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Guide to the George R. Parkerson Jr. Records, 1964-1995 (AR.0052)

Abstract

Contains the professional papers and administrative records of George R. Parkerson Jr., former chair of the Duke University Department of Community and Family Medicine (1985-1994.) Types of materials include correspondence, subject files, departmental histories, budget and planning materials, grant materials, and professional organization materials. Major subjects include Duke University Department of Community and Family Medicine, family practice, medical education, and Duke University Medical Center faculty. Materials range in date from 1964 to 1995.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
AR.0052
Title
George R. Parkerson Records
Date
1964-1995
Creator
Parkerson, George R.
Extent
15 Linear Feet (10 cartons)
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

Collection Overview

Contains the professional papers and administrative records of George R. Parkerson Jr., former chair of the Duke University Department of Community and Family Medicine (1985-1994). Types of materials include correspondence, subject files, departmental histories, budget and planning materials, reports, meeting minutes, grant materials, agendas, and professional organization materials. Major subjects include Duke University Department of Community and Family Medicine, family practice, medical education, and Duke University Medical Center faculty. Materials range in date from 1964 to 1995.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: Administrative Files, 1974-1995; Organizations and Committees, 1980-1994; Proposals and Grants, 1975-1993; Subject Files, 1964-1994.

Restrictions on Access & Use

Some collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval.

Access Restrictions

Contains University Administrative records. These include records of the officers of the University, as defined in the Bylaws, the deans of schools and colleges, and departments, institutes, and other offices as designated by the President. For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of record and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist. (Issued by the Office of the Chancellor, December 1, 1975).

Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

1. Administrative Files, 1974-1995

Series Scope and Contents: Contains administrative materials from Duke's Department of Community and Family Medicine. Types of materials include correspondence, budgets, reports, and plans. Materials range in date from 1974 to 1995.

Dene Reich, 1992
Box 1
Dene Reich, 1993-1994
Box 1
Departmental appointments and promotions, 1986-1988
Box 1
Faculty Promotions, 1991-1992
Box 1
Faculty raises, 1991-1992
Box 1

Budget and Planning Materials, 1974-1995

Academic Plan for the department of Community and Family Medicine, June, 1988
Box 1
Administration Office, 1988
Box 1
Ambulatory Care Building, 1991-1993
Box 1
Biometry, undated
Box 1
Budget materials, 1994-1995
Box 1
Building Fund, 1974-1992
Box 1
Community and Family Medicine Academic Plan (folder 1 of 2), 1986-1988
Box 1
Community and Family Medicine Academic Plan (folder 2 of 2), 1986-1988
Box 1
Community and Family Medicine Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Planning, 1992-1994
Box 1
Community and Family Medicine Budget, 1993-1994
Box 1
Community and Family Medicine Planning and Operations, 1985
Box 1
Community and Family Medicine Planning, 1987-1988
Box 1
Community and Family Medicine Planning, 1990
Box 1
Community and Family Medicine Planning, 1991
Box 1
Community and Family Medicine Space Planning, 1992
Box 1
Community and Family Medicine Space Planning, 1992-1993
Box 1
Current E. Square Space, 1992
Box 1
Departmental Budgets and Finances, 1994
Box 1
Departmental Planning and Operations, October-December, 1985
Box 1
Departmental Planning and Operations, January-February, 1986
Box 1
Departmental Planning, 1986
Box 1
Departmental Planning, January-June, 1987
Box 2
Departmental Planning, 1987
Box 2
Departmental Planning, 1989
Box 2
Diet and Fitness Center Development, 1991-1992
Box 2
Diet and Fitness Center Planning, 1986
Box 2
Diet and Fitness Center Planning, 1987
Box 2
Duke Clinic Building, 1989
Box 2
Duke University Medical Center Academic Plan (folder 1 of 2), September, 1988
Box 2
Duke University Medical Center Academic Plan (folder 2 of 2), September, 1988
Box 2
Duke Clinical Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Planning, 1988-1994
Box 2
Education Research and Development, undated
Box 2
Institutional Self Study, 1987
Box 2
Occupational Medicine, undated
Box 2
P.A., undated
Box 2
P.C. Epidemiology, undated
Box 2
Physician Assistant Finances, 1991
Box 2
Pickens Space, 1986-1989
Box 2
Planning for Clinical Facilities, 1991-1992
Box 2
Primary Care Planning, 1993
Box 2
Projected Needs 3-5 Years, 1992
Box 2

Reports, 1985-1993

Annual Report (folder 1 of 2), 1992
Box 2
Annual Report (folder 2 of 2), 1992
Box 2
Annual Report, January, 1993
Box 3
Annual Report, 1993
Box 3
Comprehensive Plan, 1992 Update, 1991-1992
Box 3
Comprehensive Plan, folder 1, 1991-1993
Box 3
Comprehensive Plan, folder 2, 1991-1993
Box 3
Comprehensive Plan, folder 1, March, 1991
Box 3
Comprehensive Plan, folder 2, March, 1991
Box 3
Comprehensive Plan, March, 1992
Box 3
Departmental Update, September, 1992
Box 3
Lewin Report, March, 1985
Box 3
Long Range Plan Progress Report, 1993
Box 3
Progress Report, Long Range Plan, 1993
Box 3
Report Updates, 1991-1992
Box 3
Snyderman's Report to Trustees, 1991
Box 3
University of California, San Francisco Report, 1993
Box 3

2. Organizations and Committees, 1980-1994

Series Scope and Contents: Contains correspondence, meeting minutes, agendas, and reports. Materials range in date from 1980 to 1994.

Admissions Committee, 1986-1994
Box 3
Ambulatory Care Advisory Committee, 1991
Box 3
Ambulatory Care Building Planning Meeting (folder 1 of 2), 1992
Box 3
Ambulatory Care Building Planning Meeting (folder 2 of 2), 1992
Box 3
American Academy of Family Physicians (folder 1 of 2), 1986-1994
Box 3
American Academy of Family Physicians (folder 2 of 2), 1986-1994
Box 3
Clinical Practice Committee, 1993-1994
Box 4
Committee on Health Care in the Developing World (folder 1 of 3), 1980-1987
Box 4
Committee on Health Care in the Developing World (folder 2 of 3), 1980-1987
Box 4
Committee on Health Care in the Developing World (folder 3 of 3), 1980-1987
Box 4
Community and Family Medicine Executive Council, 1985-1991
Box 4
Community and Family Medicine Executive Council, 1989-1991
Box 4
Community and Family Medicine Executive Council, 1992-1994
Box 4
Community and Family Medicine Faculty Meetings, 1990
Box 4
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, 1980-1988
Box 4
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, folder 1, 1989-1991
Box 4
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, folder 2 (folder 1 of 2), 1989-1991
Box 4
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, folder 2 (folder 2 of 2), 1989-1991
Box 4
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, 1991-1992
Box 4
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians - Frank Leak Visit, 1989
Box 4
N.C. Student Rural Health Coalition, 1988-1994
Box 4
Outpatient Planning Committee, 1986-1987
Box 4
Outreach Committee, 1987-1991
Box 4
Strategic Planning Committee, 1989-1992
Box 4

3. Proposals and Grants, 1975-1993

Series Scope and Contents: Contains grant materials, grant proposals, and correspondence. Materials range in date from 1975 to 1993.

Chest Pain Program Proposal, December 2, 1993
Box 5
Continuation Grant Application, 1985-1986
Box 5
Department Grant, 1986
Box 5
Department Grant, 1986-1989
Box 5
Department Grant Continuation, 1986-1989
Box 5
Fellowship Grant, 1992
Box 5
Kellogg Faculty Fellowship (Munning), 1985-1986
Box 5
Kellogg Foundation, 1975-1985
Box 5
Kellogg Health Proposal, 1984-1985
Box 5
Kellogg Proposal, 1984-1985
Box 5
Metropolitan Grant, 1985
Box 5
Metropolitan Proposal, 1984
Box 5

4. Subject Files, 1964-1994

Series Scope and Contents: Contains clippings, articles, reports, and correspondence. Major subjects include area health education centers, the diet and fitness center, occupational medicine, and the physician assistant program. Materials range in date from 1964 to 1994.

Anlyan, William, 1974-1986
Box 5
Area Health Education Centers, 1975-1993
Box 5
Area Health Education Centers, 1981-1985
Box 5
Area Health Education Centers, 1985-1993
Box 5
Area Health Education Centers Task Force, 1993-1994
Box 5
Biohazard Master of Science Degree Program, 1992
Box 5
Biometry and Medical Informatics, 1982-1993
Box 5
Biometry and Medical Informatics Study Program, 1986-1987
Box 5
Cancer Center, 1993
Box 5
Clinical Chairmen (1 of 2), 1981-1990
Box 5
Clinical Chairmen (2 of 2), 1981-1990
Box 6
Clinical Chairmen, 1992-1993
Box 6
Community and Family Medicine Challenge, 1982-1984
Box 6
Community and Family Medicine Departmental Background Materials, 1985-1989
Box 6
Community and Family Medicine Research Strengths, 1993
Box 6
Community and Family Medicine transition clippings, etc., 1985
Box 6
Community and Family Medicine/Private Diagnostic Clinic Issue, 1993-1994
Box 6
Correspondence Concerning Community and Family Medicine Crisis, 1985-1986
Box 6
Correspondence Concerning Family Medicine Crisis, 1985
Box 6
Division of Biometry and Medical Informatics, 1990-1994
Box 6
Developing Primary Care at Duke Medical School (folder 1 of 2), 1992-1993
Box 6
Developing Primary Care at Duke Medical School (folder 2 of 2), 1992-1993
Box 6
Diet and Fitness Center (folder 1 of 2), 1985-1992
Box 6
Diet and Fitness Center (folder 2 of 2), 1985-1992
Box 6
Diet and Fitness Center, 1986-1987
Box 6
Diet and Fitness Center, 1988
Box 6
Diet and Fitness Center, 1989
Box 6
Diet and Fitness Center, 1990
Box 6
Diet and Fitness Center, 1991
Box 6
Diet and Fitness Center Board of Advisors, 1990-1991
Box 6
Diet Is A Four Letter Word, by Mary Wright, 1987
Box 6
Director of Community and Family Medicine Education, 1985-1986
Box 6
Division - Diet and Fitness (folder 1 of 2), 1990-1994
Box 6
Division - Diet and Fitness (folder 2 of 2), 1990-1994
Box 7
Division of Community Medicine, 1988-1991
Box 7
Division of Primary Care Epidemiology (folder 1 of 2), 1989-1991
Box 7
Division of Primary Care Epidemiology (folder 2 of 2), 1989-1991
Box 7
Division of Research and Education, 1992-1994
Box 7
Duke Endowment - Community and University Hospital Network for Total Health Care, 1991-1992
Box 7
Duke Health Service (folder 1 of 2), 1985-1988
Box 7
Duke Health Service (folder 2 of 2), 1985-1988
Box 7
Education Component, 1987-1989
Box 7
Education Component - Community and Family Medicine, 1986-1987
Box 7
Education and Faculty Development Division (folder 1 of 2), 1989-1992
Box 7
Education and Faculty Development Division (folder 2 of 2), 1989-1992
Box 7
Employee Occupational Health Services, 1985-1989
Box 7
Estes Symposium (folder 1 of 2), 1990
Box 7
Estes Symposium (folder 2 of 2), 1990
Box 7
Faculty Benefits Guide, 1987
Box 7
Faculty Development - Community and Family Medicine, 1986
Box 7
Faculty Moonlighting, 1981-1992
Box 7
Family Medicine Background Materials (folder 1 of 2), 1988-1992
Box 7
Family Medicine Background Materials (folder 2 of 2), 1988-1992
Box 7
Fayetteville Area Health Education Center, 1992-1994
Box 7
Fayetteville Area Health Education Center General, 1986-1993
Box 7
Fellowship - Community and Family Medicine, 1987-1991
Box 7
Friends of the Diet and Fitness Center (1 of 2), 1990-1992
Box 8
Friends of the Diet and Fitness Center (2 of 2), 1990-1992
Box 8
Health Administration Program, 1989
Box 8
Hospital Beds, 1992
Box 8
Integrated Academic Information Management Systems, 1986-1991
Box 8
Jack Rodnick Consultation, 1992
Box 8
Jefferson Medical College Visit, 1990
Box 8
Kate B. Reynolds Health Care Manpower Program, 1989-1992
Box 8
Letters Received in Response to August 23 Update Letter, 1985
Box 8
Letters Re: Community and Family Medicine - Not Answered, 1985
Box 8
Liason Committee on Medical Education Site Visit, 1987-1988
Box 8
Live For Life (folder 1 of 2), 1986-1990
Box 8
Live For Life (folder 2 of 2), 1986-1990
Box 8
Managed Care at Duke (folder 1 of 2), 1992-1993
Box 8
Managed Care at Duke (folder 2 of 2), 1992-1993
Box 8
Mark Rogers Visit, 1993
Box 8
Maxicare/HealthAmerica (folder 1 of 2), 1986-1989
Box 8
Maxicare/HealthAmerica (folder 2 of 2), 1986-1989
Box 8
Medical School Curriculum, 1991-1993
Box 8
MedPAC Retreat, 1987-1992
Box 8
MedPAC Retreat, Treburn CC, 1992
Box 8
Memos to Faculty and Staff, August 1, 1985
Box 8
Methodist Retirement Home, 1989-1992
Box 8
Metropolitan Life, 1989
Box 8
NIOSH Planning Conference, 1988
Box 8
Occupational Medicine (folder 1 of 2), 1980-1988
Box 8
Occupational Medicine (folder 2 of 2), 1980-1988
Box 9
Occupational Medicine (folder 1 of 2), 1985-1990
Box 9
Occupational Medicine (folder 2 of 2), 1985-1990
Box 9
Occupational Medicine, 1986-1987
Box 9
Occupational Medicine, 1991
Box 9
Occupational Medicine, 1992-1994
Box 9
Occupational Medicine Residency Program ACGME Site Visit, 1991
Box 9
Osteopathic Medicine, 1993-1994
Box 9
Outreach, 1990-1991
Box 9
Outreach, 1990-1992
Box 9
Pensacola Project, 1985-1986
Box 9
Physician Assistant, 1985-1989
Box 9
Physician Assistant (folder 1 of 3), 1985-1991
Box 9
Physician Assistant (folder 2 of 3), 1985-1991
Box 9
Physician Assistant (folder 3 of 3), 1985-1991
Box 9
Physician Assistant Commencement, 1987-1989
Box 9
Physician Assistant Master's Degree, 1987
Box 9
Physician Assistant Program, 1992-1994
Box 9
Physician Assistant Program Application for Continuing Accredation, 1986
Box 9
Position Statements and Informational Letters, 1985
Box 9
Prepaid Plans (folder 1 of 2), 1984-1989
Box 9
Prepaid Plans (folder 2 of 2), 1984-1989
Box 10
Private Diagnostic Clinic, 1972-1992
Box 10
Private Diagnostic Clinic, 1994
Box 10
Private Sector Conference, 1987-1989
Box 10
Protest Letters to Anlyan, 1985-1986
Box 10
Radiology, 1981-1984
Box 10
Research Componant - Broadhead, 1986-1989
Box 10
Resident Moonlighting, 1986-1992
Box 10
Residency Recruitment - Fayetteville Area Health Education Center, 1985-1990
Box 10
Review of the Department of Community and Family Medicine, 1984-1985
Box 10
Rochester Model, 1985
Box 10
School of Nursing, 1993
Box 10
Satellites, 1990-1993
Box 10
Search for Community and Family Medicine Chair, 1992-1994
Box 10
Snyderman Visit, 1989
Box 10
Snyderman's Visit, 1989-1992
Box 10
Stead Scholarship, 1964-1983
Box 10
Tom Campbell Consultation, 1991
Box 10
Tom Schwenk Consultation, 1992
Box 10
Trent Hall Move, May, 1986
Box 10

Biographical Note

George R. Parkerson Jr. was born in 1927 in Norfolk, Virginia, to George Robert Parkerson and Nettie Sue Tuck Parkerson. Parkerson enrolled at Duke in 1946 to the dual program that allowed him to complete three years of undergraduate education before going to the medical school, with the condition that he had to complete a thesis and research project. He received his BS and MD degrees from the Duke University School of Medicine in 1953.

Parkerson completed a general practice residency at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. In 1955, Parkerson opened up a private family practice in Winder, Georgia. Parkerson kept the practice in Winder for eighteen years before moving to help set up a family medicine residency program in Macon, Georgia.

In 1974, Parkerson returned to Duke to teach in the Department of Community Health Sciences, later renamed the Department of Community and Family Medicine. With help from a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Parkerson received a master's degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977.

Parkerson served as the department chair for the Department of Community and Family Medicine from 1985 to 1994. During this time, he helped move the clinical practice from Durham Regional Hospital to Duke's Campus. In 1991, the family medicine residency program merged with the Pickens Health Center to become the Duke Family Medicine Center. Parkerson stepped down as chair in 1994. He served on the Duke Institutional Review Board for Clinical Investigations (IRB) from 1995 to 2015.

In 2015, Parkerson returned to the Department of Community and Family Medicine to study population health. Along with Dr. Howard Eisenson, Parkerson helped develop the Duke Population Health Profile (Duke-PH), which is a self-report measure of population health based on social and illness determinants.

In 1949, Parkerson married Mary Smith McCowen (1927-2006) and they had four children.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George R. Parkerson Records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Acquisitions Information

Accession A2004.029 (transferred by George R. Parkerson, May 2004)

Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff: March 2005; encoded by Emily Glenn: March 2005

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