Kristin Chapleau-05   Kristin Johnston Chapleau, MaE
Program Specialist II
1705 University Blvd.
Birmingham, AL  35294
   Kristin Chapleau is the Program Specialist for the Biomedical Sciences Program.  Kristin has been at UAB for over ten years; prior to joining the School of Health Professions she served as an Associate Director of Career Development and an Academic Advisor.  Ms. Chapleau received both her Master of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Arts degrees from UAB.  She is an active and contributing member to multiple professional, civic and philanthropic organizations.  Courses taught: HRP 101 Experiencing the University Transition.  
      Brooke Walker-5 6       Brooke Walker
Student Counselor
1705 University Blvd.
Birmingham, AL  35294
      Fred Bertrand-9   Fred (Ted) Bertrand, PhD
Associate Professor
1705 University Blvd
SHPB 473
Birmingham, AL  35294
  Dr. Bertrand joined the UAB faculty in 2014 in the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, where he provides instruction in the Biomedical Science Program and the Clinical Laboratory Science Program. He also has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, where he studies the role of Notch-1 signaling in regulating nutrient responses of tumor cells in the microenvironment of epithelial and hematopoietic malignacies. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Biology from The Georgia Institute of Technology (1990), Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1995) and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada) and the University of Minnesota. Dr. Bertrand has mentored graduate and undergraduate students conducting research in cell signaling, cancer biology and B-cell development.

       Bradley Newcomer-2               Bradley R. Newcomer, Ph.D.
Program Director, Assistant Dean
1705 University Blvd.
Birmingham, AL  35294
  Dr. Newcomer has been a faculty member at UAB for over 15 years and is a Professor in the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences.  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 scientific expertise is in the area of medical imaging physics with a specialiaztion in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy.

Dr. Newcomer's most recent activities have involved developing and directing numerous univeristy-wide undergraduate honors programs at UAB.  Specifically, during the past 4 years, Dr. Newcomer founded and directed the Experiential Learning Scholoars Program (ELSP), provided interim directorship of the Global and Community Leadership (GCL) Honors Program, and was the founding director of the UAB Honors College.

In May of 2013 Dr. Newcomer returned to the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences in the School of Health Professions to be the founding director of the new B.S. in Biomedical Science Program.  Dr. Newcomer was also appointed as the Assistant Dean for Honors and Undergraduate Research in the School of Health Professions.

Over the past 16 years, Dr. Newcomer's research program at UAB has focused on utilizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy to study in-vivo human muscle, fat and liver metabolism.  This research program has produced over 50 published research articles over the past 16 years.  Currently, Dr. Newcomer is collaborating with investigators across the country to study mitochondrial and liver function in numerous patient populations.