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Chan Division News

Healthcare for the Homeless
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Student Ambassador Kaho interviews OTD student Julian Prado about his decision to pursue the OTD and work with the homeless population in Los Angeles.

What made you want to pursue an OTD degree? I decided to pursue an OTD degree because I wanted to be able to have a clinical experience within a role emerging practice area and be able to cultivate the role under the guidance of mentorship. My mentor, Dr. Deborah Pitts has years of experience… Read more

More Than Just a Class, A Community
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Hi! I am your occupational therapist. Are you ready to participate in today’s activities?

By Student Ambassador Kat Hylton ¡Hola! Soy su terapeuta ocupacional. ¿Esta listo para participar en las actividades de hoy? (Translation: Hi! I am your occupational therapist. Are you ready to participate in today’s activities?) This is an example of the phrases we are learning in OT 566… Read more

USC Chan tops U.S. News’ ranking of the nation’s occupational therapy programs
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No. 1 spot reflects reputation among academic leaders

By Mike McNulty The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is once again home to the top occupational therapy educational program in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Grad Schools rankings released today. The occupational therapy graduate… Read more

3/16 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
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Updated: March 16, 2020 at 9:14 p.m. Timely Notification: Notification of COVID-19 (Eastern Los Angeles Facilities) Under the Clery Act, which requires the University to share certain information with the community, we are writing to share that a member of the University community has tested… Read more

For student Timothy Wang, it’s OK to fall asleep in class
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In support of Day4Naps, a global narcolepsy awareness day on March 14, Wang shared with student ambassador Kaho Ishizuki more about his condition and how it has shaped his life and aspirations.

Timothy Wang ’22, MA ’23 is a bachelor’s-to-master’s student in the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. After spending his childhood in Houston, he moved to Los Angeles two years ago to attend college. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family,… Read more

3/11: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Updated: March 11, 2020 at 6:48 p.m. STATUS: No cases at USC USC is now extending our period of remote instruction until Tuesday, April 14. This is an extension of our previous March 30 deadline. Students who are leaving campus for Spring Recess may not return… Read more

A “hands-on” approach to teaching
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Janice Rocker, who spends most of her time working in the hand therapy clinic at Keck Hospital of USC, brings her clinical experience to the classroom for OT 562 "Advance Practice in Hand Therapy and Physical Agent Modalities."

By Kevin Uhrik / HSC News As a student in the entry-level master’s program at USC, I am grateful for the opportunity to be taught and mentored by the clinical faculty members of the Chan Division. The clinical faculty members at USC have a longstanding history of both teaching and clinical… Read more

The Art of Occupational Therapy
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For Amber Bennett, arts and crafts have always been meaningful. From constructing doll houses to making stained glass pieces and weaving baskets, Bennett has engaged in creative projects for as long as she can remember

By Noelle Schorn “Engaging in something meaningful to you can contribute to your health.” For Amber Bennett, arts and crafts have always been meaningful. From constructing doll houses to making stained glass pieces and weaving baskets, Bennett has engaged in creative projects for as long as she… Read more

Division names its first-ever director of diversity, access, and equity
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Karrie Kingsley to serve in newly created administrative role.

Karrie Kingsley, Director of Diversity, Access, and Equity and associate professor of clinical occupational therapy Associate Clinical Professor Karrie Kingsley has been named the first Director of Diversity, Access, and Equity of the USC Chan Division, according to an announcement made today by… Read more

Art for refugees
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Chelsea Rivera MA ’19, OTD ’20 (photo provided courtesy of Chelsea Rivera) Name Chelsea Rivera ’19, OTD ’20 Hometown New Orleans, Louisiana Residency site Art for Refugees in Transition (A.R.T.) Cartagena, Colombia Why did you decide to pursue your OTD? I’ve always wanted… Read more

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