the U.S. and are just one of the national problems McKnight Doctoral Fellow and nursing doctoral student Eunice Oladepe Ojo ’21DNP is working to address.
“As a young high school girl growing up in my native Nigeria, I always aspired to achieve the highest education degree with the intention to engage in inquiry, discovery and development of innovation to make the world a better place,” says Eunice Oladepe Ojo ’21DNP, a UCF College of Nursing student and alum.
Ojo returned to UCF this fall to pursue the nursing Ph.D. program to further her research on fall prevention in older adults. At UCF, Ojo has found a mentor in renowned aging and fall prevention expert and Associate Professor Ladda Thiamwong. She is working with her to address fall prevention in ethnically diverse older adults.
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