University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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USC Chan Magazine Summer 2016


The 2013 Boston Marathon terror attack blasted their world apart. But thanks to USC Chan alumna Annemarie Orr '07, MA '09, OTD '15 and many months of occupational therapy at Walter Reed, runners Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky are once again racing toward the finish line.

Enriched Environment Research Lab


Our funded research programs—which have secured more than $29M in federal funding since 1994—and our academic publications explore issues including health disparities, chronic conditions, rehabilitation science, neuropsychology and sensory processing.

Students Writing On Whiteboard


Our No. 3-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.

Faculty In Discussion


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.

Diploma Closeup


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.

Patient Walking In Hallway


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.

Research Expertise

Research Expertise

Our faculty have secured $27M+ of federal funding since 1994.

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Learn more about USC occupational therapy services.

SI CE Certificate Program

SI Continuing Education

Our new Sensory Integration CE Certificate Program starts August.

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Nine Trojans publish in July/August AJOT →

Jul 14, 2016, in General News, Student News, Alumni News

Nine members of the USC Trojan Family are cited as authors across three new research articles published in the July/August issue of the American Journal...

Friends with benefits in obesity research →

Jun 29, 2016, in General News

New research shows how social and family relationships can improve adolescents’ obesity-related behaviors. As the saying goes, it’s not what you know, but who you...

Clark visits Toronto to deliver 2016 Cardwell Lecture →

Jun 23, 2016, in General News

Florence Clark, associate dean, chair and Mrs. T.H. Chan Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, delivered the 2016 Thelma Cardwell Lecture at the University...

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While walking across campus last week, I ran into some of the new Bachelor’s to Master’s OT students who were...


My Favorite Summer Occupation! →

Jul 15, 2016, by Megan

One of my all-time favorite occupations is working with kids. This week, I was fortunate enough to help out at...


Summer is in Full Swing! →

Jun 17, 2016, by Megan

Today, the sun is shining and the hallways are buzzing with new OT students! This past Monday was orientation for...


My Road to OT →

May 19, 2016, by Megan

For my first blog post, I am going to share a little about how I discovered occupational therapy! Now, I...

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