DRG's Dick Turlington Dies
Richard W. "Dick" Turlington, a former information officer for the Division of Research Grants, died of emphysema on Jan. 11 in Hendersonville, N.C.
A native of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Turlington attended the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining NIH in 1961, he held positions with the Chemical Corps Intelligence Agency in Arlington, Va., the U.S. Naval Air Station in Norfolk, the Eastern Shore News, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
NIH retiree Alexander Adler, DRG's first information officer, remembers Turlington as an exceedingly conscientious editor whose newsletters and timely reports helped accelerate the development and implementation of many DRG programs. "As editor of DRG Digest, DRG Newsletter and other publications, Dick Turlington succeeded in providing NIH with a remarkable record of DRG staff and their accomplishments, which contributed to the growth and development of DRG programs," he said.
In the recently published history of NIH's peer review system, A Half Century of Peer Review, Dr. Richard Mandel, historian of DRG, acknowledges the work of Turlington and his associates as significant sources of information on the early history of the division.
Turlington retired in 1979 and resided in North Carolina. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy.
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