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USC Chan Magazine

The magazine of the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is published twice yearly and is free to alumni and friends of the division. Please send all changes of address, letters and correspondence to:

USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
1540 Alcazar St. CHP 133
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9003

or by using Chan Alumni Connect.

Latest Edition: Fall 2019 / Winter 2020

USC Chan Magazine, Fall 2019 / Winter 2020

Cover Story

A Science of Hope >
by Elizabeth J. Yerxa ’52, MA ’53
How our audacious community of scholars created occupational science. (Based on prepared remarks that introduced the “Founders Panel” during the September 2019 USC Chan Occupational Science Symposium.)

Other Featured Stories

To Be More Precise >
by Sandy Takata MA ’15, OTD ’16, PhD ’21
How sonographic imaging can advance rehabilitation of surgically repaired hand tendons.

A Real Stand-Up Guy >
by Jamie Wetherbe MA ’04
With the help of Keck Hospital of USC occupational therapists, comedian Eddie Barojas is getting back to joking around.

Neighborhood Program’s STAR Power >
by Eric Lindberg ’07
If you don’t know any doctors or scientists, it can be tough to imagine becoming one yourself. By introducing local high schoolers to research labs on campus, the USC STAR program is one way to get more diversity in science and health fields.

Previous Editions

USC Chan Magazine, Spring 2019

Spring 2019

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USC Chan Magazine, Spring/Summer 2018

Spring/Summer 2018

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USC Chan Magazine, Winter 2018

Winter 2018 | Campus Wellness Issue

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USC Chan Magazine, Spring 2017

Spring 2017

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USC Chan Magazine, Summer 2016

Summer 2016

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USC Chan Magazine, Winter 2015

Winter 2015 | The Entrepreneur Issue

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USC Chan Magazine, Spring 2015

Spring 2015

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USC Chan Magazine, Fall 2014

Fall 2014

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USC Chan Magazine, Spring 2014

Spring 2014

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USC Chan Magazine, Fall 2013

Fall 2013

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USC Chan Magazine, Spring 2013

Spring 2013

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USC Chan Magazine, Fall 2012

Fall 2012

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USC Chan Magazine, Spring 2012

Spring 2012

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USC Chan Magazine, Fall 2011

Fall 2011

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USC Chan Magazine, Spring 2011

Spring 2011

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USC Chan Magazine, Fall 2010

Fall 2010

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Newsletters (Spring 2010 – Spring 2003)

Spring 2010
22nd Annual Occupational Science Symposium Highlights Rich Diversity of Research within the Division
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Fall 2009
Division Assistant Professor to Conduct Ethnographic Study of Pathways to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis
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Spring 2009
Dr. Florence Clark Elected President of AOTA; Two USC Students Elected Officers of Assembly of Student Delegates.
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Fall 2008
USC OS/OT is Awarded Grant to Study Lifestyle Redesign® Intervention for People with Spinal Cord Injury.
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Spring 2008
USC OS/OT Students Create “Occupational Extravaganza”.
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Fall 2007
Division of OS/OT Initiates Slowing Down in The Fast New World as Part of USC’s Visions and Voices Series.
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Spring 2007
USC OS/OT Celebrates 65 Years of Academic Excellence and Leadership in Research.
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Fall 2006
USC’s Top-Ranked Departments of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy and Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy to Align with School of Dentistry.
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Spring 2006
Trojan League of Orange County “Shows Some Moves” to Raise Funds for USC OS/OT.
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Fall 2005
Department of OS/OT Is Awarded Two Multi-Year Government-Funded Research Grants.
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Spring 2005
USC/Rancho Study Explores Links Between Lifestyle and Pressure Sores for People with Spinal Cord Injuries.
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Fall 2004
School-based Grant Funding Focuses on Evidence-based Approach.
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Spring 2004
Department Receives Largest Occupational Therapy NIH Funding.
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Fall 2003
Faculty Scholarship Research Clusters.
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Spring 2003
Cover story: Charting the Future.
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