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BSA LifeStructures to support physicians studying in Kelley’s Business of Medicine MBA program


INDIANAPOLIS — BSA LifeStructures, a national architectural firm headquartered in Indianapolis, has committed $75,000 over the next five years to support graduate fellowships for physicians in the Business of Medicine MBA program at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

The BSA LifeStructures Fellowship will be awarded annually as a $15,000 scholarship to one outstanding student based on his or her background, experience and potential to be a leader in the ever-changing health care industry.

“Our mission at BSA LifeStructures is to design facilities that support, enhance and inspire healing, learning and discovery,” said BSA managing director Shawn Mulholland. “We understand that the design of the health care facilities we are involved with directly affects the healing that takes place within them. Kelley, likewise, understands the importance of having highly skilled physicians in leadership roles within these facilities.   

“The health care industry is increasingly complex and always evolving,” Mulholland added. “We know Kelley is committed to developing a new breed of physician leader who can navigate the uncertainty that lies ahead. We are pleased to be able to support those efforts.”

BSA LifeStructures has a long history with Indiana University and the Kelley School of Business. The firm has designed numerous projects across multiple campuses, including Joseph E. Walther Hall at the IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis and IU South Bend’s Center for Medical Education. Most recently it was responsible for designing the $60 million extension and renovation of Hodge Hall, Kelley’s undergraduate building on the Bloomington campus.

“It’s always exciting when you have the opportunity to partner with important firms in the community,” said Philip L. Cochran, executive associate dean for the Kelley School of Business and the Thomas Binford Chair in Corporate Citizenship. “BSA has played a large role in designing cutting-edge facilities for Indiana University, and we at the Kelley School are thrilled that they have lent their support to students in the Business of Medicine MBA program.”

The Business of Medicine program welcomed its second physician-only cohort to the Indianapolis campus during a special two-day orientation session in the fall. The Fall 2014 cohort is composed of 36 physicians from 11 states, representing 25 medical specialties, with an average 18 years of post-residency experience.

Thomas W. Heniff, a member of the Fall 2014 cohort and the emergency department medical director at Major Hospital in Shelbyville, Ind., has been named the first recipient of the BSA LifeStructures Fellowship. Heniff, a 1993 graduate of Rush Medical College in Chicago, has been practicing medicine in Indiana since the start of his career.

“My fellow Business of Medicine classmates are remarkably accomplished,” said Heniff, who has worked as a track physician at Indianapolis Raceway Park and a sideline physician for the Indianapolis Colts. “So it’s truly an honor to be recognized by Kelley and to have the support of BSA for this fellowship.”

About the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis

The Indiana University Kelley School of Business has been a leader in American business education for more than 90 years. With more than 100,000 living alumni and an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students across two campuses, the Kelley School is among the premier business schools in the country. Kelley Indianapolis, based at IUPUI, is home to a full-time undergraduate program and four graduate programs, including master’s programs in accounting and taxation, the Business of Medicine MBA for physicians and the Evening MBA, which is ranked eighth in the country by U.S. News and World Report and No. 1 in academic quality by Bloomberg Businessweek.