Lab joins new NIH-funded project to reduce falls in older adults

The AD&D Lab will be contributing to a new R01 project led by Dr. Ladda Thiamwong (UCF Nursing), funded by the NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). The project entitled, “Optimizing a technology-based body and mind intervention to prevent falls and reduce health disparities in low-income populations”, includes a special focus on how cognitive reframing can improve outcomes for older adults in the fall-risk reduction intervention. Dr. Lighthall joins the project as a Co-Investigator, and former undergrad research assistant, Amber Blount joins the project as a graduate research assistant. The study is currently collecting data in Orlando-area senior living communities and will present preliminary findings at the 2023 meeting of the Gerontological Society of America.

For more info about this interdisciplinary project, check out this UCF Today story.