2023 DEI Workshop

GVMA LEAP CE WEBINAR – 2 Credits on 09/24

DEI Workshop with focus on 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 – 4:30 pm EST

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.


2:00pm – Session 1 (1 hr) – Finding Identity and Losing Bias followed by Breakout session (Identity Wheel)
3:00pm – Break (30 min) – Participants complete Harvard Implicit Association Test
3:30pm – Session 2 (1 hr) – Panel and discussion of IAT followed by Breakout session (case studies)


K. Paige Carmichael, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Dr. K. Paige Carmichael is Professor of Veterinary Pathology in The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine (UGA CVM). She served as the UGA CVM’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2006-2015. Dr. Carmichael received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine (TUSVM) in 1987. She completed a combined pathology residency/ Ph.D. at UGA in 1994, and became Board Certified in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology in 1995. She has been awarded numerous teaching awards including the Lilly Teaching Fellowship, the Norden-Pfizer Teaching Award, and the Tyler Award for Teaching Innovation. She was inducted into the University’s Teaching Academy in 2005, and in 2006, she became the first African American professor at UGA to receive the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship. She is one of the founders and coordinators of the UGA Teaching Academy Early Career Fellows program. Dr. Carmichael’s area of research is animal models of human disease and she has studied and published on many diseases common to people and animals. Her diagnostic passion is ocular pathology and she runs the UGA Diagnostic Ocular Pathology Service. She is committed to diversifying the veterinary profession and mentoring and “pathfinding” for students and early career faculty. She is the founder of the UGA CVM’s VetCAMP and the Dog Doctors Outreach program. In 2013, she was honored with the TUSVM’s Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award, and in 2014 she was awarded the LGVMA Outstanding Achievement Award and subsequently joined the Board of this organization. In 2015, she received the National Iverson Bell Award for her role in leadership in diversifying the veterinary profession, and in 2023 she was awarded UGA CVM’s Distinguished Graduate Award. In 2017, she was one of the first veterinary professors at UGA to offer undergraduate courses and has since developed several One Health courses for undergraduates. In 2019 she received the Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor Award for her undergraduate course “Introduction to Disease” becoming the first professor from the College of Veterinary Medicine to be so honored. In 2019, she was awarded the University of Georgia’s President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award for her diversification and mentoring efforts. Also in 2019, she became the first African American to be honored as a Distinguished Member of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) for her contributions to diversity and her mentoring of veterinary students and pathology residents and most recently, in 2021, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the ACVP. In September 2021, Carmichael became the inaugural recipient of UGA’s Dawn D. Bennett Alexander Inclusive Community Award, an award presented to a UGA faculty member who has made a considerable contribution to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within and beyond the classroom.

GVMA LEAP CE is free to GVMA Members. Non-members are required to pay a $250 registration fee. It saves to be a member! Support staff with a GVMA members in their practice may register at $125. Contact our office to receive this discount!

Note that this is an interactive workshop with breakout sessions. Attendees will participate using video and audio.

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