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USC Chan Magazine | Spring/Summer 2018

Cover Story: In Prime Time

No practice area has received quite as much attention during the past decade of health reform as primary care. In this exciting new era, Trojans are demonstrating just how valuable occupational therapy services can be for patients, providers and organizations alike. Meet the USC Chan researchers, educators, clinicians and students making a real difference during this prime time for primary care occupational therapy.

Life, Interrupted >
by John Hobbs MA ’14
Rheumatoid arthritis sidelined Sandra Robles for nearly two decades. Now, thanks to the right medication and occupational therapy, she’s ready to get back to the business of life.

A Master Generalist >
by Mike McNulty ’06, MA ’09, OTD ’10
Thanks to faculty member Ashley Halle, USC Chan is helping set the standard for primary care occupational therapy.

Living La Vida >
by Ana Beatriz Cholo ’98
By partnering with community health workers and clinics, the ¡Vivir Mi Vida! study connects under-served Latinos living on the edges of Los Angeles County with lifestyle-based occupational therapy.

Public Service Announcement >
by Jamie Wetherbe MA ’04
Student fellowship project focuses on stream-lining occupational therapy services — starting with diabetes patients at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center — within public health systems.

Other Featured Stories

Our Better Angels >
by Michelle McCarthy
Keck Hospital of USC helps guide a newly widowed patient through its comprehensive continuum of care.

REAL Diabetes >
by John Hobbs MA ’14
USC Chan study shows how occupational therapy can improve health, quality of life for young adults with diabetes. The NIH-funded study is the first occupational therapy research trial to appear in diabetes literature.

With the Tempo >
by Bryan Kang MA ’18
When it comes to preventing injury, occupational therapy and USC musicians are in perfect harmony.

Obituary: Carol Stein ’81, MA ’84 >
by Professor Gelya Frank MPW ’16
Musician, Occupational Therapist, Exemplary Friend.

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USC Chan Magazine, Spring/Summer 2018