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


It’s an idea that got its start while he was an undergraduate student at Mercer University in Macon. Xhemali worked with Sinjae Hyun, PhD, professor and chair of biomedical engineering at Mercer, to create 3D printed...


George P. Sessions, MD, ’55, a physician who guided the establishment of the anesthesia departments at three Atlanta hospitals, died March 1. In 2021, he and his wife, Martha, made one of the first gifts to the MCG 3+...


When Dr. Kay Kramer, ’84, decided to support her alma mater, the Medical College of Georgia, she not only honored a role model, but also learned along the way the smartest way for her to give back. Kramer has given over...


During the accident, the 60-year-old Nigerian motorcyclist’s spleen had ruptured, and he was bleeding to death. With the hospital administrator — and the only trained surgeon — out of town for a meeting, Allen...

Secret Lives

Secret Lives: One Step Ahead

Dr. Robert Kaltenbach is accustomed to moving seamlessly between different worlds. He joined the DCG faculty in 1976 not as a dentist, but as a psychologist, overseeing a program called Dental Practice Dynamics to teach...

In the Field

Westabou Gallery

In the Field: Curating a Community Vision

In February, Scott Thorp, chair of the Department of Art (recently renamed the Department of Art and Design) announced a partnership between Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Westobou...


Summerville fountain with spring flowers


In Memoriam: July-December, 2021



artistic rendering of the vascular system


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