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Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Occupational Therapy Students and Alums Participate in “Celebrate Life with HOPE”

Each year, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles' Hematology-Oncology Psychosocial and Education (HOPE) Program holds their signature event, Celebrate Life with HOPE, to honor childhood cancer survivors and their families. This is one of the largest annual events of its kind and is filled with fun, food,… Read more

Healthy rush: Combat-weary veterans find adrenaline fix on the water

Current OTD student and alum, Janna Kuntz, is featured in this newpaper article. Healthy rush: Combat-weary veterans find adrenaline fix on the water, by Chelsi Moy of the Missoulian. Read more

Aziz-Zadeh awarded grant to fund stroke rehabilitation

The American Heart Association has awarded assistant professor Lisa Aziz-Zadeh a three-year $231,000 grant to understand how individuals with stroke process actions. Read more

Spirit Intact, Soldier Reclaims His Life (source: NY Times)

Article cites Capt. Sarah Mitsch - Class of 2001. Spirit Intact, Soldier Reclaims His Life In the nearly 15 months since losing his limbs, Specialist Marrocco has pushed past pain and exhaustion to learn to use his four prosthetics, though he can walk for only 15 minutes at a time. Credit Ruth… Read more

AOTA President Florence Clark

On July 1, 2010, Florence Clark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, became the 28th president of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Read more

Centennial Vision — Rehabilitation Research

Assistant Professor Trudy Mallinson co-authored Centennial Vision – Rehabilitation Research in the May/June 2010 issue of The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT). Read more

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Adolescents

Be sure to see Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Adolescents, written by alum Sarah Bream, in the June 28, 2010 issue of OT Practice. Read more

Occupational Therapy in High Definition

On May 1, 2010, Dr. Florence Clark delivered her Inaugural Presidential Address at the 90th Annual AOTA Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida. "Passionately and directly, Clark wasted no time focusing in on her message for the audience, encouraging students, scientists, educators, and… Read more

Food Selectivity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dr. Sharon Cermak and a team of experts explore food selectivity in children with autism spectrum disorders in recently published articles from the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and The Journal of Pediatrics. “Food Selectivity and Sensory Sensitivity in Children with Autism… Read more

Does Music in Speech Equal Empathy in Heart?

Professor Lisa Aziz-Zadeh is interviewed by USC News about her study on prosody and empathy. "A new study in the journal Public Library of Science ONE finds that people use the same brain regions to produce and understand intonation in speech. Many studies suggest that people learn by imitating… Read more

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