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Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Troy Camp celebrates 70 years of community outreach

, in General News

By Noah Peterson/Daily Trojan Photo courtesy of Lilian Aluri “Troy Camp also runs after-school programs every week at local elementary schools in the South Los Angeles area. The Student Mentoring and After School Help programs help students develop study skills... Read more

Faculty Q&A for World Autism Awareness Day

Linsey Smith helps answer common questions about identity, language and experiential issues for autistic people (and people with autism).

, in General News, Student News, Alumni News

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

Three ways for “wellderly” living

, 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

Why I chose USC

Occupational therapy graduate student Joyce Yoo MA ’19 tells USC HSC News why she chose to pursue her education and training at USC Chan.

, in General News, Student News

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

Five things people don’t know about multiple sclerosis

, 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

Tips for a better bedtime during Sleep Awareness Week

, 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

How virtual avatars help stroke patients improve motor function

, 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

Varun Soni to keynote 2018 commencement

, 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

USC Chan begins strategic planning

, 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

Interview with student Kim Jones MA ’18

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.

, in General News, Student News

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

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