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Employee Profile: Amy Ellis

From managing departmental accounts, to grant submissions, Amy Ellis has a hand in a little bit of everything as an Accountant for Medical Oncology at Yale Cancer Center.  Amy is responsible for making sure charging within the departments is done correctly, and she handles grant submissions for all of medical oncology; all while making sure things are done in a timely fashion.

For the grant submissions, Amy works with the PIs to create budgets, gathers information needed from other departments, and in collaboration with the Administrative Assistants, puts together the grant information and makes sure everything is accurate before submission. “It is great to see all of that hard work pay off when a grant is funded. You hope that it will make a difference for cancer patients, and in turn you feel like you have made a small difference in some way as well,” said Amy.

Amy started at Yale as an Administrative Assistant working on the clinical side, but was looking for a challenge and a chance to grow. 6 years ago the opportunity arose for a position as a Financial Assistant at the Cancer Center and she took it, and shortly after was promoted to Accountant.  Amy explained that the people she works with make her job easy and that she never gets bored with what she does.

Jennifer Mulligan, Associate Director of Finance and Administration, commented, “Amy has been an integral member of the YCC Business Office team for the last six years. Her work with faculty developing grant budgets and assisting in the coordination of complex applications has shown her growth over this time frame. She has proven to be an invaluable member of the team. I see a great future for Amy in her dedication to her work and the Cancer Center as we grow.”