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Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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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

Occupational therapy helps young adults with diabetes

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By Miriam E. Tucker/Medscape An occupational therapy intervention can help improve HbA1c and improve quality of life in young adults with diabetes, new research finds. Results from the randomized, controlled Resilient, Empowered Active Living (REAL) diabetes study were presented June... Read more

Virtual Reality Rehab

Assistant professor Sook-Lei Liew MA ’08, PhD ’12 is exploring new brain-computer interfaces that connect stroke survivors to the worlds of tech and medicine.

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By Katharine Gammon For people recovering from a stroke, even the simplest motions can become a struggle. To lift a hand, for example, requires a signal from the brain that travels all the way down an arm to the hand.... Read more

2017 Commencement: Alison Cogan PhD ’17

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By Mike McNulty Alison Cogan, who earns her USC Occupational Science PhD in 2017/Photo by Jenn Page Alison Cogan MA ’12, PhD ’17 may be a civilian but she deeply appreciates the social and family life of military servicemembers. Not... Read more

2017 Commencement: Joseph Christian Ungco OTD ’17

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By Mike McNulty Joseph Christian Ungco, member of the USC Chan OTD degree class of 2017/Photo by Heather Van Buren Joseph Christian Ungco ’07, ’14, MA ’16, OTD ’17 has a clear vision for the profession’s future. Thanks in part... 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

AOTA president Amy Lamb keynotes 2017 commencement

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By Mike McNulty 2017 USC Chan commencement speaker Amy Lamb/Photo courtesy of the American Occupational Therapy Association Amy Lamb OTD, OT/L, FAOTA, president of the American Occupational Therapy Association and an occupational therapy faculty member at Eastern Michigan University, will... Read more

Building better doctor’s visits for adults with autism

Newly funded study aims to improve primary health care encounters of autistic adults

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By Mike McNulty/USC News Challenges with communication, environmental factors and decision-making processes can add to the anxiety of a doctor’s visit for a person with autism./Photo by Martin Kenny (Flickr) During his first visit to the doctor’s office, Bobby fled... 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

Two Chan students named Schweitzer fellows

Projects aim to improve health status of vulnerable L.A. populations

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By Mike McNulty 2017-18 Schweitzer Fellows Allie Schmiesing MA ’18 and Erin Malia Sako MA ’18/Photo by Kelly Tongoi Erin Malia Sako MA ’18 and Allie Schmiesing MA ’18, first-year students in the division’s entry-level occupational therapy professional program, have... Read more

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