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2017 Commencement: Alicia Mendoza MA ’17

, in General News, Student News, Alumni News

By Mike McNulty Alicia Mendoza, member of the USC Chan master’s degree class of 2017/Photo by Angela Lally For as long as she can remember, Alicia Mendoza MA ’17 has admired the work of Christian missionaries. In occupational therapy she... Read more

AOTA president Amy Lamb keynotes 2017 commencement

, in General News

By Mike McNulty 2017 USC Chan commencement speaker Amy Lamb/Photo courtesy of the American Occupational Therapy Association Amy Lamb OTD, OT/L, FAOTA, president of the American Occupational Therapy Association and an occupational therapy faculty member at Eastern Michigan University, will... Read more

Building better doctor’s visits for adults with autism

, in General News

Newly funded study aims to improve primary health care encounters of autistic adults By Mike McNulty/USC News Challenges with communication, environmental factors and decision-making processes can add to the anxiety of a doctor’s visit for a person with autism./Photo by... Read more

Mattingly among three USC faculty honored as 2017 Guggenheim Fellows

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Fellowship to support writing new book on stigma By Mike McNulty with Susan Bell and Ian Geckler/USC News Professor Cheryl Mattingly Professor Cheryl Mattingly has been honored with a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship, one of only three USC faculty members to... Read more

Two Chan students named Schweitzer fellows

, in General News, Student News

Projects aim to improve health status of vulnerable L.A. populations By Mike McNulty 2017-18 Schweitzer Fellows Allie Schmiesing MA ’18 and Erin Malia Sako MA ’18/Photo by Kelly Tongoi Erin Malia Sako MA ’18 and Allie Schmiesing MA ’18, first-year... Read more

Painted Brain at USC’s APGSA

, in General News

By Kristina Han/Painted Brain Suminagashi artwork courtesy of the Painted Brain This past week, the Painted Brain (PB) joined USC’s Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (OT) in an art workshop hosted by Asian Pacific Graduate... Read more

Practical tips for Brain Injury Awareness Month

, in General News

By Mike McNulty More than 12 million Americans live with a brain injury caused by any number of non-hereditary or non-developmental reasons such as disease, oxygen deprivation or tumors. The scope of brain injuries ranges from mild to severe, and... Read more

The people who make you look good are suffering

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By Monica Luhar/Vice’s Tonic.com “For tattoo artists, hair stylists or anybody holding a device with the tendons contracted and potentially flexing or holding against resistance, that nerve might be getting compressed over time,” says Shawn Roll, assistant professor of Occupational... Read more

Clinical professor Katie Jordan helps score profession-wide victory

, in General News, Alumni News

AOTA advocacy success: Evaluation payments expected to rise as CMS corrects error Last week, clinical professor Katie Jordan met with representatives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to raise concerns on behalf of the American Occupational Therapy Association... Read more

In 2016, 100 percent of new USC Chan graduates passed national certification exam

, in General News, Student News

By Mike McNulty According to new data released by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy®, all 132 of USC’s new graduates successfully passed the Occupational Therapist Registered OTR® certification examination during the 2016 calendar year. This 100 percent... Read more

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