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In this next installment of the Mitchell Institute podcast Scholars Speak, Host Michele Martin, the 1999 Mitchell Scholar from Scarborough High School, catches up with Brian Harris, the 2007 Mitchell Scholar from Penobscot High School, University of Maine graduate, and Founder & CEO of MedRhythms.

Listen up to learn more about how MedRhythms is helping people with neuro disease or injury walk and talk again, why Harris believes you cannot learn from decisions you don’t make, and how a Mitchell Institute Fellowship made a big difference in his career path.

Based in Portland, Maine, MedRhythms positively impacts the lives of those living with neurologic injury and disease by building next-generation neurotherapeutics that leverage the power of music and technology to redefine what’s possible in brain health for patients around the world.

MedRhythym Founder and CEO Brian HarrisIn 2011, Harris completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Maine and went on to receive his master’s in Music Therapy. After completing his master’s, he continued to expand his knowledge and experience in the field, ultimately becoming a Board-Certified Music Therapist with specialized training in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT). He later received advanced training in the field, becoming one of only 350 people in the world with the distinction of NMT Fellow. Harris was hired as the first NMT at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, where, in 2015, he founded the clinical division of MedRhythms, focusing on stroke, brain injury, and neurologic disease. With his continued leadership, the therapy practice has grown into the most comprehensive NMT program in the country.