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Elizabeth Gorsuch, MA, is a part of the Division of Hematology. As project coordinator, she knows it takes a lot of time and attention to detail to effectively execute plans. Elizabeth has held various roles at UNC and enjoys interacting with the great people at our institution. Originally from Alaska, she is an adventurous traveler who is hoping see Egypt soon.

What’s your role and how long have you been a part of our Department?

I started working with the Division of Hematology on November 1st, 2021.

Where are you from?

Previously from the UNC Department of Surgery, where I worked for five years as senior executive assistant to the chair.Prior to that, I worked for a few years in the UNC School of Medicine Dean’s Suite where I supported the vice dean for academic affairs and chief education

What originally attracted you to work at UNC Department of Medicine?

I very much wanted to work with Dr. Jonathan Serody. He has a great reputation on campus both as a leader and physician-scientist, and I was interested in learning more about research and programs related to blood diseases.

What is the most interesting project you’ve been a part of so far?

Launching the inaugural Thomas C. Shea Clinical Cancer Symposium, scheduled to take place on September 18, 2023. Given that it is the first of its kind, it has been exciting to learn and develop systems and standards to lay the groundwork for what is to become an annual event.

What do you enjoy most about working here?

I enjoy the people. Lots of quality humans to interact with.

How has your role evolved over time since you’ve been here?

I’m doing more programmatic and strategic work from when I first started. This is a good development, as I enjoy working on big-picture projects.

What is one thing that you wish people knew about your job?

I spend a lot of time executing small details and processes to make things happen…a lot of time.

What are you most proud of, personal or professional?

At one time in my career, I was the executive director of an international, professional training program at UNC.It was rewarding to build a program from scratch and work with other national programs to enhance the teaching and learning experience for the participants.

What’s one thing on your bucket list?

I have always wanted to go to Egypt.

Do you have hobbies outside of work that you enjoy?

Hot yoga, swimming, reading, travelling, and cooking.

What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?

Stop being so hard on yourself!

What’s something about you (a fun fact) that not many people know?

I was raised in Juneau, Alaska.