HSR&D researchers Jennifer Martindale-Adams, Ed.D, and Linda Nichols, Ph.D, Interim Associate Chief of Staff/Education, both of the VA Medical Center, Memphis, and their staff were selected for the prestigious 2008 Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award for their project, REACH VA.
The REACH VA project is a clinical pilot program to provide support for the caregivers of veterans suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia. Drs. Nichols and Martindale-Adams were presented the award by Mrs. Carter at the 2008 Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving's National Meeting held October 23 & 24, 2008, in Americus, Georgia.
The Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award, recognizes leadership in implementing innovative partnerships between community organizations and caregiving researchers. These partnerships speed the process by which evidence-based programs are implemented and made available in the community.