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Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Aziz-Zadeh awarded grant to fund stroke rehabilitation

, in General News

The American Heart Association has awarded assistant professor Lisa Aziz-Zadeh a three-year $231,000 grant to understand how individuals with stroke process actions. Read more

Spirit Intact, Soldier Reclaims His Life (source: NY Times)

, in Alumni News

Article cites Capt. Sarah Mitsch - Class of 2001. Spirit Intact, Soldier Reclaims His Life In the nearly 15 months since losing his limbs, Specialist Marrocco has pushed past pain and exhaustion to learn to use his four prosthetics, though... Read more

AOTA President Florence Clark

, in General News

On July 1, 2010, Florence Clark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, became the 28th president of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Read more

Centennial Vision – Rehabilitation Research

, in General News

Assistant Professor Trudy Mallinson co-authored Centennial Vision – Rehabilitation Research in the May/June 2010 issue of The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT). Read more

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Adolescents

, in Alumni News

Be sure to see Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Adolescents, written by alum Sarah Bream, in the June 28, 2010 issue of OT Practice. Read more

Occupational Therapy in High Definition

, in General News

On May 1, 2010, Dr. Florence Clark delivered her Inaugural Presidential Address at the 90th Annual AOTA Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida. “Passionately and directly, Clark wasted no time focusing in on her message for the audience, encouraging students,... Read more

Food Selectivity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

, in General News

Dr. Sharon Cermak and a team of experts explore food selectivity in children with autism spectrum disorders in recently published articles from the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and The Journal of Pediatrics. “Food Selectivity and Sensory Sensitivity in... Read more

Does Music in Speech Equal Empathy in Heart?

, in General News

Professor Lisa Aziz-Zadeh is interviewed by USC News about her study on prosody and empathy. “A new study in the journal Public Library of Science ONE finds that people use the same brain regions to produce and understand intonation in... Read more

Dr. Gelya Frank’s newly published book

, in General News

Defying the Odds: The Tule River Tribe’s Struggle for Sovereignty in Three Centuries.  “An anthropologist and a legal scholar combine expertise in this innovative book, deploying the history of one California tribe—the Tule River Tribe—in a definitive study of indigenous... Read more

Occupational Therapy featured on NPR

, in General News

“Wanted: Men for Occupational Therapy Jobs” Unemployed males looking for a new career path could turn to occupational therapy. It’s one of the many health-related jobs growing during the economic down turn. It’s also a field traditionally dominated by women.... Read more

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