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CHAN CANDIDATES

Meet the three USC Chan faculty members — Arameh Anvarizadeh, Sarah Bream and Ashley Halle — running for elected leadership positions in the American Occupational Therapy Association. Elections are open until Jan. 27 — vote today!

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.

RESEARCH

Our funded research programs — which currently have more than $22 million in active federal grant funding — and our academic publications explore issues including health disparities, chronic conditions, rehabilitation science, neuropsychology and sensory processing.

ACADEMICS

Our top-ranked entry-level master’s program is one of our five degree programs which are also supplemented by our undergraduate minor, postdoctoral training and continuing education programs.

PEOPLE

Our faculty includes world-renowned experts in bench-to-bedside translational research approaches including randomized controlled trials, qualitative and quantitative data analytic strategies and functional brain imaging.

PATIENT CARE

Our faculty clinicians deliver Lifestyle Redesign services and evidence-based interventions at our Faculty Practice and to patients at Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital.

ALUMNI

Browse the latest issue of the USC Chan Magazine and be sure to stay in touch with the Trojan Family.

CHAN CANDIDATES

Meet the three USC Chan faculty members — Arameh Anvarizadeh, Sarah Bream and Ashley Halle — running for elected leadership positions in the American Occupational Therapy Association. Elections are open until Jan. 27 — vote today!

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.

RESEARCH

Our funded research programs — which currently have more than $22 million in active federal grant funding — and our academic publications explore issues including health disparities, chronic conditions, rehabilitation science, neuropsychology and sensory processing.

ACADEMICS

Our top-ranked entry-level master’s program is one of our five degree programs which are also supplemented by our undergraduate minor, postdoctoral training and continuing education programs.

PEOPLE

Our faculty includes world-renowned experts in bench-to-bedside translational research approaches including randomized controlled trials, qualitative and quantitative data analytic strategies and functional brain imaging.

PATIENT CARE

Our faculty clinicians deliver Lifestyle Redesign services and evidence-based interventions at our Faculty Practice and to patients at Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital.

ALUMNI

Browse the latest issue of the USC Chan Magazine and be sure to stay in touch with the Trojan Family.

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Research Expertise

Our faculty have $22M in active, federally funded research projects.

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Latest News

OTD Alumni Talk About Finding Their First OT Jobs >

January 8, 2021

As many of our Master's students have already applied to the OTD Program and some continue to consider their options for next year, five recent alumni from our OTD Program — Ana Sanchez, Elissa…

Three faculty members on ballot in 2021 AOTA elections >

January 6, 2021

Meet the Trojans looking to make a nationwide difference for the good of the profession.

USC applying for 2022 move to accredited entry-level OTD >

December 9, 2020

USC's post-professional OTD graduates have traditionally worn cardinal colored gowns at Commencement. (Photo by Amber Morgan) The USC Chan Division has formally initiated the Accreditation Council…

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Calvin

Humans of USC Chan Volume 2 >

January 25, 2021
by Calvin

Did you know that you can major in occupational therapy as an undergraduate student at USC? The Chan Division currently offers an accelerated program, known as the Bachelor’s to Master’s Program,…

Savi

Advice for Incoming Occupational Therapy Students >

January 21, 2021
by Savi

Before beginning my journey as a student in the Entry-Level Master’s program, I remember being extremely overwhelmed. I, therefore, wanted to dedicate this blog to giving incoming students some…

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USC Chan Magazine

USC Chan Magazine, Fall 2019 / Winter 2020

Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 >

A Science of Hope >
How our audacious community of scholars created occupational science.

To Be More Precise >
How sonographic imaging can advance rehabilitation of surgically repaired hand tendons.

A Real Stand-Up Guy >
With the help of Keck Hospital of USC occupational therapists, comedian Eddie Barojas is getting back to joking around.

View/download the Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 issue (4.8MB)

USC Chan Magazine, Spring 2019

Spring 2019 >

New Study Probes the Sensory Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure >
Researchers have known for decades that babies born to mothers who drank heavily while pregnant have differences in brain function. Now, an innovative new study will test their sensory processing.

Designing Tomorrow’s Workstation, Today >
Interdisciplinary team funded by the National Science Foundation is using artificial intelligence in search of healthier ways to work.

More Than a Gut Feeling >
With Department of Defense grant, USC and UCLA researchers to explore gastrointestinal bacteria’s role in autism.

View/download the Spring 2019 issue (4.0MB)