Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Awards Grant to PA Studies Program

February 2, 2023
Physician Assistant Studies

Buffalo, NY – Canisius University is the recipient of a $300,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation. The grant will be directed to the Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program.  Specifically, the funding supports the program’s goal to boost diversity in the allied health workforce across Western New York by providing scholarships to students from diverse backgrounds who pursue PA graduate degrees at Canisius. 

This is the third grant awarded to the PA Studies program from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation in recent years, for a total of nearly $1.4 million.  

Canisius University welcomed its first cohort of 30 students to the PA program in January 2021.  New cohorts enter the 27-month master’s degree program each spring.  The program builds on the strong foundation of the college’s pre-medical and general science programs, and leverages partnerships with local hospitals and health systems. 

The curriculum includes clinical assignments and service learning requirements in underserved communities to provide students with early exposure to vulnerable communities, and the social and medical issues that affect patient care and health outcomes of patients from diverse socioeconomic, religious and cultural backgrounds.  

The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization with the mission to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable New Yorkers, bolster the health outcomes of targeted communities, eliminate barriers to care, and bridge gaps in health services. Named in memory of a tireless advocate for immigrants, children, and the poor, the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation provides flexible support for new and innovative approaches that enhance health and wellness across New York State.

To learn more about the master of science in Physician Assistant Studies or to apply, Email @email, call 716-888-8550 or click here.  

Canisius University is one of 27 Jesuit colleges in the nation and the premier private college in Western New York. Canisius prepares leaders – intelligent, caring, faithful individuals – able to pursue and promote excellence in their professions, their communities and their service to humanity.