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Parkview announces aggressive plan for Randalia campus
From left Trine University School of Professional Studies Dean David Wood, president Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, Parkview Hospital chief executive officer Mike Packnett and Trine vice president Michael Bock stand following a press conference Sept. 22 announcing the new Life Science Education and Research Consortium of Northeast Indiana.
Trine takes lead role in Parkview education, research consortium
ANGOLA, Ind. – Trine University, along with Parkview Hospital and other educational institutions, is taking a lead role to establish the new Life Science Education and Research Consortium of Northeast Indiana.
Trine president Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., was a key speaker at a press conference announcing the consortium Sept. 22 at the Parkview Heart Institute in Fort Wayne. He was joined by Parkview chief executive officer Mike Packnett and officials from Fort Wayne Community Schools, Ivy Tech Community College, Huntington University and the University of Saint Francis.
“This partnership is a model for all types of education and private enterprise partnerships ,” Brooks said. “We have private and public working together, K-12 schools, community colleges, private colleges, government and what I believe to be one of the finest hospitals in the state coming together for the betterment of people and the community. Thanks to this partnership, we will experience economic growth in our region. I believe we’re just getting started.”
The consortium would utilize existing space on Parkview Hospital’s Randallia campus, near downtown Fort Wayne, and serve as a regional initiative to align and leverage education, applied research, business incubation and economic development resources focusing on life sciences and health care. The consortium is committed to generating a world-class center with a focus on rehabilitation, senior care and behavioral health.
“This demonstrates Parkview’s continued commitment to being a vital asset in the Randallia-area neighborhood,” a Parkview news release said. “Parkview will continue to provide excellent care to patients and families, now and in the future.”
The announcement comes after many months of work bringing Fort Wayne Schools, Ivy Tech, Huntington University, University of St. Francis and Trine University together in a collaborative approach to serve the needs of the region.
Trine University will offer new programming as early as fall as 2012, where students will have opportunities to pursue bachelor’s degrees in healthcare management, emergency management, biomedical engineering and engineering technology and master’s degrees in leadership in biomedical regulatory affairs, leadership in non-profit management and leadership in healthcare systems studies. The university also plans to launch a doctoral program in physical therapy, its first doctorate program, and a biomechanics and movement sciences research center.
“Trine University is pleased and proud to be part of this educational consortium to better serve the educational needs of the healthcare industry in northeast Indiana,” Brooks said.
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