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Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Shawn Roll is guest editor of latest AJOT on musculoskeletal conditions

Research journal issue kicks off profession's centennial anniversary celebrations

, in General News

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

, in General News, Student News, Alumni News

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

, in General News, Alumni News

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

Toddler palace may house clues to social skills in autism

Dr. Barbara Thompson's research is highlighted at the 2016 Society for Neuroscience meeting

, in General News

By Sarah Deweerdt/Spectrum News Palace keep: The amount of time a young child spends in a play castle may provide hints about her social motivation. A half-hour-long ‘playdate’ between a toddler and an adult could help answer a long-standing question... Read more

Five Trojans to take AOTA awards

Florence Clark to receive rarefied AOTA-AOTF Presidents' Commendation

, in General News, Alumni News

By Mike McNulty Five USC Trojans will win annual awards from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The recipients were revealed last week by AOTA and will be presented their awards during AOTA’s annual conference in April 2017, when the... Read more

USC, Peking University to team on one of China’s first graduate programs in occupational therapy

The partnership has the potential to transform the quality of life for millions of people, USC provost says

, in General News

By Mike McNulty and John Hobbs/USC News USC Provost Michael Quick and Peking University Health Science Center President Qimin Zhan formalize the partnership between the two institutions. (Photo/Philip Channing) USC and Peking University have forged a partnership that could impact... Read more

Crafting a kinder chemo

How changes in the environment might improve experiences during outpatient infusions

, in General News

By Mike McNulty/USC News A USC researcher suggests that settings in which chemo is delivered should be controlled. (Photo/iStock) There’s no such thing as peaceful chemotherapy. The anti-cancer drugs that attack the body’s dangerous cancer cells cannot discriminate from its... Read more

A dog among doctors: Health center’s newest staffer is man’s best friend

Meet Professor Beauregard Tirebiter, the first full-time university facility dog in the country: He’s got office hours and everything

, in General News, Student News

By Joanna Clay/USC News USC recently added a new staff member. And you could easily say he’s the furriest. Professor Beauregard Tirebiter — dubbed “Beau” for short — is a 2-year-old black Goldendoodle. He makes USC the first and only... Read more

Could occupational therapy lead to a better night’s sleep?

, in General News

By Mike McNulty Every occupational therapist knows that the foundation for living well includes a healthy daily balance between work, play, rest and sleep. But while therapeutic interventions often target patients’ habits, roles, routines and environments during waking hours, their... Read more

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