Martina Shipman is the new director for the UAB Child Development Center.

Shipman, who worked with the Child and Youth Services section of the U.S. Department of the Army for more than 17 years, has received a number of awards from the Army for her civilian service.

As a training and curriculum specialist, she has developed training programs in early childhood development consistent with the methods and techniques endorsed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Under her direction, four child development centers and one school-age center have been accredited by NAEYC.

The UAB Child Development Center, a NAEYC-accredited program, is an equal opportunity provider of child-care services for UAB faculty, staff, and students. To learn more, call 934-7353.