Chan Division News
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... 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... 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... Read more
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... Read more