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Bradley R. Newcomer, Ph.D., ARMRIT

Bradley R. Newcomer, PhD, ARMRIT
 
Professor
Dept. of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
School of Health Professions
Office Address: SHPB 454
Phone: (205) 934-7635 or (205) 934-3870
newcomer@uab.edu
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Dr. Newcomer has been a faculty member at UAB for over 14 years and is a Professor in the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with expertise in medical imaging physics and a specialization in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy. Dr. Newcomer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Juniata College (1988), his Master of Science degree in Physics from Wright State University (1991), and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Wright State University (1996). Dr. Newcomer’s has had an active research program at UAB focused on utilizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy to study in-vivo human muscle, fat and liver metabolism. This research program has produced over 49 published research articles over the past 16 years. Currently, Dr. Newcomer is directing two of the university-wide undergraduate honors programs at UAB; the Experiential Learning Scholars Program (ELSP) and the Global and Community Leadership (GCL) Honors Program.

Education

Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA
BS, Physics, 1988

Wright State University, Dayton, OH
MS, Physics, 1991

Wright State University, Dayton, OH
PhD, Biomedical Sciences, 1996

Post-Graduate Training

University of Alabama at Birmingham,
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Nuclear Imaging Research, 1995-1997

Research Description

  • In-vivo Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy studies of human pathophysiolgy.
  • Liver and Intramuscular Fat analyses through MRI and MRS methods.
  • Mitochondrial function measurements with 31P MRS methods
  • Skeletal Muscle energy production and metabolic efficiency measurements with 31P MRS methods