Hilary Rosenthal, 35 years

Strategic Sourcing Manager 

EVP, Business & Administration 

Hilary Rosenthal and her dog

Me and my sweet dog, Jake!

Tell us a little about the work you've done at Emory throughout your career.

I am a Medical Technologist and started out working in Clinical Laboratory in the Immunology Department at Emory University Hospital. I particularly enjoyed running samples by Flow Cytometry which was a new technology early in my career. I obtained a new position at the hospital testing Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Transplant samples under the direction of Dr. Edmund (Ned) Waller to obtain stem cell, T-cell and dendritic cell data for product quality control, and to support clinical research. In 1997, I transitioned to the University to manage Dr. Waller's research lab, which focused on Immunology, graft engineering, finding ways to reduce the effects of graft versus host disease and collaborated with many other departments. During those 15 years, I facilitated three lab moves, on-boarded and mentored new lab members, provided data for journals through scientific research.  In 2015, I joined the Strategic Procurement team where I am currently today as the Scientific Sourcing Manager. During my eight years in my current position, I manage purchases, suppliers and contracts, and everything in between for the University as it relates to scientific research. Emory research funding has seen tremendous growth in the past eight years which has more than doubled from $450M in 2015 to over $900M in 2022. 

What are some of your favorite memories of your time at Emory?

There are so many, from learning and growing at conferences, to doing meaningful research, forming strong relationships with my peers and leadership, to proudly support the Winship 5k with my teams, and especially seeing my son graduate from Emory. 

What are some of the most significant changes you have witnessed over the course of your career?

Growth of the university and particularly in research and global research. Over the course of 35 years, despite the huge growth, the campus has become a place of beauty. I love walking the campus and being out and about with the students. 

Me in 1988, the year I moved to Atlanta and started working at Emory.

Is there anything you miss from "back in the day"?

I miss less traffic, and less emphasis on doing more with less! 

What do you hope for the future of Emory?

There are a lot of good people at Emory who have dedicated their entire career to the mission. I hope Emory can continue to get strong leadership and the funding needed to continue being a first-class college and research university. We also need to be the front runners in the quest to cure cancer and other debilitating diseases. 

Anything else you would like to share?

I came to Emory when the "I am Emory" campaign was going on and may still have my pin I used to wear in the hospital. I think I took this to heart and here I am 35 years later!!