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The veteran occupational therapist

, in General News, Student News, Alumni News

By Jen Hermanson MA ’15, OTD ’16 Photo courtesy of Army Medicine Editor’s note: In commemoration of Veterans Day 2017, USC Chan alumna and U.S. Army veteran Jen Hermanson reflects on what it means to be a veteran occupational therapist.... Read more

3 things I’ve learned about veterans

, in General News, Alumni News

By Alison Cogan MA ’12, PhD ’17 2017 commemorative Veterans Day poster/Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Veterans Outreach Office Editor’s note: USC Chan alumna Alison Cogan is currently completing a Veterans Affairs Advanced Fellowship in Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury at the... Read more

Occupational therapy’s unique value in breast cancer care

, in General News

Assistant Clinical Professor Michelle Lee Hsia discusses the unique value of occupational therapy services during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month By Michelle Lee Hsia / Photo by Ted Fu Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among... Read more

OTAC 2017: Interview with student presenter Ranier Barrett MA ’18

, in General News, Student News

More than 80 Trojan faculty members, students and alumni are presenting during the 2017 conference of the Occupational Therapy Association of California, including master’s degree student Ranier Barrett MA ’18. Student Ambassador Erika Lim MA ’18 spoke with Barrett about... Read more

Making aging more mobile with new smartphone app

, in General News

NIH-funded MovingUp app developed by Schepens Niemiec will be first of its kind By Mike McNulty / USC News If the infomercials are to be believed, older adults want cellphones that are anything but smart. With oversized displays and one-touch... Read more

Help with hoarding disorder on World Mental Health Day 2017

, in General News

By Mike McNulty Hoarding disorder has been found to affect between 2-6 percent of the population, and a growing body of research highlights the complexities involved in hoarding disorder and its impact on people’s occupational, social and vocational function. To... Read more

8 Trojans to be honored with OTAC awards

, in General News, Student News, Alumni News

By Mike McNulty Eight Trojans have been named recipients of annual awards presented by the Occupational Therapy Association of California, a non-profit professional society that represents the interests of the more than 15,000 occupational therapy practitioners working in California. Associate... Read more

Who are the people in your neighborhood? Meet Viviana Padilla ’16, MA ’19

, in General News, Student News, Alumni News

The first-generation college student’s journey from a South Los Angeles elementary school to the 2017 White Coat Ceremony By Mike McNulty Viviana Padilla ’16, MA ’19, whose latest Trojan affiliation is as a new USC Chan graduate student/Photo by Hong... Read more

Leland earns record $4.7M to compare models for nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s, dementia

, in General News

Five-year PCORI contract is largest single award in USC Chan Division history By Mike McNulty / USC News More than half of America’s 1.4 million nursing home residents have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. On any given day in any of... Read more

New research shows occupational therapy helps people in pain

, in General News, Alumni News

Lifestyle treatment for chronic pain management improves quality of life, confidence and function By Mike McNulty / USC News A new study from the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy shows that lifestyle-based occupational therapy treatment significantly... Read more

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