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Aziz-Zadeh awarded grant to fund stroke rehabilitation ⟩
July 8, 2010

Associations and Bodies Awards Faculty Research

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.

Spirit Intact, Soldier Reclaims His Life (source: NY Times) ⟩
July 7, 2010

Alumni Chan in the Media Clinical

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…

AOTA President Florence Clark ⟩
July 1, 2010

Associations and Bodies Faculty

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

Centennial Vision — Rehabilitation Research ⟩
July 1, 2010

Faculty 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).

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Adolescents ⟩
July 1, 2010

Alumni Chan in the Media Faculty Health and Wellness

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.

Occupational Therapy in High Definition ⟩
May 6, 2010

Associations and Bodies Conferences Faculty Lectures and Talks

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…

Food Selectivity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders ⟩
April 29, 2010

Autism Faculty Research

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. Bandini, L. G., Anderson, S. E., Curtin, C., Cermak, S. A., Evans, E. W.,…

Does Music in Speech Equal Empathy in Heart? ⟩
February 27, 2010

Chan in the Media Faculty Research

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…

Dr. Gelya Frank’s newly published book ⟩
February 23, 2010

Chan in the Media Faculty

Defying the Odds: The Tule River Tribe's Struggle for Sovereignty in Three Centuries: "An anthropologist and a legal scholar combine expertise in this innovative book, deploying the history of one California tribe — the Tule River Tribe — in a definitive study of indigenous sovereignty from…

Occupational Therapy featured on NPR: “Wanted: Men for Occupational Therapy Jobs” ⟩
January 29, 2010

Chan in the Media

"Unemployed males looking for a new career path could turn to occupational therapy. It's one of the many health-related jobs growing during the economic down turn. It's also a field traditionally dominated by women. Females make up 90 percent of workers and men 10 percent, and recruiting males into…

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