MPAS program receives $50,000 grant to support development

MARCH 2 – Trine University received a $50,000 grant to support the development of its emerging Master of Physician Assistant Studies program.

The Edward M. and Mary McCrea Wilson Foundation approved the grant to help Trine with the program scheduled to begin in January 2017. The foundation provides support for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes.

“This generous gift is a great benefit as we build and stock laboratories and renovate space for the physician assistant program,” said Max Baumgartner, P.T., Ph.D., 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.”

Trine, in partnership with Parkview Health, is investing $1.4 million to renovate and construct facilities to include operating room and emergency room simulation laboratories, exam rooms, classrooms, student resource room, student lounge and study space. The new space is at the Health Sciences Education Center, 1819 Carew St., Fort Wayne on Parkview’s Randallia campus.

Trine’s MPAS program is a full-time graduate program that will include academic and clinical skills courses at the new Health Sciences Education Center. Supervised clinical practice experiences will take place at hospitals and clinics in the greater Fort Wayne area. Applications are being accepted for the first class. To apply or learn more about Trine’s emerging program, visit