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Patricia Numann

Patricia Numann, MD '65, the first woman surgeon at SUNY Upstate Medical University and in 2004 was inducted into the International Women in Medicine Hall of Fame. (American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) International Women in Medicine Hall of Fame)

Why Participate in WIMS?

Professional Development Day

The annual Professional Development Day is dedicated to professional issues for faculty, with an emphasis on equity and advancement.


Past Professional Development Days:

Professional Development Day, May 4, 2010

Guest Speakers

Linda Snelling, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Surgery
Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University

Susan M. Pollart, MD, MS
Ruth E. Murdaugh Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
University of Virginia School of Medicine

On the agenda

"Negotiating Difficult Conversations "

At the end of the workshop, participants were able to and/or had the opportunity to:

  1. Identify an area of conflict in the workplace;
  2. Explore individual responses to conflict;
  3. Recognize patterns of responses found in the academic medical setting;
  4. Distinguish gender-specific patters of responses;
  5. Use the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument to identify preferred approaches to conflict resolution;
  6. Utilize the components of successful negotiation described in "Getting to Yes"
  7. Practice negotiation in dyads with an observer;
  8. Identify the necessary steps to prepare for a difficult conversation about the conflict originally identified; and
  9. Conclude with a plan to schedule a difficult conversation which will both manage conflict and matinain a respectful relationship.

Recommended Pre-workshop reading: Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In, 2nd Edition, by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, and Bruce Patton


Professional Development Day, May 12, 2009

Guest Speakers

Lorraine Bedy, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of the College of Health Professions - Art and Sciences

On the agenda

Mentoring - This half-day workshop focused on the skills needed to develop and maintain mentoring relationships within and beyond the SUNY Upstate community.

Dr. Lorraine Bedy has more than 40 years experience as an educator and was featured in the book "Teaching in America." The focus of her doctoral work examined the culture of mentoring in three professions: Medicine, Architecture, and Education.


Professional Development Day, April 16, 2007

Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

Pictured from left to right: Andrea Viczian, Jyoti Upadhyay, Paula Trief, Elza Mylona, Kara Kort, Sara Grethlein

Elza Mylona, PhD, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs & Faculty Development, SUNY Stony Brook
Sara Grethlein, MD, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Paula Trief, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences , SUNY Upstate Medical University
Andrea Viczian, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Kara Kort-Glowaki, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Jyoti Upadhyay, MD, Associate Professor of Urology, SUNY Upstate Medical University

On the agenda was

Women in Medicine Panel - 20-Minute "Best of the Best" Presentations - WIM Best Practices from recent ELAM and AAMC workshops

Negotiations Workshop

Negotiations Workshop facilitated by Elza Mylona, PhD

  • "The ELAM Experience - a mirror, a network and a pocketful of resources" presented by Sara Grethlein, MD
  • "Effective Communication & Presentations" presented by Paula Trief, PhD
  • "My Toolbox for Women in Science PDF Icon" presented by Andrea Viczian, PhD
  • "Women & Negotiations - What Are We So Afraid of?" presented by Kara Kort, MD
  • "Productive Negotiation/Communication and Academic/Clinical Responsibility Mandates Understanding Yourself, Listening and Response-ability" presented by Jyoti Upadhyay, MD

Negotiations Workshop PDF Icon and Dealing with Conflict PDF Icon were the main topics discussed during the workshop.
(references PDF Icon for Dr. Mylona's Negotiations presentation)