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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

Inaugural class inducts new sensory integration continuing education

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By Mike McNulty Clinical professor Erna Blanche and research assistant professor Stefanie Bodison review video of a SI treatment session. (Photo/Phil Channing) The inaugural cohort of participants has successfully completed the first of USC’s new sequential four-course Sensory Integration (SI)... Read more

Nine Trojans publish in July/August AJOT

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By Mike McNulty Nine members of the USC Trojan Family are cited as authors across three new research articles published in the July/August issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Professor Sharon Cermak co-authored Atypical Sensory Modulation and Psychological... Read more

Commencement 2016: Graduates honor longtime associate dean during ceremony

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By Yasmine Pezeshkpour Fariborz Maseeh ScD Fariborz Maseeh ScD delivered the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy commencement speech on May 13. Maseeh founded the Kids Institute for Development and Advancement (KiDA) in 2008 after his son... Read more

USC Chan scientist using neuroimaging to advance autism research

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By Mike McNulty Stefanie Bodison ’92, MA ’93, OTD ’10 is the latest in a long line of USC experts, stretching back more than 50 years to former USC faculty emeritus A. Jean Ayres ’45, MA ’54 and her landmark... Read more

After 27 years as division chair, Florence Clark to step down from administrative duties

The respected researcher, educator and leader to focus full-time on scholarship and division initiatives

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Editor’s note: Have a poignant memory, story or photograph of Dr. Clark to share? Send it to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/*= 0)out += unescape(l[i].replace(/^\s\s*/, '&#'));while (--j >= 0)if (el[j].getAttribute('data-eeEncEmail_zBjQWTJWky'))el[j].innerHTML = out;/*]]>*/ and we’ll share it... Read more

Alumna attempts Ninja Warrior course for cause

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By Mike McNulty Standing at the starting line of the world’s most notorious obstacle course, USC Chan alumna Karly Streisfeld MA ’05 took a deep breath and mentally visualized her route through the challenges looming ahead. As a competitor on... Read more

Class of 2015: A helper by design

Former graphic designer Eun Kyung Bae MA ’15 sets out on a new career path to redesign lives for senior and disabled populations as an occupational therapist

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By John Hobbs 2015 master’s degree graduate Eun Kyung Bae Eun Kyung Bae MA ’15 didn’t think she would ever be in a position to help others. After a fall left Bae paralyzed from the waist down, the then 31-year-old... Read more

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