Here’s to the new year

Here’s to the New Year …
May it bring more joy and success
And less grief and regret.


To our dreams …
May we never stop believing in them
And taking the actions that will make them a reality.


To our friends, loved ones, and colleagues …
May we take the time to let them know
How much it means to us
To have them in our lives.

Let us encourage more and criticize less.
Give more and need less.
And whenever we can,
Let us create harmony and peace.


To new beginnings …
Let us start fresh, right now,
To make this the very best year ever.

A very Happy New Year to all of us.

~ Joanna Fuchs



December 28, 2012


The poem above is one that I want to share with you as we say goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013. 2012 has been a year of excitement, gratifying accomplishments, celebrations, and continued growth for the Medical College of Georgia. We recruited top-notch first-class students, residents, faculty and staff. We celebrated with Dr. Rhee Fincher as she received the AAMC’s Flexnor Award (Nobel Prize of Medicine). We broke ground for the new J. Harold Harrison, MD Education Commons. MCG and each of you have much to be proud of and your leadership, efforts and support have been invaluable … thank you. As we reflect on our accomplishments both professional and personal, let us look forward to the goals we have set for 2013.


Thank you for all your leadership and support.


Happy New Year!!