September 2009

From the President
President Michael F. Adams on student life
Cover Story
Bridging a divide
Feature Stories
Hula Hoops, bubbles and plate tectonics
Leading by example
Closeups
Clicking into UGA
The expanded Tate Center
Around the Arch
Best in show
Homicidal poisonings on the rise
Students spend a year on world’s longest book
Historic past unearthed
Med ed
Full bloom
No fish tales here
Autism education program expands
Putting the heat on high school sports
Kudos to Kupets
Nationwide Tour comes to UGA golf course
Arch news
UGA presence in the high court
Stimulus money funds curator
The day the music died
New Dawgs get taste of service learning
Former alumni relations director dies
Accreditation for Public Health
Fundraising record set
Researching PTSD and drug abuse
Lab rats and episodic memory
Can’t see the campus….for the trees
Going green with steam
Dormant fountains flow again
Picture this!
Stay connected with UGA
A decade old and going strong
Grass that thrives in sun and shade
Arch Partnership wins award
Tiny salamander makes a big splash
Alumni News & Events
Alumni Association Calendar
Alumni Profiles
Legal beagle?
All in the family
She rules the schools
Class Notes
Class Notes
Grad Notes
Obituaries
Class Notes Extras
In memory of Cayle Bywater
Ex-pat expert
Sweet Lantana
Arch trustee oversees public health interns in New York
Full of beans
Victor Profis
UGA law grad appointed to 11th Circuit Court
Atlanta alumni get new digs
Letter from Alumni Association President Vic Sullivan
Why I give
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Paige Carmichael

Paige Carmichael

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Paige Carmichael

Photo by: Andrew Davis Tucker

PAIGE CARMICHAEL Associate dean for academic affairs, College of Veterinary Medicine, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor Founder, The Dog Doctors, a youth outreach program that exposes local children to animals and to the possibility of a career in veterinary medicine,  D.V.M., Tuskegee University Ph.D., University of Georgia

"I remember when I was a young child, about 8 years of age, I was passionate about animals. I remember thinking I would love to have some kind of job working with animals. Something that allowed me to work with animals every day would be my ideal job. …. As I got older I started thinking about a bunch of other possibilities…fashion design and fashion merchandising was one, advertising was another one that I remember wanting to do when I was in middle school. Then in high school, I began to get really interested in biology. I was fascinated by biology in particular and genetics specifically. I remember sneaking out to the library—what kind of nerd was I to sneak out to learn things about genetics and then about dog breeding? …Then I got the opportunity, and I know this is going to sound bizarre, to work with a herd of water buffalo, and I fell in love with the concept all over again.”

—Paige Carmichael on how her interest in animals as a child led to a career in veterinary pathology, studying inherited neurological diseases in Bernese Mountain dogs and other breeds. For more on The Dog Doctors youth outreach program, go to http://www.vet.uga.edu/vpp/dog_doctors.