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Trojans Talk OT Podcast

Season 2 of Trojans Talk OT is here! Student host Elaina Rodriguez Garza MA ’21, OTD ’22 and alumna Alyssa Concha-Chavez MA ’14, OTD ’15 discuss connections, "CommunOT" and a new era. Listen on our website or search Trojans Talk OT on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.

Occupational Science

USC Chan founded the first occupational science (OS) PhD program, Undergraduate Minor and academic department. OS content is woven throughout all of the academic curricula, studied in our interdisciplinary research programs and disseminated through publications and the USC Occupational Science Symposium.

Lifestyle Redesign®

Lifestyle Redesign® is an intervention approach pioneered at USC Chan that continues to be taught in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education courses, utilized by our occupational therapists at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice and advanced through our research studies.

Sensory Integration

Sensory integration theory, assessment and intervention were developed at USC Chan by Faculty Emeritus A. Jean Ayres PhD, OTR and continue to be taught today in our academic degree and continuing education programs and furthered through our research studies.

Trojan Family

The Trojan Family is USC’s lifelong worldwide network of esteemed alumni and USC Chan’s alumni total over 3,000 and hail from 48 of the 50 states and more than 60 different countries. Keep up with USC Chan by browsing the latest issue of USC Chan Magazine and joining the Alumni Association.

Trojans Talk OT Podcast

Season 2 of Trojans Talk OT is here! Student host Elaina Rodriguez Garza MA ’21, OTD ’22 and alumna Alyssa Concha-Chavez MA ’14, OTD ’15 discuss connections, "CommunOT" and a new era. Listen on our website or search Trojans Talk OT on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.

Occupational Science

USC Chan founded the first occupational science (OS) PhD program, Undergraduate Minor and academic department. OS content is woven throughout all of the academic curricula, studied in our interdisciplinary research programs and disseminated through publications and the USC Occupational Science Symposium.

Lifestyle Redesign®

Lifestyle Redesign® is an intervention approach pioneered at USC Chan that continues to be taught in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education courses, utilized by our occupational therapists at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice and advanced through our research studies.

Sensory Integration

Sensory integration theory, assessment and intervention were developed at USC Chan by Faculty Emeritus A. Jean Ayres PhD, OTR and continue to be taught today in our academic degree and continuing education programs and furthered through our research studies.

Trojan Family

The Trojan Family is USC’s lifelong worldwide network of esteemed alumni and USC Chan’s alumni total over 3,000 and hail from 48 of the 50 states and more than 60 different countries. Keep up with USC Chan by browsing the latest issue of USC Chan Magazine and joining the Alumni Association.

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Latest News

Díaz appointed as division’s first-ever associate chair of diversity, access and equity >

January 19, 2022

Jesús Díaz, associate chair of diversity, access and equity and associate professor of research Associate Professor of Research Jesús Díaz ’05, MA ’08, OTD ’09 has been named the first…

New study first to show figurative language comprehension relies upon brain’s motor regions >

January 18, 2022

USC neuroscientists demonstrate that, like literal language, abstract metaphors are embodied in the brain.

Newly published review covers current brain-gut-microbiome and autism literature >

December 16, 2021

Co-first authors of Nutrients review supported by USC’s DIA JumpStart undergraduate pipeline program.

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Student Blog

Teresa

To All the Waitlisted Applicants Ambassadors Have Loved Before: P.S. We Still Love You >

January 27, 2022
by Teresa

If you’re reading this, it’s likely you were waitlisted. If you were waitlisted, you’ve probably been binge-reading some blog posts from ambassadors of years past. You know the ones I’m…

Silvia

Self Care is Health and Health is Wealth >

January 25, 2022
by Silvia

Listen, I know it is admission szn and I will get back to talking more about being first gen, but today is not the day. Today we’re talking self-care because it is my birthday and I am self-caring…

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USC Chan Magazine

USC Chan Magazine, Spring / Summer 2021

Spring / Summer 2021 >

How a student project led to autism training at USC’s Department of Public Safety >
USC Chan students Monica Caris MA ’21, OTD ’22 and Riley McGuire MA ’21, OTD ’22 just wanted to educate people about autism, but already their capstone project has become part of yearly officer training.

Let There Be Peace >
How my pandemic fieldwork experience made me an occupational and social justice practitioner.

Madam Veep >
In July, Director of Admissions and Associate Clinical Professor Arameh Anvarizadeh ’05, MA ’06, OTD ’07 made history as the youngest and first African American-Iranian woman to become vice president of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She recently sat down with the USC Chan Magazine to talk about her action-packed agenda as Vice President, her hopes for the association and where she sees the next generation taking occupational therapy.

View/download the Spring / Summer 2021 issue (5.4MB)

USC Chan Magazine, Fall 2020 / Winter 2021

Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 >

The Longest Year >
Reflections on the frontline pandemic experience from a hospital-based occupational therapist.

Lessons Learned >
A new course helps make sense of the pandemic by studying it.

Pain and Pleasure >
Face to face and through the screen, a USC occupational therapist helps a client better manage her everyday pain to improve quality of life.

View/download the Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 issue (5.6MB)