NINDS Mourns Former EEO Advisor Duvall
George R. Duvall, a former biological laboratory technician at
NINCDS (now NINDS), died on Feb. 13 at the age of 78. He
retired from NIH in the 1980s with 35 years of dedicated service.
George R. Duvall
In addition to his work in the laboratory, Duvall was an advocate for
equal employment opportunity issues. In 1970 he was elected to
serve as the first chair of the NINCDS EEO advisory committee.
His EEO work later garnered him an award for his "outstanding
performance and exceptional contributions to promoting EEO in the
institute, at the NIH and throughout Montgomery County at large."
During the award presentation, former NINDS director Dr. Edward
F. McNichol cited Duvall's "dynamic leadership and staff work for
having made the NINDS advisory committee an increasingly
constructive and cohesive force for the welfare of the institute and
Because of his leadership abilities, Duvall's services and advice were
often sought by other NIH institutes as they developed and
strengthened EEO programs for their employees.
Duvall is survived by three daughters, one son, one stepdaughter,
four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. His wife preceded
him in death in 2001.
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