Daemen College Receives $203,000 Grant Match from The John R. Oishei Foundation

Project Contributes to Western New York Quality of Care by Preparing a Specialized Health Care Workforce

May 30, 2013



Contact: Mike Andrei

                Director-College Relations


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           Daemen College has announced that The John R. Oishei Foundation has awarded a grant match of $203,500 to the College.  


           The grant completes a $530,000 award to Daemen for the establishment and operation of the Daemen College Physical Therapy Wound Care Clinic (DCPTWCC). Located at the Center for Skin Integrity, 2355 Union Road in Cheektowaga, the Clinic serves individuals in Western New York who are suffering from chronic wounds.  


           “Daemen College would like to thank The John R. Oishei Foundation for its strong support of the College and this vision,” said Daemen President Gary Olson.  


           “Daemen is focused on developing a collaborative model and standard for chronic wound healing that will provide the most effective treatment while also bringing down the costs of health care here in Western New York and nationally.”  


            Chronic wounds are wounds that do not heal, as compared to acute wounds. Chronic, non-healing wounds are painful and can destroy an individual’s mobility and quality of life.  


           “This project will not only help individuals in Western New York who are suffering from chronic wounds heal as quickly as possible, but will do so at the least amount of cost to patients while providing treatment under one roof,” stated Michael S. Brogan, DPT, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College.   


           The Daemen College Physical Therapy Wound Care Clinic will also provide research opportunities for faculty, students, and practitioners relative to treatment of chronic wounds at multiple levels. The DCPTWCC is a collaboration of independent health care providers which includes the Buffalo Medical Group, P.C.; The McGuire Group; The Center for Plastic Surgery; and Dr. Paul Nasca (Podiatry). 


           The research team includes scientists and researchers from Daemen (Dr. Michael Brogan, Dr. Laura Edsberg, and Dr. Kristin Fries); SUNY at Buffalo (Dr. Joseph Gardella, Dr. Frank Bright, Dr. Alexander Cartwright, Dr. Robert Hard, and Dr. Bahattan Koc); and Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Dr. Wesley Hicks, M.D., F.A.C.S.). Also part of the research team are area physicians and surgeons Dr. Corstiaan Brass (M.D., Infectious Disease); Dr. Raymond O. Schultz (M.D., F.A.C.S.), and Dr. Paul C. Nasca (DPM).




           The John R. Oishei Foundation strives to be a catalyst for change to enhance economic vitality and the quality of life for the Buffalo region. The Foundation was established in 1940 by John R. Oishei, founder of Trico Products Corporation. 

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