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College of Medicine Finance and Business

The mission of Penn State College of Medicine Finance and Business team is to provide financial services to the organization in the most efficient and accurate manner, while keeping customer service the top priority.

The College Finance group works in conjunction with Penn State Finance and Business in University Park.

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Overview Expand answer

The administrative Office of College Finance and Business is located in Room C1601 in the College of Medicine.

Transactions requiring assistance or signature from leadership are triaged through this office, with Jennifer Feeman, Assistant Vice President for Finance and Business, reviewing and providing signature authorization.

Controller's Office

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The Controller’s Office is responsible for payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and research accounting for Penn State College of Medicine.

Post-Award Management Expand answer

The Office of Research Affairs and the Controller’s Office work together to provide post-award functions for sponsored projects.

See post-award resources

Bursar Expand answer

The Penn State College of Medicine bursar is Sonya Adams.

Reach her at or 717-531-0003, ext. 284116.

Helpful links:

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Housing/Building Administration

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The Housing/Building Administration team handles financial processes with the various buildings on campus.

SIMBA Resources

The logo for Penn State's SIMBA project includes the name with three colored bars to the left of it, with each bar taller than the one before. Below the name it says System for Integrated Management and Budgeting and Accounting

Training Resources Expand answer

The University has training resources available to help with the SIMBA transition.


Users can register for SIMBA 101 via the Learning Resource Network. SIMBA 101 is a self-paced, online course that provides a solid foundation focusing on core SIMBA financial concepts before the more in-depth training that is to come. The course contains foundational information to read and watch, with a few simple knowledge checks along the way.

See details here

Support and Reference Materials

SIMBA Support and Reference Materials are available on the University’s SIMBA Resources page. Resources currently include simulations offering a demo and practice mode, an IBIS-SIMBA Terminology Crosswalk, glossaries and more. New items are added regularly, so users are advised to check back often.

See resources here

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Expand answer

The transition to SIMBA is a significant change. It is normal to have questions and feelings of unease while going through the trainings and getting acclimated with the new system.

The College of Medicine SIMBA team is here to help. College of Medicine employees should contact instead of the SIMBA team at University Park.

University Park SIMBA FAQs

The University has posted answers to many questions about the SIMBA transition on its SIMBA website.

See University SIMBA FAQs

College of Medicine SIMBA FAQs

The College of Medicine will be posting answers to COM-specific SIMBA questions as they are received. Click the plus sign next to any question to see the answer.

Contact the College of Medicine SIMBA Team Expand answer

Reach the College of Medicine SIMBA team at

Note: Those emailing the COM SIMBA address should copy their department’s financial analyst on any correspondence.

Work with College Finance and Business

Financial Analyst Group (FA) Expand answer

The Financial Analyst Group group comprises those who deal with fiscal information at the departmental levels within Penn State College of Medicine.

The group meets weekly during the academic year with the mission of informing and educating personnel in items related to fiscal issues and Penn State policies as they relate to those fiscal issues.

For details on FA, contact Erlee Meyers at 717-991-5238 OR

FA Contacts by Department

Financial Management for Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials Expand answer

It is the responsibility of the clinical trial accountants, in consultation with the study team and the department financial analyst(s) to manage the financial aspects of the clinical trials. This includes AURAs, BARAs, closeouts and extensions.

See detailed guidelines

Policies Expand answer

A number of University and College policies are relevant to finance and business processes. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

Full Policy Directories

Specific Policies and Guidelines

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Compliance Expand answer

The Compliance Hot Line can be dialed toll-free at 800-560-1637 or 717-531-1114.

For details, see the Office of Ethics and Compliance website.

Charitable Giving Expand answer

Donations can be made online to either Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center or Penn State College of Medicine.

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Mailing Address

Penn State College of Medicine Finance and Business
Mail Code: H157
500 University Dr., C1601
P.O. Box 850
Hershey, PA 17033

Other Contact Methods

Phone: 717-531-8500