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Award recognizes Pitts' career-long expertise in, and advocacy for, mental and behavioral health.
Deborah Pitts PhD ’12, associate clinical professor of occupational therapy, has been selected as a 2019 inductee to the American Occupational Therapy Association's Roster of Fellows in recognition of her career work towards "sustaining the profession's mental, behavioral health capacities." The… Read more
Inaugural symposium of Trojans working on VR tools for health and rehab
By Mike McNulty Dominique Duncan, assistant professor of neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, explains a demonstration of her Virtual Brain Segmenter, a VR-based tool for correcting errors that are created during the MRI process. (Photo by Glenn Marzano) At the inaugural USC Virtual… Read more
Board of Councilors member Wayne Hinthorn, pictured in June 2018. (Photo by Glenn Marzano) Wayne L. Hinthorn went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on the morning of Sept. 27, 2018. Born July 25, 1928, in Canon City, Colo., Wayne was the second son of Clinton B. Hinthorn and… Read more
Alumna’s research expertise includes occupational perspectives on marginalized populations.
By Mike McNulty It’s been a decade since the September 2008 Wall Street bankruptcies that symbolically marked the start of America’s Great Recession. Yet while today’s jobless claims have fallen to once-in-a-generation lows, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 1.3 million Americans are… Read more
The new class will feature TED talk-style lectures with professors and Q&As.
By Andrea Klick / Daily Trojan Former USG Director of Wellness Affairs and alumna Marina Hrovat and Vice President Blake Ackerman attended the new wellness course during the first week of classes. (Kevin Fohrer | Daily Trojan) USC is piloting a one-unit course that aims to advise students on… Read more
The game — USC alum Gabriela Gomes’ MFA thesis project — is a multisensory experience created to help adults suffering from neurodegenerative diseases to relax and connect with their caregiver.
Aug 23, 2018, in General News
By Joanna Clay / USC News Multisensory video game Healing Spaces offers an immersive experience to help adults suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. (Screencap courtesy of Healing Spaces/Gabriela Gomes) Stein Duker pointed out that Healing Spaces is also unique in that it curates a whole… Read more
Student-led Occupational Therapy and Science Council organizes OT Month activities.
Jul 9, 2018, in General News
By Yoko Ellie Fukumura and Elissa S. Lee/Occupational Therapy Association of California Newsletter Lady Gaga joins USC Chan students at the 2018 March for Our Lives in Downtown Los Angeles In honor of OT Month, the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy chose to celebrate… Read more
More than two years in the making, new USC Chan Archive holds rare and historically significant items.
By Mike McNulty Grace Baranek and Florence Clark unveil the portrait honoring Clark's 42 years as a USC occupational therapy faculty member. (Photo by Glenn Marzano) Occupational therapists from across the generations convened on June 15 to celebrate the opening of a new archive and to honor newly… Read more
Jun 12, 2018, in General News
Los Angeles-based television stations KCBS2 and KCAL9 highlighted a USC Chan-led research study during the stations' evening news broadcasts on Friday, June 8. The video package highlighted the National Institutes of Health-funded Sensory Adapted Dental Environments to Enhance Oral Care for… Read more
Before the 135th USC Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11, meet some of the outstanding Trojans receiving degrees in occupational science and occupational therapy.
May 7, 2018, in General News
Melody McKay, Master of Arts Degree in Occupational Therapy Melody McKay (Photo by Hong Le) Amid the hustle and bustle of studying for her "final finals" of graduate school, Melody McKay MA ’18 still seeks the same work-life balance she has been mastering since her first day in USC Chan's master's… Read more