Bette Ann (BA) Harris Scholarship in Interprofessional Studies

The MGH Institute seeks to establish an endowed scholarship to honor Bette Ann "BA" Harris, PT, DPT '02, MS '83, following her retirement, in recognition of her long-standing commitment to the Institute and interprofessional education.

BA in 1983 became the first graduate of the Institute, and joined the faculty in 1985 after having served in clinical, research, and administrative positions at Massachusetts General Hospital's Physical Therapy department. 

She was promoted to program director of the Graduate Programs in Physical Therapy from 1992 until 2002. During that time she oversaw the conversion of the Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. From 2002-2007, she was the special assistant for New Initiatives, reporting to the president, and was the interim associate academic dean during the 2007-2008 academic year. From 2008-2012, BA was the associate provost for Academic Affairs; in her last two years she was the interim director of the Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation.

The Bette Ann "BA" Harris Scholarship in Interprofessional Studies will provide financial assistance for a minimum of one student annually who is pursuing a post-professional degree at the Institute with a demonstrated interest in interprofessional education. Selection preference will be given to highly qualified licensed health professionals enrolled in degree programs in the Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation, including but not limited to the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences or the Master of Science in Health Professions Education, with a preference for qualified physical therapists.

We are seeking to raise $50,000 in order to endow the scholarship to ensure that BA’s legacy is honored at the Institute in perpetuity. Give online.


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