Grants

Barry University Cross-Cultural PA Primary Care PA Training Project

Barry University Cross-Cultural PA Primary Care PA Training Project

Lin Klingbeil(ARNP), Chris Maleski, and Sandy Fitzgerald(RN)

In 2001, the Physician Assistant Program was awarded a three–year grant of $439,917 by the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Professions.

The Barry University Primary Care PA Training Project focused on the development of a Cultural Competency Curriculum and improved computer and online capability of the program. The major focus was delivery of primary care to rural, medically underserved and disadvantaged communities.

In 2003, the Physician Assistant Program was awarded a one - year supplemental grant of $75,000 by the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions. This supplemented the existing grant awarded in 2001.

Barry University Cross-Cultural Distance Education PA Training Project

2004: The Physician Assistant Program was awarded over $475,000 for its third three–year grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions to support distance education.

Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry: Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded Barry University's Physician Assistant program $1.5 million in grants to address primary health care shortages in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). The first of the grants encompasses a one-year project of $273,332 to purchase equipment to establish video conferencing capability in the USVI. The second grant of $1,223,615 is a five-year project to address primary health care shortages in the USVI through PA training.