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Francis L. Belloni, Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences

Francis L. Belloni, Ph.D., is professor of physiology and dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences at New York Medical College. He has been a member of the college's faculty since 1981 and served as acting dean until his present appointment in 1997.

An author or co-author of numerous book chapters and articles in scientific journals, Dr. Belloni is a scientist whose research has focused on cardiovascular physiology, particularly the study of the mechanisms of adenosine's effect on vascular tissue. He has been an editorial consultant for such publications as the American Joumal of Physiology, Cardiovascular Research, Circulation Research, the Joumal of Applied Physiology and Science.

Among his honors are the National Institute's of Health (NIH) Research Career Development Award and the NIH National Research Service Award that was presented to him when he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan. He was also an Alexandrine and Alexander L. Sinsheimer Scholar. He has served as a member of grant review study sections for the NIH, the National Science Foundation and the Veteran's Administration.

A member of New York Medical College's faculty in the basic sciences, Dr. Belloni is often cited by students for his gift of teaching. During his tenure with the college, he has been active in numerous planning committees and councils and has served as vice president of the Faculty Senate.

Dr. Belloni is a member of the American Physiological Society and has served as chairman of that organization's Education Committee. He is also a member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology and the American Heart Association, for which he was a fellow of the Council on Circulation.

Dr. Belloni was awarded his Ph.D. degree in physiology from the University of Michigan and holds a B.S. degree in biology from Providence College, Rhode Island.

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