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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).

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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

Okay Cupid, what’s occupation got to do with it?

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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

Florence Clark to retire from USC in 2018

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Florence Clark, Mrs. T.H. Chan Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Florence Clark, the holder of the Mrs. T.H. Chan Professorship of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and the division’s former administrative leader of nearly 28 years, will retire... Read more

The veteran occupational therapist

In commemoration of Veterans Day 2017, USC Chan alumna and U.S. Army veteran Jen Hermanson reflects on what it means to be a veteran occupational therapist

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By Jen Hermanson MA ’15, OTD ’16 Photo courtesy of Army Medicine When I agreed to write this article I thought it would be pretty easy. Hey, I’m a veteran and an OT, so I feel like I’m highly qualified... Read more

3 things I’ve learned about veterans

In advance of Veterans Day, USC Chan alumna Alison Cogan shares a few thoughts about working with veterans from her perspectives as an occupational scientist and occupational therapist

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By Alison Cogan MA ’12, PhD ’17 2017 commemorative Veterans Day poster/Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Veterans Outreach Office Veterans Day marks a national holiday dedicated to recognizing all of the men and women who have served our country in... Read more

8 Trojans to be honored with OTAC awards

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By Mike McNulty Eight Trojans have been named recipients of annual awards presented by the Occupational Therapy Association of California, a non-profit professional society that represents the interests of the more than 15,000 occupational therapy practitioners working in California. Associate... Read more

Who are the people in your neighborhood? Meet Viviana Padilla ’16, MA ’19

The first-generation college student’s journey from a South Los Angeles elementary school to the 2017 White Coat Ceremony

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By Mike McNulty Viviana Padilla ’16, MA ’19, whose latest Trojan affiliation is as a new USC Chan graduate student/Photo by Hong Le Most of the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy’s new grad students are adults... Read more

New research shows occupational therapy helps people in pain

Lifestyle treatment for chronic pain management improves quality of life, confidence and function

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By Mike McNulty / USC News A new study from the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy shows that lifestyle-based occupational therapy treatment significantly improves the experiences of people living with chronic pain. “Having quantitative evidence for... Read more

2017 Commencement: Alicia Mendoza MA ’17

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By Mike McNulty Alicia Mendoza, member of the USC Chan master’s degree class of 2017/Photo by Angela Lally For as long as she can remember, Alicia Mendoza MA ’17 has admired the work of Christian missionaries. In occupational therapy she... Read more

Mattingly among three USC faculty honored as 2017 Guggenheim Fellows

Fellowship to support writing new book on stigma

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By Mike McNulty with Susan Bell and Ian Geckler/USC News Professor Cheryl Mattingly Professor Cheryl Mattingly has been honored with a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship, one of only three USC faculty members to receive the prestigious award. She joins a diverse... Read more

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