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Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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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

USC Chan appoints new associate dean, chair

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Dr. Grace Baranek to lead USC’s occupational science and occupational therapy program By John Hobbs MA ’14 Updated article was originally released on Aug. 23, 2016. The USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy welcomes newly... Read more

Shawn Roll is guest editor of latest AJOT on musculoskeletal conditions

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Research journal issue kicks off profession’s centennial anniversary celebrations 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... Read more

Five Trojans aboard 2017 Rose Parade float

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Occupational Therapy Association of California float commemorates 100-year anniversary of profession’s founding 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... Read more

23 Trojans on AOTA centennial list of 100 most influential people

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USC Chan faculty members Cermak and Clark among all-time notables 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... Read more

Remembering Florence Cromwell

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An esteemed USC alumna and occupational therapy leader passed away on Nov. 5, 2016, at the age of 94 By John Hobbs MA ‘14 Florence Cromwell 1922-2016. Photo undated. Occupational therapy visionary, two-time AOTA president, and former faculty member Florence... Read more

Toddler palace may house clues to social skills in autism

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Dr. Barbara Thompson’s research is highlighted at the 2016 Society for Neuroscience meeting 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... Read more

Five Trojans to take AOTA awards

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Florence Clark to receive rarefied AOTA-AOTF Presidents’ Commendation 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... Read more

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

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The partnership has the potential to transform the quality of life for millions of people, USC provost says By Mike McNulty and John Hobbs/USC News USC Provost Michael Quick and Peking University Health Science Center President Qimin Zhan formalize the... Read more

Crafting a kinder chemo

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How changes in the environment might improve experiences during outpatient infusions 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... Read more

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