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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_opZoTGzwCw'))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

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

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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

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