Shot in the Arm for PA Studies

July 12, 2021

Buffalo, NY - The health and well-being of Western New Yorkers recently received a shot in the arm when the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation awarded Canisius a $767,500 grant for the Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program. The grant supports the program’s development
and provides scholarships for underserved minority groups.

“As we set our sights on 2021, we must address the healthcare disparities related to race and income that have only been heightened since the onset of the pandemic,” said CEO Msgr. Gregory Mustaciuolo in announcing the Canisius grant. “We honor the legacy of Mother Cabrini by funding activities, programs and initiatives that help bridge gaps in health services, bolster the health outcomes of diverse communities and eliminate barriers to care.”

The Canisius grant supports the college’s goal to resuscitate the healthcare landscape of the region through improved access to primary care, and the education of practitioners who are more racially and ethnically representative of the patients they serve. The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation works to improve the health and well-being of New York’s most vulnerable. It is named in memory of the first American saint, for her tireless advocacy on behalf of immigrants, children and the poor.