Here is a list of other departments that offer training that you may be looking for:

Administrative Systems Training
Class Schedule
Course Catalog
ARP (Animal Resources Program)
Contact:Fredia Dillard
Contact:Cynthia Terry
Center for Nursing Excellence
Contact:Gwen Pernell
Code of Conduct
Contact: Katie Crenshaw
Effort Reporting
Contact:Fredia Dillard

Grant Writing Resources
Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)

Contact:Marylyn Thomas
IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee)
Contact:Fredia Dillard
Instructional Technology
Contact: Click here and scroll down to see contacts.
IRAP (Integrated Research Administration Portal Training)
Contact:  Molly Moran
IRB (Institutional Review Board)
Contact:Fredia Dillard
OH&S (Occupational Health and Safety)
Contact:Fredia Dillard

* Want to add a training opportunity for your department? Please contact us at

Mailing Address
Medical Towers/Room 421
1717 11th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294

Physical Address
Medical Towers/Room 421
1717 11th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294 
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Phone:  205.934.3359
Fax:  205.934-6530


Susan Coan Director, Organizational Learning & Development 205.934.3359
Mike Maner Manager, Learning & Development 205.934.3359
William Edwards Organizational Development Specialist 205.934.3359
Matt Copeland Organizational Development Specialist 205.934.3359
Alison Kniseley Learning and Development Specialist 205.934.3359
Sarah Jamison Learning and Development Specialist 205.934.3359
Jeremy Wass Learning and Development Specialist 205.934.3359
Emily Wykle Organizational Development Manager 205.934.3359
Tavia Sorrell Learning Management System Administrator 205.975.9233
Tam Le Learning Management Support Assistant 205.975.5189
Patricia Merchant Office Services Specialist II 205.996.4444
Kay Kirk  HR Specialist  205.934.3359 
Stephani Collins Registrar 205.934.3359
Renee Stover
Office Services Specialist II 205.934.3359
Fredia Dillard Instructional Designer 205.975.3276
Katy Brown Instructional Design Specialist 205.934.3975

New Employee Orientation (for University employees) provides a comprehensive "first-look" at UAB, its core values, essential expectations and important resources. It is critical that new employees attend orientation as soon as possible so that they have plenty of time to enroll in health, dental and vision insurance and other benefits within 31 days of their hire date.

Please note: New employees must be registered for New Employee Orientation by the date listed in the table below.


New Employee Orientation Schedule for 2016:

New Employee
Orientation Dates
Deadline for Department to Register New Employees for NEO Session
January 19 (Tuesday Session) January 13
February 1 January 27
February 15 February 10
February 29 February 24
March 14 March 9
March 28 March 23
April 11 April 6
April 25 April 20
May 9 May 4
May 23 May 18
June 6 June 1
June 20 June 15
July 5 (Tuesday Session) June 29
July 18 July 13
August 1 July 27
August 15 August 10
August 29 August 24
September 12 September 7
September 26 September 21
October 10 October 5
October 24 October 19
November 7 November 2
November 21 November 16
December 5 November 30
December 19 December 14

Information to Bring with You:

  • Social security number
  • Department name
  • Office address
  • Position title
  • Vehicle license tag number (if you would like to register for campus parking)
  • You will also need to know if you are paid monthly or hourly.

In addition, you may also need to bring the following items:

  • Sweater or light jacket (At times, our training room temperature may be cooler than some employees prefer)
  • Cash for parking (if parking in the deck or back parking lot).  Please note the information below regarding free parking for New Employee Orientation.
  • Lunch will be provided however individuals with special dietary needs may prefer to bring their own lunch. A refrigerator is available.

Orientation Topics:

The following topics will be covered during orientation:

  • Introduction to Employment at UAB
  • Important Documents and Policies
  • Benefits Enrollment
  • Oracle Administrative System and Direct Deposit

Parking for new employee orientation:

Free parking is available for new employees on orientation on Mondays only in lot 15W at the corner of 11th Avenue South and 17th Street, across the street from the Medical towers building.
Here is a Google MAP of the Medical Towers location.

Medical Towers Map & Parking:



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Supporting Your Success for a Better UAB

We offer all UAB employees access to free training and consulting services including classes and workshops, development and support resources, regulatory training and leadership development opportunities such as UAB Executive Development Training Program and the BLAZE Leadership Academy.