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The OFD is committed to fostering the professional development of our faculty as educators. 

4th Fridays Series

icon1Monthly focused faculty development  training, presented on the 4th Friday of every month, January - October, from noon - 1 PM. Meets in the Bradley Lecture Center, unless otherwise announced. 



The Pediatric Research Office (PRO) provides assistance to investigators conducting pediatric research at Children’s of Alabama at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).



Excellence in service is marked by productivity, leadership, and scholarship in clinical care as well as leadership in professional and lay communities.

Promotion & Tenure 


Faculty member contributions to activities in the areas of research, teaching, and service are evaluated for promotion and tenure. All faculty members are expected to be engaged in scholarly activities that support the areas of research, teaching, and service in ways that are consistent with their unique roles.



A mentor is not just an educator. A mentor is a person who inspires and motivates. A mentor is committed to excellence.

Faculty Onboarding

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Policies, resources, and services including the Faculty Handbook, benefits information, governance, and more.

Leadership Development


The goal of the Pediatrics OFD Leadership Development Program is to strengthen our cadre of teaching faculty and support the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative curricula designed to improve pediatric graduate medical education while integrating training in culturally competent and family-centered care.  

Learning Communities & Diversity Initiatives 


The Department of Pediatrics Learning Communities provide opportunities for faculty and trainees with shared professional or personal goals to connect, teach, learn, and collaborate. 

Quality Improvement Programs


Quality Improvement is a formal approach to the analysis of performance and systematic efforts to improve it.

UAB Faculty & Staff Learning System

icon1The UAB Faculty & Staff Learning System enables employees to register for classroom training, complete online courses, browse your training history, and more. The system offers a wide array of online training tools and resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For UAB Medicine employees, the system is previously known as HealthStream.