School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Office of Business Administration

Director: Jennifer Ballard-Traynor
Tolan Park Medical Building
Phone: 313-577-9558

The Office of Business Administration (OBA) is responsible for the financial resources, human resources and business operations of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences (DPBN) as well as University Psychiatry Centers (UPC) as they bridge the Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center systems. Additionally, The OBA handles Post-Award operations of grant accounts. Once a proposal has been successfully approved for funding (either as a new or continuation application), the OBA will setup a WSU account and oversee the management of expenditures. For planning purposes, a monthly report is provided itemizing salaries, supplies, purchase orders, equipment, etc., against budgeted amounts, with projections through the award period. The OBA coordinates personnel appointments on research accounts, and verifies the financial status of an account with the WSU grant accounting office upon yearly close-out.

Please contact us (577.3430) for information and guidance in purchasing, budgeting, payroll, personnel files, accounting, billing issues, space issues, policies and procedures, orientation, contractual arrangements, pagers, human resource issues (hiring, evaluations, benefits) and information. We will be happy to direct you to the right place for the answer you are seeking.
Other Pertinent Contacts and Phone Numbers:


WSU Business Management
Administrative Officer: Jennifer Ballard-Traynor
Tolan Park Medical Building
Phone: 313-577-9558

WSU Human Resources
Personnel Specialist: Sonya Blair
Tolan Park Medical Building
Phone: 313-577-0778

WSUPG Human Resources
Phone: 248-581-5869