Implicit Bias

Led by Dr. Paige Carmichael, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Provides 2 CE Credit Hours (LEAP CE-approved by the GA State Board of Vet Med)
Sunday, September 24, 2023 @ 2 pm EST

Zoom Webinar

This interactive webinar will encourage participants to consider themselves and to reflect on how their understanding of self influences their interactions with others. Participants will determine how using tools learned in this workshop can help inform hiring decisions, workplace cohesion and client interactions.

Identity refers to the way individuals perceive and define themselves, encompassing various aspects of their personal characteristics, affiliations, and experiences. It is a complex and multifaceted concept that shapes how individuals understand themselves and how they are perceived by others. In this session we’ll focus on Finding Identity, Exploring Personal Identities & Losing Bias.


Paige Carmichael, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Professor of Veterinary Pathology
The University of Georgia CVM
Dr. Paige Carmichael, DVM, PhD, DACVP received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tuskegee University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 and then became a temporary instructor at UGA’s Tifton campus. From there, she entered a combined pathology residency/Ph.D. program at UGA and became a board certified pathologist in 1995. As a professor of veterinary pathology in the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine she serves as a steadfast voice advocating for increased diversity in her profession and greater inclusion across the university. Dr. Carmichael is the recipient of the Dawn D. Bennett Alexander Inclusive Community Award, recognizing the outstanding contributions of faculty to the promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion both within and beyond the classrooms at the UGA.
Regarded as one of the preeminent leaders in veterinary medicine, her primary area of research emphasis has centered on better understanding a group of inherited neurological diseases in dogs. Her work has led to the development of a test for globoid cell leukodystrophy in Irish Setters and mucopolysaccharidosis IIIA in wire-haired dachshunds. Dr. Carmichael’s work also extends to the investigation of potential therapeutics and treatments for these conditions, such as the use of xenogeneic stem cell transplants in a caprine model of MDSIIID. Additionally, her research group was the first to describe FeLV-associated myelopathy in cats. She is the first Black professor at the University to receive the prestigious Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship, and she’s also been the recipient of various awards and honors, including the Lilly Teaching Fellowship, the Carl Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award, the Tyler Award for Teaching Innovation, the Iverson Bell Award and UGA’s Fulfilling The Dream Award. She also has been awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Tuskegee. Dr. Carmichael also is involved in the life of the University community, serving on the Board of Directors for both the UGA Athletic Association and the Georgia Museum of Art. She also co-founded the Teaching Academy Fellows Program which helps early-career faculty become more effective teachers.

GVMA LEAP CE is free to GVMA Members. Non-members are required to pay a $250 registration fee. It saves to be a member!

Note that this is an interactive webinar with breakout sessions and we encourage attendees to participate using video and audio.

If you can’t attend this webinar, stay tuned for further announcements on upcoming dates. You can also view our Calendar here.