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Grant to Help New Trine Program

March 3rd, 2016

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March 3, 2016

Grant to Help New Trine Program

Alex Brown

Trine University says a grant approved by the Edward M. and Mary McCrea Wilson Foundation will support development of the university's new master of physician assistant studies program. The program is scheduled to launch in January 2017.

The $50,000 grant adds to the $1.4 million that has already been invested in the program by Trine and Parkview Health. The money is being used to renovate and construct facilities to include operating room and emergency room simulation laboratories, exam rooms, classrooms, a student resource room, and a student lounge and study space.

"This generous gift is a great benefit as we build and stock laboratories and renovate space for the physician assistant program," said Max Baumgartner, dean of the School of Health Sciences. "The support from the Wilson Foundation and others is gratifying as we work to add another great program to Trine’s already strong academic options."

The new space is located at the Health Sciences Education Center on Parkview's Randallia campus in Fort Wayne. Trine says the program is a full-time graduate program that will include academic and clinical skills courses at the center, as well as supervised clinical practice experiences at hospitals and clinics in the greater Fort Wayne area.