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Chan Division News | Student News

“Why PhD?” Applying to the USC Chan PhD program

With Friday's approaching deadline to apply to the USC Chan PhD in Occupational Science degree program, first-year occupational science PhD student Raymond Hernandez shares his rationale for pursuing a PhD degree at USC

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By Raymond Hernandez PhD ’22 USC occupational science student Raymond Hernandez PhD ’22 We all use our own strategies when trying to make the big decisions in life. Some common examples include: “going with your gut,” making a pros/cons list,... Read more

The Veteran Occupational Therapist

In commemoration of Veterans Day 2017, USC Chan alumna and U.S. Army veteran Jen Hermanson reflects on what it means to be a veteran occupational therapist

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By Jen Hermanson MA ’15, OTD ’16 Photo courtesy of Army Medicine When I agreed to write this article I thought it would be pretty easy. Hey, I’m a veteran and an OT, so I feel like I’m highly qualified... Read more

OTAC 2017: Interview with student presenter Ranier Barrett MA ’18

More than 80 Trojan faculty members, students and alumni are presenting during the 2017 conference of the Occupational Therapy Association of California, including master's degree student Ranier Barrett MA ’18. Student Ambassador Erika Lim MA ’18 spoke with Barrett about her experience preparing for her first professional conference presentation, entitled "Occupational Justice in Relation to Youth in Juvenile Hall."

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Ranier Barrett MA ’18/Photo courtesy of Ranier Barrett Congratulations on being a presenter at OTAC! How are you feeling about presenting? I oscillate between elation and apprehension. Hailing from an undergraduate performance background, I’m looking forward to the presentation part;... Read more

8 Trojans to be honored with OTAC awards

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By Mike McNulty Eight Trojans have been named recipients of annual awards presented by the Occupational Therapy Association of California, a non-profit professional society that represents the interests of the more than 15,000 occupational therapy practitioners working in California. Associate... Read more

Who are the people in your neighborhood? Meet Viviana Padilla ’16, MA ’19

The first-generation college student’s journey from a South Los Angeles elementary school to the 2017 White Coat Ceremony

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By Mike McNulty Viviana Padilla ’16, MA ’19, whose latest Trojan affiliation is as a new USC Chan graduate student/Photo by Hong Le Most of the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy’s new grad students are adults... Read more

2017 Commencement: Alicia Mendoza MA ’17

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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

Mattingly among three USC faculty honored as 2017 Guggenheim Fellows

Fellowship to support writing new book on stigma

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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 receive the prestigious award. She joins a diverse... Read more

Two Chan students named Schweitzer fellows

Projects aim to improve health status of vulnerable L.A. populations

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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 students in the division’s entry-level occupational therapy professional program, have... Read more

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

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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

Dr. Grace Baranek to lead USC’s occupational science and occupational therapy program

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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 appointed associate dean and chair, Grace Baranek on Feb. 1. Grace Baranek... Read more

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