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...

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Secret Lives

Secret Lives: In the Same Boat

Dr. Nancy Young was a senior in dental school raising two small children when she decided she was desperate for some stress relief. But nothing on her plate could be eliminated, so she added something to it instead. She...

In the Field

Dr. Marshall Newman

3 Qs: Marshall Newman

Dr. Marshall Newman, assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, joined the faculty in 2020 after earning a dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completing...

Value Added

Dr. Rico Short

Value Added: Donor Surmounts Innumerable Odds

Dr. Rico Short is accustomed to overcoming long odds. Short (’99) was raised in Columbus, Georgia by a single mother who toiled long hours at a textile mill just to keep food on the table. No one in his family had ever...

Eye on Campus

Answers Along the Way

Dr. Neil J. MacKinnon, Augusta University Provost

Answers Along the Way: Life’s a Balancing Act

Dr. Neil MacKinnon began his tenure as executive vice president and provost of Augusta University in 2021 after serving as dean of the James W. Winkle College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati. Embrace New...

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