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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

Five Trojans aboard 2017 Rose Parade float

Occupational Therapy Association of California float commemorates 100-year anniversary of profession's founding

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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

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

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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

Inaugural class inducts new sensory integration continuing education

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By Mike McNulty Clinical professor Erna Blanche and research assistant professor Stefanie Bodison review video of a SI treatment session. (Photo/Phil Channing) The inaugural cohort of participants has successfully completed the first of USC’s new sequential four-course Sensory Integration (SI)... Read more

2016 White Coat Ceremony Infographic

, in Student News

On August 26, 233 talented Trojan occupational therapy students begin or renew their commitment to the values and ideals of our noble profession as they enter (or re-enter) academia during our 2016 White Coat Ceremony. Here is a quick look... Read more

Nine Trojans publish in July/August AJOT

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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

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

Fariborz Maseeh to keynote 2016 commencement

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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

Assistant professor Jenny Martínez makes for a Good Neighbor

Assistant professor Jenny Martínez reflects on how USC's Good Neighbors campaign impacted her own professional path

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By Jenny Martínez Jenny Martínez, Assistant Clinical Professor The Good Neighbors-funded STAR program connected me with a USC research laboratory during my senior year in high school. I worked in the Alcohol and Brain Research Laboratory under Dr. Ronald Alkana... Read more

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