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Nine Trojans publish in July/August AJOT

, in General News, Student News, Alumni News

By Mike McNulty Nine members of the USC Trojan Family are cited as authors across three new research articles published in the July/August issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Professor Sharon Cermak co-authored Atypical Sensory Modulation and Psychological... Read more

Friends with benefits in obesity research

New research shows how social and family relationships can improve adolescents’ obesity-related behaviors

, in General News

By Mike McNulty As the saying goes, it’s not what you know, but who you know. And in the nation’s ongoing fight against obesity, the quality of social relationships with peers and family members might buffer the impact of neighborhood... Read more

Clark visits Toronto to deliver 2016 Cardwell Lecture

, in General News

By Mike McNulty Florence Clark, associate dean, chair and Mrs. T.H. Chan Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, delivered the 2016 Thelma Cardwell Lecture at the University of Toronto on June 22. Her lecture, entitled “Occupational Therapy as Life... Read more

Commencement 2016: Graduates honor longtime associate dean during ceremony

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By Yasmine Pezeshkpour Fariborz Maseeh ScD Fariborz Maseeh ScD delivered the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy commencement speech on May 13. Maseeh founded the Kids Institute for Development and Advancement (KiDA) in 2008 after his son... Read more

Trojans take 3 of top 6 AOTF student scholarships

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By Mike McNulty USC Chan students won three of the top six student scholarships, as ranked by dollar amount, that are administered by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. Founded in 1965, AOTF is a non-profit organization that administers more than... Read more

Mother and son: Meet the Drs. Margetis

Physical drawbacks don’t hamper the life of a USC faculty member who was adopted as an infant

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By Diane Krieger/USC News John Margetis was adopted from a Taiwanese orphanage by USC pediatric pulmonologist Monique Margetis. Though born without hands and only partial feet, John’s “limb differences” haven’t held him back one bit. He skydives and rides a... Read more

USC Chan scientist using neuroimaging to advance autism research

, in General News, Alumni News

By Mike McNulty Stefanie Bodison ’92, MA ’93, OTD ’10 is the latest in a long line of USC experts, stretching back more than 50 years to former USC faculty emeritus A. Jean Ayres ’45, MA ’54 and her landmark... Read more

The Help Group – USC Occupational Science Initiative heads to the museum with upcoming project

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By Mike McNulty The Help Group – USC Occupational Science Initiative has announced its next project to develop opportunities for advancing community-based social participation for children with autism spectrum disorders. Under the direction of Mary Lawlor, associate chair of research... Read more

Fariborz Maseeh to keynote 2016 commencement

, in General News, Student News

Fariborz Maseeh Fariborz Maseeh will be the keynote speaker at the USC Chan Division’s 74th commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13. Maseeh is founder and managing principal of Picoco LLC, an investment management firm that manages various assets and funds,... Read more

Could virtual reality neurofeedback help stroke survivors recover?

USC researcher Sook-Lei Liew awarded two-year American Heart Association Innovative Research Grant to find out

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By John Hobbs MA ’14 Virtual arm Imagine wanting to take a sip of your morning latte. To accomplish this task, your brain will send a signal that will pass from neuron to neuron all the way down your arm... Read more

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