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23 Trojans on AOTA centennial list of 100 most influential people

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USC Chan faculty members Cermak and Clark among all-time notables

By Mike McNulty

Twenty-three USC alumni and faculty members are among the 100 most influential people who have shaped the occupational therapy profession throughout its century-long history, according to a new list compiled by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

In preparation for the 100th anniversary celebration of the association’s 1917 founding, the AOTA commissioned an expert editorial board to select the 100 influential people — advocates, thought-leaders, scholars and trailblazers — whose legacies have indelibly shaped the profession.

Most notably, current USC Chan faculty members Sharon Cermak and Florence Clark join emerita faculty members Elizabeth Yerxa and Ruth Zemke on the list. USC Chan Board of Councilors members Linda Florey and Mary Foto also earned spots among the “who’s who” of occupational therapy, both past and present.

USC Trojans named to the list are:

Please note, every effort is made to accurately recognize the USC Trojan Family. If an omission or error has been made to the list below, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).