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Tips for a better bedtime during Sleep Awareness Week

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By Nick Ogura MA ’16, OTD ’18/USC News Photo by Madi Doell/Unsplash Nick Ogura is an occupational therapy doctoral resident at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice. Do the effects of the Daylight Savings switch seem to linger all year... Read more

How virtual avatars help stroke patients improve motor function

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By Sophia Stuart/PC Mag Sook-Lei Liew, right, puts her REINVENT virtual reality rig through the paces | Photo by Nate Jensen I am hooked up to a 16-channel brain machine interface with 12 channels of EEG on my head and... Read more

Varun Soni to keynote 2018 commencement

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By Bryan Kang MA ’18 Photo by Michael Owen Baker/USC Varun Soni, USC’s Vice Provost for Campus Wellness and Crisis Intervention and the Dean of Religious Life, will deliver the keynote address at USC Chan’s 2018 commencement ceremony on May... Read more

USC Chan begins strategic planning

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On Jan. 7, the USC Chan Division began the process of building a new five-year strategic plan to guide its vision and mission, according to a Mar. 1 memo released by Associate Dean and Chair Grace Baranek. “This comprehensive Strategic... Read more

Interview with student Kim Jones MA ’18

February is Black History Month, and Student Ambassador Erika Lim MA ’18 spoke with master's degree student Kim Jones MA ’18 about what led her to occupational therapy, her experiences as a student at USC Chan and how identity, authenticity and diversity enable occupational therapists to provide the best service possible.

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Photo courtesy of Kim Jones Thanks for meeting with me, Kim! Let’s start with the simple stuff: Why did you choose to pursue a career in occupational therapy? I was in an Intro to Kinesiology class and the professor was... Read more

Okay Cupid, what’s occupation got to do with it?

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By Karen McCarthy MA ’04, OTD ’08 with Kimberly Kho On Valentine’s Day 2018, dating coach, occupational therapist and USC Chan alumna Karen McCarthy shares insights from her qualitative study on the habits and occupations of dating. Learn more about... Read more

Parents warned about ‘bleach therapy’ for treating autism

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By Gigen Mammoser/healthline Photo courtesy of healthline “Desperate parents in the United Kingdom, Canada, and United States are reportedly using a bleach solution in an attempt to cure autism, sometimes in children as young as 2 years old. Proponents have... Read more

New USC study shows occupational therapy improves health, quality of life of young adults with diabetes

NIH-funded REAL Diabetes study is first occupational therapy research trial to appear in diabetes literature

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By Mike McNulty / USC News / HSC News New results from a University of Southern California-led research study demonstrate the distinct value of occupational therapy for improving the health and quality of life of young adults living with diabetes.... Read more

Lawlor begins term as AOTF board chair

Term as chair of AOTF's Board of Trustees runs until 2020

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Mary Lawlor / Photo by Phil Channing On Jan. 1, Associate Chair and Professor Mary Lawlor began her term as chair of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The term runs until 2020. “I am delighted, honored and... Read more

Keeping pain at bay

Assistant Research Professor Stacey Schepens Niemiec offers tips for better pain management in the New Year

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By Lita Smith-Mines/Boating Times Long Island Photo courtesy of Boating Times Long Island The advice “pace yourself” is often expressed when someone appears in danger of burning out by doing too much, too fast. It’s also excellent counsel to persons... Read more

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