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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

Clinical professor Katie Jordan helps score profession-wide victory

AOTA advocacy success: Evaluation payments expected to rise as CMS corrects error

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Last week, clinical professor Katie Jordan met with representatives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to raise concerns on behalf of the American Occupational Therapy Association regarding what was believed to be an error resulting in decreased Medicare... Read more

USC Chan appoints new associate dean, chair

Dr. Grace Baranek to lead USC’s occupational science and occupational therapy program

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By John Hobbs MA ’14 Updated article was originally released on Aug. 23, 2016. The USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy welcomes newly appointed associate dean and chair, Grace Baranek on Feb. 1. Grace Baranek... Read more

Five Trojans aboard 2017 Rose Parade float

Occupational Therapy Association of California float commemorates 100-year anniversary of profession's founding

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Float rendering courtesy of the Occupational Therapy Association of California/Fiesta Floats On the morning of Jan. 2, 2017, five USC Trojans will be floating high above the streets of Pasadena, Calif., during the world-famous Tournament of Roses® Rose Parade. The... Read more

23 Trojans on AOTA centennial list of 100 most influential people

USC Chan faculty members Cermak and Clark among all-time notables

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By Mike McNulty Twenty-three USC alumni and faculty members are among the 100 most influential people who have shaped the occupational therapy profession throughout its century-long history, according to a new list compiled by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).... Read more

Remembering Florence Cromwell

An esteemed USC alumna and occupational therapy leader passed away on Nov. 5, 2016, at the age of 94

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By John Hobbs MA ‘14 Florence Cromwell 1922-2016. Photo undated. Occupational therapy visionary, two-time AOTA president, and former faculty member Florence S. Cromwell MA ’52 died Nov. 5, 2016. She was 94. The former faculty member was a USC alumna,... Read more

Five Trojans to take AOTA awards

Florence Clark to receive rarefied AOTA-AOTF Presidents' Commendation

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By Mike McNulty Five USC Trojans will win annual awards from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The recipients were revealed last week by AOTA and will be presented their awards during AOTA’s annual conference in April 2017, when the... Read more

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