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Upstate Women In Emergency Medicine

The Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to have over 30 women faculty members along with 4 fellows and 8 residents in 2021.  The presence of women in the department is strong and vibrant.  We have three full professors and many departmental associate professors.  Our department prides itself in helping each individual member to find just the right fit clinically, academically, in research and in leadership that works for them in their lives.

 

This group is open to all Department of Emergency Medicine faculty and fellows regardless of sex, gender, or gender identity.

 

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Mission

Women in Emergency Medicine is a committee that seeks to provide a network of professional and personal support, mentorship, education, and information exchange for women in the Department of Emergency Medicine.  We seek to provide opportunities for success for women in an academic emergency department.

Goals

  • To promote professional advancement and leadership for women within the Department of Emergency Medicine including providing opportunities for women to acquire the necessary skills and strategies needed to ensure equality of participation, professional advancement and compensation.
  • To acknowledge and promote the importance of diversity, humanism, varied career paths, personal wellness and a healthy, balanced life for all in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
  • To provide mentoring opportunities and mutual support for women in emergency medicine, including providing positive role models for fellows, residents, medical students, and allied health professionals.
  • To assure that women are provided the opportunity to attain senior faculty rank and leadership positions identifying possible barriers to the professional advancement of women in the Department of Emergency Medicine and to develop strategies to address them.
  • To promote the recruitment and retention of female faculty.
  • To compile and share knowledge, information, and resources concerning issues pertaining to women in academic EM through research, education, and faculty development initiatives
  • To serve as a resource to the Department of Emergency Medicine on issues related to women in Emergency Medicine.
  • To communicate widely the successes of women in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Women in University and Department Leadership

Louise Prince, MD, Clinical Professor. Women in Emergency Medicine leader

Christine Stork, Pharm D, MPH, DABAT, FAACT, Clinical Professor, Clinical Toxicologist.  Co-Pharmacology Thread Leader at the Norton College of Medicine.

Jennifer Campoli, DO, Associate Professor. Director of the Emergency Medicine Clerkship; Assistant Program Director Emergency Medicine Residency; Advisor to Women in Residency Life (WiRL).

Risa Farber-Heath, DO, Associate Professor. Emergency Medicine Vice-Chair for Education; Course Director for Transition to Residency; Member College of Medicine Curriculum Committee

Jeanna Marraffa, Pharm D, MPH, DABAT, FAACT, Clinical Professor. Clinical Director of the Upstate Poison Center

Asalim Thabet, MD, Clinical Associate Professor. Emergency Medicine Wellness Officer

Susan Wojcik, PhD, ATC, Associate Professor. Emergency Medicine Director of Research; Chair of Department Research Committee; Chair of Department Promotion and Tenure Committee

Leah Bennett, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor. Assistant Director of the Pediatric Clerkship

Jennalee Cizenski, MD, Assistant Professor. Assistant Program Director Emergency Medicine Residency; Director of EM Resident Orientation

Kayla Dueland-Kuhn, MD, Assistant Professor.  Director of the Emergency Medicine Adult Acting Internship (MS4 Elective) ; Director of EM Resident Teaching to Learn Learning to Teach (TLLT) Rotation.

Erin Hanley, MD, Assistant Professor. Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship and the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Acting Internship (MS4 Elective)

Samantha Jones, MD, Assistant Professor. Emergency Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Deborah Mann, MD, Assistant Professor. Medical Advisor Upstate Connect

Rhonda Philopena, MD, Assistant Professor. Assistant Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Acting Internship

Kelsey Stack, DO, Assistant Professor. Vice Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dana Finch, DO. Assistant Professor. Assistant Director Oswego Emergency Department

Mary Lee DiRubbo, MD, Clinical Assistant Emergency Medicine. Director VA Emergency Department

State and national leadership positions

Louise Prince, MD, Clinical Professor. NYACEP Government Affairs Committee;  Current ACEP Councilor; Past President NYACEP.  NYACEP Physician of the Year Award Recipient 2020

Jeanna Marraffa, Pharm.D., MPH, Clinical Professor. President-Elect, American Academy of Clinical Toxicology

Mary DiRubbo, MD, is the VA VISN 2 Co-Chief of Emergency Medicine serving NY and NJ as well as a faculty member of the National Sim Learn Center for the VA.

Accolades and Achievements

Asalim Thabet, MD, 2023 Recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

Risa Farber-Heath, DO, FACEP named an Unsung Hero of 2023 by NY ACEP

Asalim Thabet, MD, named as an Upstate 2023 Gold Standard Award Winner (March 2023)

Jeanna Marraffa, Pharm D, MPH, DABAT, FAACT elected as President-Elect of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicologists. (November, 2022)

Asalim Thabet, MD, recognized as the December 2021 Exceptional Moments in Teaching by the Upstate Medical University College of Medicine. (December 2021)

Kelsey Stack, DO, recognized by New York ACEP as one of the  Unsung Heros in New York Emergency Departments. (October 2021).

Erin Hanley, MD, interviewed on Upstate's Healthlink on Air Podcast titled "Safe sleep for babies: 2 pediatricians explain how." (September 2021).

Jeanna Marraffa, Pharm.D., MPH, DABAT, receives a 2021 President's Award for Voluntary Faculty at the Upstate Fall Faculty Convocation. (September 2021).

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