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Chan Division News

Strategies to Help Young Adults Manage Diabetes

Beth Pyatak (PhD ‘10, MA ‘04), Division postdoctoral research associate and alumna, conducted research with young adults to develop lifestyle-based strategies for coping with diabetes. Read more about her work at: Strategies to Help Manage Diabetes Read more

USC Researchers Explore the Source of Empathy in the Brain

Read more on Lisa Aziz-Zadeh’s research, funded by the Brain and Creativity Institute, the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the USC Provost's Ph.D. Fellowship.… Read more

13 Trojans recently published in the Journal of Occupational Science

Congratulations to the many USC faculty, students and alumni who were recently published in the April and June 2011 editions of the Journal of Occupational Science. Authors include: Gelya Frank, PhD, Professor; Elizabeth Pyatak (PhD ‘10, MA ‘04), Postdoctoral Research Associate; Linda Muccitelli… Read more

Occupational therapy’s role in containing health care costs

Division Associate Dean and AOTA President Florence Clark was quoted in Phoenix's Catholic Sun newspaper on the potential long-term cost savings of home modifications, a critical health care service often delivered by occupational therapists, that can enable successful aging in place. Read more

Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice discussed in latest Trojan Family Magazine

The Summer 2011 Trojan Family Magazine highlights the role of USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice's Lifestyle Redesign® programming for multidisciplinary pain management at the USC Back and Spine Center. Read more

‘Well Elderly’ follow-up study published!

Published in the June 2nd issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the study demonstrates the effectiveness of lifestyle oriented occupational therapy for a diverse group of older adults. Read and download the open access article at: Effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention in… Read more

Photo Feature: Ocean Therapy Surfing Program

Reuters photographer Lucy Nicholson recently published a stunning photoblog featuring the Ocean Therapy surfing program, developed by Division alumna Carly Rogers (OTD '11, MA '04) to assist Iraq and Afghanistan military veterans along their road to recovery. Visit the photoblog via… Read more

“There’s Nothing I Can’t Do”

Read Class of 2011 graduate John Margetis' story. Read more

Occupational Therapy Students and Faculty Fight Cancer

To read story, go to: Occupational Therapy Students and Faculty Fight Cancer Read more

Alum highlighted in L.A. Times!

Division alum occupational therapist Renee Portenier was recently highlighted in an L.A. Times story about rehabilitating California's first hand transplant recipient! See pictures and read the full story at: Hand Transplant Patient Speaks Read more

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