Business Office

The Undergraduate Medical Education Business Office

The Office of Medical Education’s Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Business office provides budgetary and personnel support for the Undergraduate Medical Education Program. The UME Program consists of these units: Academic and Student Programs; Admissions; Assessment and Medical Education Research; Audio Visual/Media Productions; Conjoint Teaching Services; The Kado Clinical Skills Center; Medical Education Support Group; Records and Registration; Student Affairs and Design Services/Digital Imaging.

The Business office processes order requests, reviews and maintain equipment service contracts and licenses, maintains inventory of office equipment, processes new hire paperwork and changes of labor, monitors the compliance of the annual review process for employees, attendance, and maintains financial and personnel databases of all units and completes the annual budget for the department. The office is also responsible for planning and organizing student related activities and the budgets for SOM student organizations. We also act as the liaison to SOM Fiscal Affairs, HR-MPN offices and other University business units.

Ron Spalding

Chief Administrative Officer

Tamara Taylor

Manager, Undergraduate Medical Education Business Office
(313) 577-1415
Responsibility and oversight of the following:

  • Manage day-to-day operation of the UME Business Office
  • Oversee/manage budgetary and personnel functions
  • Liaison to SOM Fiscal Affairs and HR-MPN Offices

Allison Gheradini

UME Events Manager & Student Organization
(313) 577-1459
Oversee/manage and provide budgetary support for the following:

  • UME Events
  • UME Student Events
  • UME Student Organizations
  • UME Student Travel

Karen Janas

Human Resource Specialist
(313) 577-0760
Responsibility and oversight of the following:

  • Personnel processing – UME personnel (full and part-time), Faculty Appointments
  • Grant administration
  • Co-curricular activity
  • TravelWayne – Faculty, guest, and staff
  • Hospital agreements

Lisa Staif

Office Services Clerk
(313) 577-4756
Responsibility and oversight of the following:

  • Purchasing, clerical, and data entry
  • Student Event processing support
  • Card Reader Entry – students, faculty and staff