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These surprising specialists may help you kick habits and prevent disease

Physical and occupational therapists are teaming up with physicians to provide personalize care for injury recovery, disease prevention and much more.

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Pitts named 2019 AOTA Fellow

Award recognizes Pitts' career-long expertise in, and advocacy for, mental and behavioral health.

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Deborah Pitts PhD ’12, associate clinical professor of occupational therapy, has been selected as a 2019 inductee to the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Roster of Fellows in recognition of her career work towards “sustaining the profession’s mental, behavioral health capacities.”... Read more

A real showcase for virtual technologies

Inaugural symposium of Trojans working on VR tools for health and rehab

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By Mike McNulty Dominique Duncan, assistant professor of neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, explains a demonstration of her Virtual Brain Segmenter, a VR-based tool for correcting errors that are created during the MRI process. (Photo by... Read more

Board of Councilors member Wayne Hinthorn, 90

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Board of Councilors member Wayne Hinthorn, pictured in June 2018. (Photo by Glenn Marzano) Wayne L. Hinthorn went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on the morning of Sept. 27, 2018. Born July 25, 1928, in... Read more

USC Chan welcomes Rebecca Aldrich to faculty

Alumna’s research expertise includes occupational perspectives on marginalized populations.

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By Mike McNulty It’s been a decade since the September 2008 Wall Street bankruptcies that symbolically marked the start of America’s Great Recession. Yet while today’s jobless claims have fallen to once-in-a-generation lows, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics... Read more

Archive officially opens with Trojan Family fete

More than two years in the making, new USC Chan Archive holds rare and historically significant items.

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By Mike McNulty Grace Baranek and Florence Clark unveil the portrait honoring Clark’s 42 years as a USC occupational therapy faculty member. (Photo by Glenn Marzano) Occupational therapists from across the generations convened on June 15 to celebrate the opening... 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).

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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

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