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Class of 2015: The courage to change

It took him nearly a decade, but Brian Wylie has found a career in occupational therapy that ties together his many disparate interests

, in General News, Student News, Alumni News

By Mike McNulty 2015 master’s degree graduate Brian Wylie While one’s life is most often lived looking forward, it is perhaps best understood only by reflecting backwards. For Brian Wylie MA ’15, a soon-to-be master’s degree graduate from the USC... Read more

Ten years of occupational Therapy in Africa

More than 200 USC students have taken advantage of an ‘amazing journey’ that led to Ghana

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By Jamie Wetherbe/USC News Bonnie Nakasuji ’74, MA ’94, OTD ’08 first went to Ghana in 2003 with a simple mission. She wanted to match patients with wheelchairs. Two years later — thanks to her passion for occupational therapy and... Read more

USC Chan students go 3 for 3 in AOTA elections

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By Mike McNulty All three USC Chan Division students running for elected positions to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Assembly of Student Delegates (ASD) won their respective races. Joseph Ungco MA ‘16 was elected chairperson, Ellen Wleklinski BS ‘14,... Read more

In memoriam: Pat Plumtree, 73

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Patricia “Pat” Volland Plumtree, a 12-year member of the USC Chan Division’s Board of Councilors, died Jan. 10, 2015, as a result of head injuries sustained from a fall. She was 73. Pat was born March 2, 1939, in Los... Read more

Life redesigned (USC Trojan Family Magazine)

The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy helps people live life to its fullest, no matter what challenges they face

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By Jessica Raymond/USC Trojan Family Magazine USC has been putting occupational therapy on the international map for decades by building the science behind occupational therapists’ work with patients. And with a recent gift from USC Trustee Ronnie C. Chan MBA... Read more

Into a new era

With their $20 million gift to the division, USC Trustee Ronnie C. Chan and wife Barbara make history and cement a legacy

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By Mike McNulty/USC Chan Magazine USC Trustee Ronnie C. Chan encourages the gathered crowd to Fight On!/Photo by John Skalicky The universe works in mysterious ways. That was the message—equal parts gratitude and awe—delivered by Associate Dean Florence Clark at... Read more

5 awardees and 82 presenters slated for OTAC 2014 conference

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By Mike McNulty Five USC Trojans received awards and 82 Trojans presented during the 2014 conference of the Occupational Therapy Association of California, October 16-19 in Pasadena. Assistant clinical professor Sarah Bream received the Award of Appreciation, alumna Diane Mayfield... Read more

USC alumna’s surfing program for veterans featured in AJOT study

, in Alumni News

By Kim Kho USC alumna Carly Rogers MA ‘04, OTD ‘11 is the lead author of a new article, High-Intensity Sports for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression: Feasibility Study of Ocean Therapy With Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation... Read more

39 USC Trojans presenting at the 2014 International Congress of the WFOT

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Congratulations to the 39 USC Trojan alumni and faculty members scheduled to present at the 2014 International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists in Yokohama, Japan. Congrats and Fight On! Click below to view the list. Download as... Read more

In memoriam: Jim Plumtree, 77

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Jim Plumtree at the 2012 USC Occupational Science Symposium Jim Plumtree MA ’78, member of the Board of Councilors of the USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, died July 1, 2013 at his home in Garden City, Idaho.... Read more

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