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USC Chan Magazine
Winter 2018

Campus Wellness Issue

Cover article
Fighting On For All ’SC >
by Michelle McCarthy; Yasmine Pezeshkpour MCM ’16; and Hope Hamashige
Life in modern American society can seem awfully complicated, what with its salacious scandals, political dust-ups, too-frequent violence and wall-to-wall media coverage amplifying it all. Add to that the typical daily stressors of making ends meet, performing well on the job or in class and staying physically and mentally healthy, and there is plenty to keep any Trojan awake at night. Occupational therapy cannot solve these problems by itself, but it can help make everyday life seem a little more peaceful, pleasant and purposeful. Explore the many ways that occupational therapy helps quell the chaos, from the classroom to the campus dormitory to the clinic, to keep USC students, faculty and staff at their very best.

Featured article
The Doctor(ate) Is In >
Grace Baranek shares her reactions to the profession’s new doctoral-degree mandate.

Featured article
Virtual Reality Rehab >
by Katharine Gammon
Assistant Professor Sook-Lei Liew MA ’08, PhD ’12 is exploring new brain-computer interfaces that connect stroke survivors to the worlds of tech and medicine

Featured article
First Year Fortunes >
by Mike McNulty ’06, MA ’09, OTD ’10
NIH award and multi-site symposium cap a prolific year for Grace Baranek

Featured article
An/Aesthetic >
by Jamie Wetherbe MA ’04
After tumors damaged her upper extremity sensation, occupational therapy empowered a former makeup artist to put her own stamp on oncology rehab.

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USC Chan Magazine, Winter 2018