Five years ago Liz Cornelio started as a Financial Assistant with Yale Cancer Center. Since then she has been promoted to Assistant Administrator for Hematology, Palliative Care, the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers, and Neuro-Oncology, and is also responsible for managing the section's Financial Assistant and Accountant positions. Her day to day tasks include managing department accounts, verifying accuracy of charges, and serving as a contact person for faculty, administrative staff and lab personnel on a variety of issues as well as departmental budgeting.
A lot of what Liz does is focused on managing and analyzing grants as well as other departmental accounts including the management of faculty funding including endowments, gifts, dowry's and shared services. Within this role she must keep track of all the finances and ensure that the funds are being utilized correctly and within the guidelines of the award and the University.
"It is rewarding to be able to help a faculty member utilize the funds they have available to achieve the goals of their research, which are ultimately the goals of the entire Cancer Center," Liz said.
Jennifer Mulligan, Associate Director for Finance and Administration for the Cancer Center, commented, "Liz has been with the Cancer Center since 2008 and has internally been promoted within the finance ranks twice, which speaks loudly to Liz's accomplishments. We are very lucky to have her as a leader within the Cancer Center Business Office."