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Painted Brain at USC’s APGSA

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By Kristina Han/Painted Brain Suminagashi artwork courtesy of the Painted Brain This past week, the Painted Brain (PB) joined USC’s Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (OT) in an art workshop hosted by Asian Pacific Graduate... Read more

Practical tips for Brain Injury Awareness Month

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By Mike McNulty More than 12 million Americans live with a brain injury caused by any number of non-hereditary or non-developmental reasons such as disease, oxygen deprivation or tumors. The scope of brain injuries ranges from mild to severe, and... Read more

The people who make you look good are suffering

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By Monica Luhar/Vice’s Tonic.com “For tattoo artists, hair stylists or anybody holding a device with the tendons contracted and potentially flexing or holding against resistance, that nerve might be getting compressed over time,” says Shawn Roll, assistant professor of Occupational... Read more

Clinical professor Katie Jordan helps score profession-wide victory

AOTA advocacy success: Evaluation payments expected to rise as CMS corrects error

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Last week, clinical professor Katie Jordan met with representatives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to raise concerns on behalf of the American Occupational Therapy Association regarding what was believed to be an error resulting in decreased Medicare... Read more

In 2016, 100 percent of new USC Chan graduates passed national certification exam

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By Mike McNulty According to new data released by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy®, all 132 of USC’s new graduates successfully passed the Occupational Therapist Registered OTR® certification examination during the 2016 calendar year. This 100 percent... Read more

USC Chan appoints new associate dean, chair

Dr. Grace Baranek to lead USC’s occupational science and occupational therapy program

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By John Hobbs MA ’14 Updated article was originally released on Aug. 23, 2016. The USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy welcomes newly appointed associate dean and chair, Grace Baranek on Feb. 1. Grace Baranek... Read more

Shawn Roll is guest editor of latest AJOT on musculoskeletal conditions

Research journal issue kicks off profession's centennial anniversary celebrations

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By Mike McNulty Assistant professor Shawn C. Roll is the guest editor of the January/February 2017 issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. The issue focuses on comprehensive summaries of evidence and multiple original research articles on the treatment... Read more

Five Trojans aboard 2017 Rose Parade float

Occupational Therapy Association of California float commemorates 100-year anniversary of profession's founding

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Float rendering courtesy of the Occupational Therapy Association of California/Fiesta Floats On the morning of Jan. 2, 2017, five USC Trojans will be floating high above the streets of Pasadena, Calif., during the world-famous Tournament of Roses® Rose Parade. The... Read more

23 Trojans on AOTA centennial list of 100 most influential people

USC Chan faculty members Cermak and Clark among all-time notables

, in General News, Alumni News

By Mike McNulty Twenty-three USC alumni and faculty members are among the 100 most influential people who have shaped the occupational therapy profession throughout its century-long history, according to a new list compiled by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).... Read more

Remembering Florence Cromwell

An esteemed USC alumna and occupational therapy leader passed away on Nov. 5, 2016, at the age of 94

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By John Hobbs MA ‘14 Florence Cromwell 1922-2016. Photo undated. Occupational therapy visionary, two-time AOTA president, and former faculty member Florence S. Cromwell MA ’52 died Nov. 5, 2016. She was 94. The former faculty member was a USC alumna,... Read more

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