Power Woman Wednesday: Mary Lynn Morgan

#PowerWomanWednesday is a series on how some of the most powerful women in the world fight for women’s rights.

This week’s Power Woman has a very special relationship with the Center for Women. Mary Lynn Morgan is a beloved doctor and community member of Emory and Atlanta. She graduated in 1943 from Atlanta-Southern Dental College, which became the Emory University School of Dentistry the following year. In 1947, Dr. Morgan began to develop a practice exclusive to pediatric dentistry, which she continued until 1976. Atlantans to this day still remember visits to her office fondly.

Dr. Morgan was elected to the Emory Board of Trustees in 1974, only the second woman to serve. Her affiliations with Emory have been vast and varied over the years. She was named as a trustee emerita in 1991.

Dr. Morgan has given tirelessly to the medical community and to Atlanta and has been an inspiration to countless others. We are so proud to include her in the Center for Women at Emory family!

To honor these contributions, the Center for Women hosts an annual Mary Lynn Morgan Lecture on Women and Health featuring women who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the vast and varied field of women’s health. Past lecturers have included academics, clinicians, nonprofit leaders, and leading advocates both within and outside of Emory.

We are proud that announce that this year’s lecturer is Emory’s very own Dr. Nadine J. Kaslow. Click here for more information about the lecture which will be held next Wednesday November 19th at 5:30pm at the Miller Ward Alumni House.

Photo Courtesy: Center for Women at Emory


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