Dr. K. Paige Carmichael, a professor of veterinary pathology and the former associate dean for academic affairs at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, is the recipient of the 2015 Iverson Bell Award, given by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
During her eight years as the college’s associate dean for academic affairs, Carmichael authored or co-authored multiple successful grants to address the recruitment of underrepresented groups to veterinary medicine and to support their careers. She also created the veterinary medicine college’s popular VetCAMP-Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program-which aims to recruit young underrepresented minority students with an aptitude for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The award will be presented to Carmichael at the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ 2015 annual conference March 13-15 in Washington, D.C. The Iverson Bell Award is presented every other year to a member of the association’s academic veterinary community in recognition of outstanding leadership and the promotion of diversity in veterinary education. Carmichael will be the 14th veterinary educator to receive the award.