Chan Division News
Linsey Smith helps answer common questions about identity, language and experiential issues for autistic people (and people with autism).
Photo by Iker Urteag/Unsplash April 2 marks World Autism Awareness Day, a designated day when communities around the world host events and activities that increase understanding, support and acceptance for people living with autism. In recognition of World Autism Awareness... Read more
Mar 19, 2018, in General News
By Jeanine Blanchard MA ’99, PhD ’10 Photo courtesy of Ellen26/Pixabay Jeanine Blanchard is a project manager at USC Chan and was a member of USC Well Elderly Studies research team. It is well known that the aging population is... Read more
Occupational therapy graduate student Joyce Yoo MA ’19 tells USC HSC News why she chose to pursue her education and training at USC Chan.
By Joyce Yoo MA ’19/USC HSC News Photo courtesy of Joyce Yoo “In order to share why I chose USC, I must first explain why I decided to pursue occupational therapy. Though it has many different definitions, I have defined... Read more
Mar 15, 2018, in General News
By Laura Cox MA ’17, OTD ’18 Laura Cox is an occupational therapy doctoral resident at Keck Medicine of USC. Approximately 950,000 individuals in the United States are living with multiple sclerosis (MS), and global rates are continuing to increase.... Read more
Mar 12, 2018, in General News
By Nick Ogura MA ’16, OTD ’18/USC News Photo by Madi Doell/Unsplash Nick Ogura is an occupational therapy doctoral resident at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice. Do the effects of the Daylight Savings switch seem to linger all year... Read more
Mar 8, 2018, in General News
By Sophia Stuart/PC Mag Sook-Lei Liew, right, puts her REINVENT virtual reality rig through the paces | Photo by Nate Jensen I am hooked up to a 16-channel brain machine interface with 12 channels of EEG on my head and... Read more
Mar 5, 2018, in General News
By Bryan Kang MA ’18 Photo by Michael Owen Baker/USC Varun Soni, USC’s Vice Provost for Campus Wellness and Crisis Intervention and the Dean of Religious Life, will deliver the keynote address at USC Chan’s 2018 commencement ceremony on May... Read more
Mar 1, 2018, in General News
On Jan. 7, the USC Chan Division began the process of building a new five-year strategic plan to guide its vision and mission, according to a Mar. 1 memo released by Associate Dean and Chair Grace Baranek. “This comprehensive Strategic... Read more
February is Black History Month, and Student Ambassador Erika Lim MA ’18 spoke with master's degree student Kim Jones MA ’18 about what led her to occupational therapy, her experiences as a student at USC Chan and how identity, authenticity and diversity enable occupational therapists to provide the best service possible.
Photo courtesy of Kim Jones Thanks for meeting with me, Kim! Let’s start with the simple stuff: Why did you choose to pursue a career in occupational therapy? I was in an Intro to Kinesiology class and the professor was... Read more
By Karen McCarthy MA ’04, OTD ’08 with Kimberly Kho On Valentine’s Day 2018, dating coach, occupational therapist and USC Chan alumna Karen McCarthy shares insights from her qualitative study on the habits and occupations of dating. Learn more about... Read more