Giving Back: Distinguished Alumnus a Pillar of His Community

Dr. Ben W. Jernigan Jr. has been on the fast track most of his life. “I think I was born to be a dentist,” says Jernigan (’76), who grew up in the Atlanta area. “I’ve been very fulfilled my entire career. I’ve never regretted a single day.” That being the case, he was a prime candidate when DCG...

Wide Open: Endodontic Research has Countless Applications

Drs. Franklin Tay and Fucong Tian have cumulatively traveled tens of thousands of miles to get where they are today, but the journey has been well worth the effort. Tay, chair of the Department of Endodontics, left Hong Kong 16 years ago to join the DCG faculty. Prior to that, he spent eight years...

A Heart for Service

“I believe we are all leaders, if not leaders of people or projects, then of our own lives.” This is Dr. Scott T. Wallace’s summation of one of the most vital lessons he believes educators can impart to students. And he thinks the philosophy should be reinforced both in and out of the classroom. As...

History with a Mission

Guardhouse Museum renovation breathes new life into an original Arsenal building.

Following the Frontline

Yearlong study of coronavirus in frontline workers underway Fifteen hundred frontline workers are being recruited for a yearlong study to find what percentage are positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, what percentage become positive and whether the antibodies they produce — naturally and in...

Latest Articles

The First of Its Kind

A vibrating capsule designed to stir the colon to action appears to double the ability for adults struggling with debilitating chronic constipation to defecate more normally and without drugs, researchers report.

Stethoscope Fund

A retired Savannah allergist/immunologist and 1971 MCG graduate and his wife are endowing a fund that will provide a stethoscope, bearing the iconic MCG seal, for every freshman medical student. The Dr. Melvin L...

Class Notes

Conrad Easley, MD, ’66, an orthopaedic surgeon in Dalton, Georgia, was surprised recently when he opened his mail and found he had received a Bronze Star for his service, 54 years after he left Vietnam. He was supposed...

In Memoriam

Lamar Lafayette Fleming, MD, a 1965 graduate and retired orthopaedic surgeon who served as president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, died Aug. 14. While at MCG, he was a member of the Scholastic...

3 Ways to Support MCG

In January, I lost one of the best people in my life – my grandmother who helped raise me. From instilling in me a sense of right and wrong to teaching me how to treat others, grandmother truly shaped the person I am...

Secret Lives

In the Field

Dr. Donna Wear and Bryauna Barrera (BS '18) sort through compost barrels. Photo by Phil Jones

In the Field: Hope Locally Grown

Despite many of its residents working at the textile mills, Harrisburg saw little of their wealth. When the neighborhood’s last grocery store closed in 2017, it felt like more of the same.


Summerville fountain with spring flowers


In Memoriam: July-December, 2021



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