Nichols named fellow in the Gerontological Society of America
Dr. Linda Nichols
The Gerontological Society of America named Dr. Linda Nichols as one of its 2015 fellows.
For more than 20 years, Nichols has worked to improve the lives of caregivers of older adults. She played a leading role in VA's national implementation of a program called Resources for Enhancing All Caregivers' Health (REACH).
The program offers in-person and telephone support and other resources to Veterans' caregivers. It initially focused on caregivers for persons with Alzheimer's disease, and has since expanded to help caregivers in other situations.
Nichols is co-director of the caregiver center at the Memphis VA Medical Center. She is also a professor in the department of preventive medicine at the University of Tennessee's Health Science Center.
Gerontological Society of America fellowship is an acknowledgment of outstanding work in gerontology, including research, teaching, administration, public service, practice, and participation in the organization. In 2015, 58 fellows were selected. They will be honored at the society's annual scientific meeting, to be held in Orlando in November.