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August 3, 2012

Stewart Bloomfield, Ph.D. Named New Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research

Dr. Stewart Bloomfield has been named the new Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research and the Director of the Graduate Center for Vision Research.  He will hold the faculty rank of Professor.

Dr. Bloomfield brings more than 30 years of experience in research and graduate education to the College and an outstanding record of internationally recognized research on retinal neurophysiology.  The NIH (National Institutes of Health), through the NEI (National Eye Institute), has continuously funded his research on retinal amacrine cell function since 1988, as well as other grants from NIH and NSF (National Science Foundation).

His extensive experience in academics and administration will be valuable in his role as Associate Dean.  He currently holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Physiology and Neuroscience and the Department of Ophthalmology at New York University School of Medicine.