University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Redesigning Lives Globally
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Thanks to the generosity of USC Trustee Ronnie Chan and his wife, Barbara, the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy became endowed in perpetuity on September 17, 2014. Relive the announcement, and learn how this gift will shape our profession forever.

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Our research programs—which have secured more than $20M in federal funding since 1994—and our academic publications explore issues including health disparities, chronic conditions, rehabilitation science, neuropsychology and sensory processing.

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Our No. 1-ranked entry-level master’s program is one of our five degree programs which are also supplemented by our undergraduate minor, postdoctoral training and continuing education programs.

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Our faculty includes world-renowned experts in bench-to-bedside translational research approaches including randomized controlled trials, qualitative and quantitative data analytic strategies and functional brain imaging.

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Learn more about the Campaign for USC Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, which has raised more than $21 million in two years, browse the latest issue of our magazine and be sure to stay in touch with the Trojan Family.

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Our faculty clinicians deliver Lifestyle Redesign services and evidence-based interventions at our Faculty Practice and to patients at Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital.

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Our faculty have secured $20M+ of federal funding since 1994.

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Latest News

Postdoctoral Fellow Quoted in New York Times →

Oct 20, 2014, in General News Student News

NIH T32 Postdoctoral Fellow Leah Stein MA ‘06, PhD ‘13 was quoted...

5 Awardees and 82 Presenters Slated for OTAC 2014 Conference →

Oct 3, 2014, in General News Alumni News

Five USC Trojans received awards and 82 Trojans presented during the 2014...

Chan Family Gift Creates First Named, Endowed Occupational Therapy Program in Nation →

Sep 17, 2014, in General News

The $20 million gift establishes an occupational therapy initiative in China and...

Self-Care Among Latinos with Diabetes Studied →

Sep 11, 2014, in General News

Elizabeth Pyatak seeks ways to make health an everyday habit for teens...

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Student Blog


Friday Quicktakes →

Oct 24, 2014, by Claire

Happy Friday! Today I wanted to share some snippets about my week, so here are a few photos. This past...


Coming to your Senses →

Oct 23, 2014, by Jonathan

Hello everyone! Hope that you’re all doing great! Things have definitely been picking up as we’ve just reached the halfway...


OTAC Conference →

Oct 22, 2014, by Bindi

USC has been so good to the MA1s, they recently sponsored us to attend two days of OTAC conference in...


Dr. Michael Iwama and the Kawa Model →

Oct 22, 2014, by Brenda

This past weekend, I attended the 2014 OTAC Conference and this year it was held in Pasadena, CA. One of...

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