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Award recognizes career-long dedication to the science and practice of sensory integration and processing.
January 1, 2019
Stefanie Bodison Assistant Professor of Research Stefanie Bodison ’92, MA ’93, OTD ’10 has been named the 2019 recipient of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation's A. Jean Ayres Award. The Ayres award recognizes commitment to research-related development or testing of occupational… Read more
How the 1998 article explained occupation-based practice to a generation of clinicians and students.
December 19, 2018
By Evan Nicholas MA ’19 Julie McLaughlin Gray (Photo by Hannah Benet) Julie McLaughlin Gray's now-familiar article, "Putting Occupation into Practice: Occupation as Ends, and Occupation as Means," turns 20 years old this year. During the past two decades, this seminal work has captured attention… Read more
Tips from an occupational therapist for a healthy, happy, holiday season.
December 13, 2018
By Tessa Milman Wondering how to manage stress this holiday season? Running out of time to recharge and relax? As a full-time working mother of two little ones, I know what it is like to have limited “me time.” If you are feeling pressed for time at this time of year, consider using your senses… Read more
Physical and occupational therapists are teaming up with physicians to provide personalize care for injury recovery, disease prevention and much more.
November 26, 2018
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Award recognizes Pitts' career-long expertise in, and advocacy for, mental and behavioral health.
November 14, 2018
Deborah Pitts PhD ’12, associate clinical professor of occupational therapy, has been selected as a 2019 inductee to the American Occupational Therapy Association's Roster of Fellows in recognition of her career work towards "sustaining the profession's mental, behavioral health capacities." The… Read more
Inaugural symposium of Trojans working on VR tools for health and rehab
October 3, 2018
By Mike McNulty Dominique Duncan, assistant professor of neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, explains a demonstration of her Virtual Brain Segmenter, a VR-based tool for correcting errors that are created during the MRI process. (Photo by Glenn Marzano) At the inaugural USC Virtual… Read more
October 2, 2018
Board of Councilors member Wayne Hinthorn, pictured in June 2018. (Photo by Glenn Marzano) Wayne L. Hinthorn went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on the morning of Sept. 27, 2018. Born July 25, 1928, in Canon City, Colo., Wayne was the second son of Clinton B. Hinthorn and… Read more
Alumna’s research expertise includes occupational perspectives on marginalized populations.
September 26, 2018
By Mike McNulty It’s been a decade since the September 2008 Wall Street bankruptcies that symbolically marked the start of America’s Great Recession. Yet while today’s jobless claims have fallen to once-in-a-generation lows, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 1.3 million Americans are… Read more
The new class will feature TED talk-style lectures with professors and Q&As.
August 29, 2018
By Andrea Klick / Daily Trojan Former USG Director of Wellness Affairs and alumna Marina Hrovat and Vice President Blake Ackerman attended the new wellness course during the first week of classes. (Kevin Fohrer | Daily Trojan) USC is piloting a one-unit course that aims to advise students on… Read more
The game — USC alum Gabriela Gomes’ MFA thesis project — is a multisensory experience created to help adults suffering from neurodegenerative diseases to relax and connect with their caregiver.
August 23, 2018
By Joanna Clay / USC News Multisensory video game Healing Spaces offers an immersive experience to help adults suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. (Screencap courtesy of Healing Spaces/Gabriela Gomes) Stein Duker pointed out that Healing Spaces is also unique in that it curates a whole… Read more