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In recognition of Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22, Camille Dieterle — an assistant clinical professor at USC Chan and passionate advocate for all things environmentally friendly and sustainable — spoke with our Student Ambassador Erika about occupational therapy, the environment and healthier lifestyles.
Apr 20, 2018, in General News
Photo by Porapak Apichodilok/Pexels In your own words, can you explain the intersection where environment, occupation and health meet? The state of our environment has become a human health issue, now and increasingly into the future. In addition to changes in technology and policy, many scientists… Read more
Like every major metropolis, L.A. can be a noisy, overstimulating place — but USC experts suggest some ways to stay mentally and physically fit.
Apr 13, 2018, in General News
By Amber Dance / USC News Are noise, pollution, and too much screen time making you cranky? USC experts remind us how to stay ahead. (Photo/iStock) Los Angeles is a vibrant, diverse, dynamic city. Urban living in Los Angeles is also crowded, polluted and noisy. "It is overstimulating," said Camille… Read more
Apr 3, 2018, in General News
By Noah Peterson/Daily Trojan Photo courtesy of Lilian Aluri "Troy Camp also runs after-school programs every week at local elementary schools in the South Los Angeles area. The Student Mentoring and After School Help programs help students develop study skills to better understand concepts they may… Read more
Linsey Smith helps answer common questions about identity, language and experiential issues for autistic people (and people with autism).
Photo by Iker Urteag/Unsplash April 2 marks World Autism Awareness Day, a designated day when communities around the world host events and activities that increase understanding, support and acceptance for people living with autism. In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day 2018, Assistant… Read more
Mar 19, 2018, in General News
By Jeanine Blanchard MA ’99, PhD ’10 Photo courtesy of Ellen26/Pixabay Jeanine Blanchard is a project manager at USC Chan and was a member of USC Well Elderly Studies research team. It is well known that the aging population is rapidly increasing. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the… Read more
Occupational therapy graduate student Joyce Yoo MA ’19 tells USC HSC News why she chose to pursue her education and training at USC Chan.
By Joyce Yoo MA ’19/USC HSC News Photo courtesy of Joyce Yoo "In order to share why I chose USC, I must first explain why I decided to pursue occupational therapy. Though it has many different definitions, I have defined OT as beautiful disruptions. It goes without saying that life is not… Read more
Mar 15, 2018, in General News
By Laura Cox MA ’17, OTD ’18 Laura Cox is an occupational therapy doctoral resident at Keck Medicine of USC. Approximately 950,000 individuals in the United States are living with multiple sclerosis (MS), and global rates are continuing to increase. While the worldwide incidence of MS is… Read more
Mar 12, 2018, in General News
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 long? You’re not alone. According to the… Read more
Mar 8, 2018, in General News
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 ears and four channels of electromyography (EMG) on my arms. An Oculus Rift… Read more
Mar 5, 2018, in General News
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 11. In his role as Vice Provost, Soni has been a… Read more