cience is everywhere. Science is discovery … opportunity … fun… hope. But science can also seem complex and shrouded in mystery. It can be hard to make the connection between research in a lab and the impact it has on our everyday lives. Through stories and programs that underscore the importance of science to society and its relevance to our everyday lives, we work to make science more relatable and human, and inspire more people to get personally engaged in championing science.
Johnson & Johnson launched the Champions of Science Storytelling Challenge in 2018 to uncover the stories of passionate scientists and innovators who are working to make an impact in their communities around the world.
It brings [me] much joy and fulfillment to know it’s possible to make tangible research findings to improve society in a sustainable way, create jobs and improve livelihood.
What does my Ph.D. mean, what does all this fame mean, if I cannot use it to solve challenges?
I believe it is important to tell stories of science; such stories inspire the younger generation, just as they inspired us to innovate and create an even better world.
It is important to tell stories of science to inspire future innovators and leaders, especially stories of African ingenuity that validate the importance of solving African problems with African solutions.
Science is an important multidisciplinary field that applies in day-to-day life situations; from semi-literate makers of indigenous medicine to big pharmaceutical corporations manufacturing modern medicinal drugs.
My ultimate goal is to return to Nigeria to lead research into AD [Alzheimer’s disease] and along the way, inspire millions of Africans that would facilitate Africa's rise as a science superpower.