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2024

‘How do we build community?’ Western prof studies sites of social connection ⟩

Megan Stacey, in Western University (Canada) News | February 1, 2024
Western University's (Canada) Debbie Laliberte Rudman and USC Chan's Beccy Aldrich, professor of clinical occupational therapy, study “third places” — environments outside of home and work — and what they mean to those with unstable employment.
Community and Partners Faculty Health and Wellness Research

L.A. turns to occupational therapists to keep formerly homeless from returning to streets ⟩

Molly Castle Work, in Los Angeles Times | KFF Health News | January 22, 2024
Alum Julian Prado MA ’19, OTD ’20 is one of 10 Los Angeles County-employed occupational therapists assigned to homeless and formerly homeless clients, doing all they can to help keep their clients from returning to the streets. Deborah Pitts, professor of clinical occupational therapy, also comments on the interrelationships between occupation, cognition and function.
Alumni Community and Partners Faculty

2023

AI could help in the early diagnosis of autism, USC study finds ⟩

Leigh Hopper, in USC Today | December 20, 2023
Results indicate an “easy and novel” way to detect autism spectrum disorders, paving the way for tailored therapeutic approaches.
Artificial Intelligence Autism Research Technology

Boxing away the blues ⟩

Zane Hill, in Los Angeles Business Journal | September 18, 2023
Assistant Clinical Professor Marissa Marchioni on the effects of exercise routines, including boxing-based workouts, for increasing daily mental health.
Faculty Health and Wellness

Eco-grief is real — here’s what you can do about it ⟩

Nina Raffio, in USC Today | September 6, 2023
USC experts including Associate Clinical Professor Camille Dieterle discuss the profound effects of the climate crisis on human health and well-being.
Community and Partners Faculty Health and Wellness

The USC Peace Garden opens gates to the public ⟩

Terence Holton and Alia Noll, in USC Annenberg Media | September 5, 2023
With the help of USC Sustainability, the USC Peace Garden is hoping to immerse students in nature.
Community and Partners Faculty Health and Wellness

Easing sensory sensitivities in the clinic: Q&A with Leah Stein Duker ⟩

Calli McMurray, in Spectrum | June 30, 2023
Spectrum spoke with Leah Stein Duker — lead author of a new study published in JAMA Network Open earlier this month — about how simple modifications to the sensory environment can make health care experiences less fraught for autistic children with sensory sensitivities.
Autism Faculty Research

Pediatric occupational therapist details challenges, rewards of job ⟩

Ghadeer Ghloum, in Kuwait Times | June 27, 2023
Pediatric occupational therapist Eman Jaafer Abdullah took Kuwait Times on a journey to explore a day in her life that is almost never without surprises, as she spends most of her time in the company of children, which brings unexpected disruptions, such as getting injured while dealing with children with different abilities and special needs. Kuwait Times discovered the sacrifices that healthcare professionals make, alongside the great rewards that come from their work and life.
Alumni Autism Global Initiatives

USC trailblazer encourages others to live authentically ⟩

Ramon ‘Ray’ Delgado, in USC Today | June 20, 2023
Faculty member Karrie Kingsley, USC's associate chief inclusion and diversity officer for faculty and staff success, hopes to create a safe environment and serve as a role model for students who struggle with their gender identity.
Diversity, Access, Equity Faculty

Preterm Infant Feeding with Bobbi Pineda, Carolyn Ibrahim, & Molly Grabill ⟩

AJOT Authors & Issues, in YouTube | June 17, 2023
This session of AJOT Authors & Issues features guests Dr. Bobbi Pineda, Carolyn Ibrahim, & Molly Grabill. In this session we discuss their article entitled "The Prevalence of Early Feeding Alterations in Preterm Infants and their Relationship to Early Neurobehavior" published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy Volume 77, Issue 3.
Faculty Lectures and Talks Research

Skin-to-skin contact significantly reduces death rates for premature babies ⟩

Sabrina Malhi, in The Washington Post | June 7, 2023
Associate Professor Bobbi Pineda comments on a new BMJ Global Health article showing that early implementation of a type of skin-to-skin contact called kangaroo mother care appears to significantly improve the odds of survival for premature or low-birth-weight babies.
Clinical Faculty Health and Wellness Research

International study shows link between brain age and stroke outcomes ⟩

Sidney Taiko Sheehan, in Keck School of Medicine of USC | April 6, 2023
A USC-led team of researchers find that brain age, a neuroimaging-based assessment of global brain health, may play a role in post-stroke outcomes and could potentially help identify people at risk for poorer outcomes.
Chan in the Media Faculty Research Technology

The Nature of Dangerous Construction Work is Radically Changing ⟩

Matilda Bathurst, in USC Viterbi School of Engineering | March 13, 2023
A new study spearheaded by the USC Sonny Astani Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering shows how on-site construction can go remote.
Community and Partners Faculty Research Technology

Spring cleaning simplified ⟩

Robert Lerose, in Momentum | Spring 2023
Tips for straightening up and getting organized while keeping your MS in check.
Health and Wellness Lifestyle Redesign

NSF Grant to Make Coding More Accessible for Persons with Physical Disabilities ⟩

Caitlin Dawson, in USC Viterbi School of Engineering News | February 9, 2023
A USC-led multidisciplinary team, including Associate Professor Sook-Lei Liew, aims to create inclusive coding technology for persons with physical disabilities.
Community and Partners Faculty Research Technology

2022

Are brain implants the future of computing? ⟩

The Economist, in YouTube | December 15, 2022
Imagine brain implants that let you control devices by thought alone — or let computers read your mind. It’s early days, but research into this technology — including that of Associate Professor Sook-Lei Liew — is well under way.
Research Technology

Occupational Therapy in Assisted Living Facilities: What You Need to Know ⟩

Melissa Lee, in aplaceformom.com | December 3, 2022
Rob Russow explains how occupational therapists working in assisted living facilities can help loved ones feel empowered through personal skill development, such as learning to stand up from a chair by themselves with an assistive device or relearning how to hold knitting needles.
Health and Wellness

Student muralists spruce up Peace Garden near University Park Campus ⟩

Grayson Schmidt, in USC Today | November 21, 2022
Just a few blocks northeast of the University Park Campus, a 120-year-old house, once boarded up, now shines with freshly painted murals that bring a little vibrancy to Trojans’ commute with a simple greeting that adorns the mural’s bottom-left corner: “Welcome to the Peace Garden.”
Community and Partners Health and Wellness

Building TRUST and Sharing Expertise: Stakeholders Working Together Conference Will Take Place on November 4 & 5, 2022 with vFairs as Technology Partner ⟩

Syeda Hamna Hassan, in vfairs.com | November 1, 2022
The University of Southern California Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy will host the Building TRUST and Sharing Expertise: Stakeholders Working Together Conference on the 4th & 5th of November, 2022. The conference will bring together autistic self-advocates, families and caregivers, researchers, and clinicians to discuss the importance of stakeholder engagement in autism research and sensory processing. The virtual event is free to attend, and anyone who is interested in learning more about sensory processing, autism and stakeholder engagement can register here.
Autism Community and Partners Conferences Events Research

Peace garden brings community greenery ⟩

Erin Walton, in Daily Trojan | September 29, 2022
University members are working to spruce up a small plot of land near Shrine Auditorium, gathering weekly to garden and host wellness events through the University Park Peace Garden. Camille Dieterle, associate professor of clinical occupational therapy, leads the Garden Project, which is funded by the USC Chan School of Occupational Therapy ReSPONs grant.
Community and Partners Faculty Health and Wellness

Sensory Processing in Infants: A Conversation with Dr. Grace Baranek ⟩

The Real Spectrum | August 9, 2022
Q&A with Associate Dean and Chair Dr. Grace Baranek and The Real Spectrum, a blog written from the sibling’s perspective on the autistic brain.
Autism Faculty Research

From Student to Patient: How Keck Medicine of USC Brought Me Back to Life ⟩

Morgan Stephens, in Trojan Family Magazine | July 25, 2022
USC’s Post-COVID clinic guided this USC alumna on her journey back to health.
Clinical Faculty Pandemic

Improve Your Grip Strength ⟩

Janet Lee, in Consumer Reports | July 17, 2022
These tips can help you handle a variety of everyday chores and activities.
Faculty Health and Wellness

Occupational Therapist Assists With Daily Do’s ⟩

Andy Lippman, in South Pasadena Review | July 15, 2022
Advice from Ashley Halle help one South Pasadena reporter solve everyday post-pandemic problems.
Community and Partners Faculty Health and Wellness

DDI on Autism featuring Grace Baranek and Claire Chen ⟩

DDI on Autism hosted by Dr. Michael Romas, in 103.9FM LI News Radio | JVC Broadcasting | July 2, 2022
Associate Dean and Chair Grace Baranek and alumna Claire Chen PhD ’21, postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University’s Offord Centre for Child Studies, discuss their research on the detection of early markers of autism and their potential for increasing access and timeliness to early intervention services.
Autism Faculty Podcasts

Major expansion of open-source neuroimaging data set to boost stroke recovery research ⟩

Sidney Taiko Sheehan, in Keck School News | June 27, 2022
A USC-led team of researchers releases expanded data set of brain scans from stroke patients with more than four times the data in the hopes of speeding up large-scale stroke recovery research.
Community and Partners Faculty Research Technology

Students From the Chan Division at USC Join GenSpace Team ⟩

Wallis Annenberg GenSpace | June 9, 2022
Students from the Chan Division join the Wallis Annenberg GenSpace team in Koreatown to provide their expertise and insight to advance GenSpace’s mission of creating a space where older adults can thrive.
Community and Partners Health and Wellness Students

Meet the Occupational Therapy Students Leading the Summer OT Workshops ⟩

USC Emeriti Center | June 8, 2022
Over the course of the summer, occupational therapy students and the Emeriti Center will be hosting four informative workshops focused on hygiene, brain health, diet and physical activity, and home safety. Meet the four USC Chan students leading these sessions.
Community and Partners Health and Wellness Lectures and Talks Students

Got long Covid? Seniors should prepare to go slow ⟩

Judith Graham, in CNN Health | May 26, 2022
Faculty member Jamie Wilcox is quoted in an article about older adults' increased likeliness to experience various symptoms linked to long Covid.
Clinical Faculty Pandemic

Salutatorian Shreya Daniel looks to do it all after graduation ⟩

Grayson Schmidt, in USC Today | May 10, 2022
Medical school is next for the USC Dornsife soon-to-be graduate, who, along with a side hustle that has so far raised nearly $15,000 for charity, worked in Grace Baranek's Innovations in Neurodevelopment and Sensory Processing Research Lab.
Awards Students

Hybrid work can be healthy at home and the office ⟩

Michael Precker, in American Heart Association News | April 27, 2022
Shawn Roll discusses the health tradeoffs of hybrid work arrangements.
Health and Wellness Pandemic

Plant care and self care: How students are finding botanical calm amidst college chaos ⟩

Chloe Rose Lewis, Mia Brower, Michael Fiumefreddo, Liza Monasebian, India Otto and Samuel Reno, in USC Annenberg Media | April 26, 2022
To help navigate the stresses and responsibilities, cultivating house plants can help students feel less overwhelmed. Camille Dieterle weighs in on the environment's impact upon mood and occupations.
Health and Wellness Students

Community explores ways to manage climate anxiety ⟩

Bianca Arzán-Montañez, in Daily Trojan | April 20, 2022
As the university celebrates Earth Week, students, staff and faculty look for ways to deal with climate anxiety. To facilitate productive coping in response, Dr. Camille Dieterle collaborated on a workshop titled "Finding Calm in the Storm: A Workshop on Climate Anxiety and Love for Our Planet."
Events Health and Wellness Lectures and Talks

Possible new ASD screening method found ⟩

Angie Mendoza, in Daily Trojan | March 30, 2022
The Daily Trojan recaps the Mar. 2 article published in Child Development by the insp!re lab research team led by Grace Baranek and John Sideris.
Autism Faculty Research Students

Art or Science? Dance or Math? USC Students Can — and Do — Choose Both ⟩

Emily Hsu, in USC Today | February 14, 2022
Master’s student Claire Needham’s years of training in classical ballet gave her an outlet for stress as she completed her neuroscience degree in 2021 at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. She also minored in dance at the USC Kaufman School of Dance. She says her studies in dance and neuroscience also gave her insight into the links between the two fields.
Students

2021

Wonderkids’ Online Success Continues in Fall 2021 ⟩

Jessica Stellmann & Emma Case, in USC Dornsife Joint Educational Project | December 6, 2021
The Joint Educational Project’s after-school WonderKids Program just concluded another successful semester of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) career-based learning, including Occupational Therapy Week led by Assistant Clinical Professor Kate Crowley.
Academics and Courses Community and Partners Students

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus ⟩

Hydrocephalus Association | November 30, 2021
Assoc. Clinical Prof. John Margetis features in this preview of a video webinar hosted by the Hydrocephalus Association.
Associations and Bodies Clinical Faculty Lectures and Talks

Major Mondays: Occupational Therapy ⟩

Jamie Black, in USC Undergraduate Admissions Blog | November 1, 2021
The Bachelor’s to Doctorate (BS-OTD) in Occupational Therapy major is housed in the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. This major is open to incoming freshmen pursuing a career in occupational therapy. This accelerated program allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree and doctorate degree in occupational therapy in just 6 years.
Academics and Courses Students

A Conversation with Allison Phillips, Occupational Therapist ⟩

The Hamilton Review [Spotify] | October 19, 2021
Join us for the latest episode of The Hamilton Review Podcast! In this conversation, Dr. Bob Hamilton sits down with Allison Phillips, a Los Angeles-based occupational therapist. Parents, this is a must-listen conversation that will answer questions and ease the fears that many parents of young children may deal with. Enjoy this great conversation and share with a friend!
Autism Clinical Faculty Podcasts

AOTA’s Everyday Evidence podcast: Best practices for adults with Multiple Sclerosis featuring Dr. Rebecca Cunningham and Dr. Ashley Uyeshiro ⟩

American Occupational Therapy Association | October 6, 2021
Dr. Cunningham and Dr. Uyeshiro discuss their work in the University of Southern California Multiple Sclerosis clinic and their contributions to an AOTA systematic review — "Interventions within the scope of occupational therapy practice affecting instrumental activities of daily living (IADLS) for adults with Multiple Sclerosis." They share personal knowledge gained from lived experiences working with clients who have MS, students learning to think like OT practitioners, and with the Lifestyle Redesign approach to treatment.
Clinical Faculty Lifestyle Redesign Podcasts

USC has made it easier than ever to celebrate all of your unique identities ⟩

Gustavo Solis, in USC Today | September 10, 2021
The university offers more resources to students who identify as Black, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQ+, undocumented, first generation and transfer, as well as their allies.
Academics and Courses Diversity, Access, Equity Health and Wellness Students

‘Doing your best at each opportunity offered often opens up new doors for even more opportunities’ ⟩

Stefano Sandrone, in Imperial College London NeurOn Topic: Learning and Teaching | August 9, 2021
Imperial College London's NeurOn Topic blog interviews USC Chan faculty member Sook-Lei Liew.
Faculty Technology

Krank durchs Homeoffice [Home office sickness] ⟩

Felicitas Witte, in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung [Frankfurt General Newspaper] | July 26, 2021
Ob Rücken oder Seele – das Arbeiten im Homeoffice hat manche Bürokrankheit verschlimmert. Doch es gibt Auswege. Hier einige Tipps zur Vorbeugung. [Whether you're back to the workplace or only back in spirit, working from the home office has aggravated a number of health conditions. But keeping healthy at home is still possible, with some of these prevention tips.]
Health and Wellness Pandemic

COVID-19 outpatient care case application ⟩

AOTA's Everyday Evidence Podcast | July 21, 2021
In episode two of our three-part Covid-19 case application series we speak with the lead clinician at USC’s Keck medical center, Jamie Wilcox. She shares how she and her colleagues consulted, used, and developed evidence-based approaches to address client care during the Covid-19 pandemic, and summarize a case study she co-authored outlining the process for providing occupational therapy services to a client with Covid-19 in the outpatient setting.
Clinical Faculty Pandemic Podcasts

COVID-19 critical care case application ⟩

AOTA's Everyday Evidence Podcast | July 19, 2021
What have two frontline OT practitioners learned during the COVID-19 pandemic? In the first episode of our three-part “COVID-19 Case Applications” series, Jamie Wilcox, OTD, OTR/L, and John Margetis, OTD, OTR/L, share their experiences as occupational therapists in a critical care setting during the pandemic. This series of #AOTApodcast episodes will focus on the COVID-19 case applications published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Clinical Faculty Pandemic Podcasts

Voices Unheard: Addressing the Lack of AAPI Mental Health Providers in America ⟩

Trevor San Antonio, in Channel Kindness | May 21, 2021
USC Chan OTD resident Trevor San Antonio MA ’20, OTD ’21 examines the need for culturally competent care by — and for — Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.
Clinical Diversity, Access, Equity Pandemic Students

Graduating senior Claire Needham learns how to combine body and mind at USC ⟩

Margaret Crable, in USC Dornsife News | May 17, 2021
A lifelong ballet dancer, Needham found a new passion for neuroscience at USC Dornsife — and a career path that lets her combine both interests.
Academics and Courses Students

USC community copes with health struggles caused by the pandemic ⟩

Helen Nguyen, in Daily Trojan | April 28, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has completely reconstructed how we go about our lives. From the way we live and socialize with others to the way we learn, the pandemic has forced us to adapt to a new virtual environment. As universities like USC continue to adapt to both teaching and learning online, a huge toll weighs on the physical health of everyone involved.
Health and Wellness Pandemic Students

A Safe Space in the Dental Clinic ⟩

NIDCR Science News | March 23, 2021
Multidisciplinary teams create soothing dental environments for children with autism.
Autism Research

Thought Control: Keeping Your Brain Sharp With RRMS ⟩

Sarah Ellis, in healthcentral.com | February 26, 2021
Asst. Clinical Professor Rebecca Cunningham gives tips for maintaining occupation-based cognitive function with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
Clinical Health and Wellness Lifestyle Redesign

USC alumna gives fresh take on classic cinema ⟩

Catherine Orihuela, in Daily Trojan | February 10, 2021
USC alumna Kennedy Reed discovered her interest in filmmaking as a child. But it wasn’t until college — and the “Creativity Workshop” occupational therapy course taught by USC Chan faculty member Kim Eggleston — that her passion for classic cinema would take root through the creation of her digital platform, Gold Souls.
Academics and Courses Diversity, Access, Equity Students

2020

Survey reveals all the ways remote work is ruining the health of Americans ⟩

John Anderer, in The Ladders | December 10, 2020
A new survey, co-conducted by USC Chan Professor Shawn Roll, of nearly 1,000 people reports more than 64 percent of working Americans have developed new physical health problems while working from home during the pandemic, and nearly 75 percent are dealing with at least one new mental health issue.
Health and Wellness Pandemic Research

10 Ways an OT Can Help With MS Independence ⟩

Lara DeSanto, in HealthCentral | December 8, 2020
As the name suggests, an occupational therapist (OT) can help make doing your job easier, but they do a heck of a lot more. An OT can play a major role on your healthcare team when you have multiple sclerosis (MS).
Faculty Health and Wellness Lifestyle Redesign

Bid Beau goodbye, round of a-paws for Rumi ⟩

Kelly Sadikun, in Daily Trojan | November 11, 2020
As USC says goodbye to retiring therapy dog Beau Tirebiter and welcomes his replacement, Rumi Tirebiter, USC Chan alumna Alisa Kim MA ’17, OTD ’19 highlights her qualitative research on the impact of a full-time facility dog for the specific needs of college student populations.
Health and Wellness Students

Studio-Backed Research Team Works on Test Film to Try COVID-19 Safety Protocols ⟩

Carolyn Giardina, in The Hollywood Reporter | September 3, 2020
With the help of alumna Catherine Shin, filmmakers behind the Entertainment Technology Center at USC short Ripple Effect tested "SafetyViz" and other new protocols with an eye toward enabling a safe return to production amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Health and Wellness Pandemic

The Help Group — USC Occupational Science Initiative develops virtual supports for students, families and teachers ⟩

The Help Group | August 21, 2020
The Help Group and USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy are collaborating on an exciting new project that will benefit our students, teachers, and families while providing an educational training experience for USC graduate students.
Academics and Courses Community and Partners Pandemic

It’s time for a lifestyle redesign ⟩

Giovanni Moujaes, in Medium.com | August 16, 2020
Former OS minor student Giovanni Moujaes shows how improving our mental health starts with acknowledging there’s work to be done.
Alumni Health and Wellness Lifestyle Redesign Pandemic

For nursing home residents, COVID-19 sparks an epidemic of loneliness ⟩

Elissa Lee, in USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism | August 13, 2020
People in nursing homes have been hit especially hard by the coronavirus. More than 40% of COVID-19 deaths nationwide have been linked to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. But the pandemic has also taken a less obvious toll on residents by increasing the loneliness and isolation of people who were already largely invisible in our society.
Health and Wellness Pandemic

“A Father-Daughter Duo Walks into a Bar . . .” ⟩

May Zeng, Heidi Carreon and Mick Trinidad, in The Rafu Shimpo: Los Angeles Japanese Daily News | June 16, 2020
The Tahara family — including Jill Tahara MA ’15, OTD ’16 — celebrates Father’s Day at their Little Tokyo restaurants.
Alumni

From pain and intimidation to purpose and belonging: One first-gen student’s path to USC Dornsife ⟩

Susan Bell, in USC Dornsife News & Events | April 13, 2020
As a teenager, Jasmin Sanchez suffered a painful medical emergency that taught her to stand up for herself. Now the first-generation college student is a USC Dornsife undergrad determined to advocate for others.
Academics and Courses Diversity, Access, Equity Students

2019

USC Study Shows Occupational Therapy Helps Diabetes Patients Make Lifestyle Changes that Can Prevent Serious Health Complications ⟩

Paul Karon, in Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute | November 8, 2019
The pilot study is the first to be completed under a novel academic-government collaboration between the SC CTSI, the UCLA CTSI, and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Associations and Bodies Community and Partners Faculty Lifestyle Redesign Research

Optimism could lead to a healthier heart ⟩

Luke Scorziell, Paloma Chavez, Vincent Leo, and Awo Jama, in USC Annenberg Media | October 1, 2019
Chantelle Rice Collins comments on an analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association which found optimism to be associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular events.
Health and Wellness Research

Column: Gentrification opened a rift between an L.A. church and a children’s center. Can they both survive? ⟩

Nita Lelyveld, in Los Angeles Times | August 30, 2019
Growing pressures from gentrification are affecting neighborhood institutions across Los Angeles — such as Atwater Park Baptist Church, which was founded in 1923, and Atwater Park Center, an early childhood intervention program started by church members in 1968 where USC Chan faculty member Kate Crowley offers occupational therapy consultations — learning to give-and-take in the face of current sociocultural and economic changes.
Community and Partners Faculty Health and Wellness

TEDxAlmansorPark — Occupational Therapy and Neuroplasticity After Brain Injury ⟩

Shawn Phipps, PhD, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, in TEDx Talks | May 29, 2019
Shawn Phipps, PhD, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA tells the inspirational story of the challenges and triumphs of a patient who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury from a motor vehicle accident.
Alumni Clinical Lectures and Talks

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder make up 12% of disabled student population at El Camino College ⟩

Rosemary Montalvo, in El Camino College — The Union | May 29, 2019
The type of assistance that is needed by students with autism varies from person to person and depends on the proactiveness of the student to request accommodations, but sometimes, schools fail to meet every accommodation needed by some students, Tracy Jalaba an assistant professor of clinical occupational therapy at USC told The Union.
Autism Clinical Diversity, Access, Equity Faculty

How to Choose a Bicycle When You Have Ankylosing Spondylitis ⟩

Quinn Phillips, in everydayhealth.com | May 21, 2019
It’s important to consider both your physical needs and how you plan to use your bike.
Faculty Health and Wellness

Obtiene la maestría en USC con el apoyo de la Iniciativa Vecinal para niños del sur Los Ángeles ⟩

Araceli Martínez Ortega, in La Opinión | May 7, 2019
Viviana Padilla inició sus esfuerzos escolares de la mano de su padre hace 17 años; el ya no vivió para verla terminar sus estudios / Viviana Padilla began her scholastic efforts with the guidance of her father 17 years ago; He did not live to see her finish her studies
Academics and Courses Alumni Community and Partners Diversity, Access, Equity

Is there a link between gut bacteria and autism? A first-of-its-kind study investigates ⟩

Mike McNulty, in USC Today | May 2, 2019
Backed by a Department of Defense grant, USC and UCLA researchers will explore gastrointestinal bacteria’s potential role in children with autism spectrum disorder.
Autism Awards Community and Partners Research

How intelligent workstations will use AI to improve health and happiness ⟩

Jamie Wetherbe, in USC Today | April 25, 2019
Do you want to be warm or cold? Is it time to stand rather than sit? An interdisciplinary team — made up of designers and USC professors — is using AI to create tech-savvy desks with health and well-being in mind.
Artificial Intelligence Associations and Bodies Awards Community and Partners Health and Wellness Research Technology

Championing High-Quality Care: Integrating Assessments Into Occupational Therapy Acute Care Practice ⟩

Stephanie Tsai and Elyse Peterson, in OT Practice | March 21, 2019
Clinical Faculty

Reading, Writing, and Resilience ⟩

Terry Nguyen, in The Chronicle of Higher Education | February 26, 2019
In the face of a student mental-health crisis, a few colleges are putting wellness into the curriculum
Academics and Courses Health and Wellness Students

New course on thriving at USC and beyond earns rave reviews ⟩

Eric Lindberg, in USC Today | February 14, 2019
In a low-stress class geared toward incoming freshmen, students develop skills to lead balanced and fulfilling lives
Academics and Courses Community and Partners Health and Wellness Students

2018

Improving the health of L.A. County’s rural Latinos ⟩

Ana Beatriz Cholo, in USC Today | September 7, 2018
By teaming with community health workers, the 16-week study ¡Vivir Mi Vida! connects underserved with lifestyle-based occupational therapy.
Community and Partners Faculty Health and Wellness Lifestyle Redesign

Group Helps Get Kids With Autism Get Through Dental Visits ⟩

KCBS2-TV/KCAL9-TV | June 8, 2018
Research study changes exam room to be more friendly for children on autism spectrum
Autism Health and Wellness Research

How Virtual Avatars Help Stroke Patients Improve Motor Function ⟩

S. C. Stuart, in PCMag.com | March 8, 2018
At USC, Dr. Sook-Lei Liew is testing whether watching a virtual avatar that moves in response to brain commands can activate portions of the brain damaged by stroke
Faculty Research Technology

Shared database of brain images aims to boost stroke patients’ recovery ⟩

Zara Greenbaum, in USC Today | February 21, 2018
Brain scans from stroke patients are being downloaded by researchers around the world to predict the most efficient therapies
Associations and Bodies Community and Partners Research Technology

Occupational therapy can improve health of young adults with diabetes, USC study shows ⟩

Mike McNulty, in USC Today | February 1, 2018
Research participants who completed the program improve their quality of life and good health habits
Community and Partners Diversity, Access, Equity Health and Wellness Research

2017

App will be created to increase physical activity of older adults ⟩

Maya Zaleski, in Daily Trojan | October 27, 2017
The occupational therapy program at USC is in the process of improving the lives and health of older adults.
Associations and Bodies Awards Health and Wellness Research Technology

New smartphone app developed at USC aims to support fitness among older adults ⟩

Mike McNulty, in USC Today | October 24, 2017
Designed to boost physical activity, the app is seen as a key step to advancing mobile health technology
Associations and Bodies Awards Health and Wellness Research Technology

VR could trick stroke victims’ brains toward recovery ⟩

Abrar Al-Heeti, in CNET | October 15, 2017
Researchers at the University of Southern California are examining how virtual reality could promote brain plasticity and recovery
Health and Wellness Research Technology

REINVENT: Leveraging Virtual Reality and Neurofeedback to Help With Motor Rehabilitation ⟩

IEEE Xplore | August 16, 2017
Suffering a stroke instantly changes a life, and it’s even more challenging when complications such as motor impairment occur. Researchers with backgrounds in neural plasticity and mixed realities recently came together to develop a low-cost, virtual reality motor rehabilitation solution, and early results look promising.
Health and Wellness Research Technology

Occupational Therapy Helps Young Adults With Diabetes ⟩

Miriam E. Tucker, in Medscape | June 21, 2017
An occupational therapy intervention can help improve HbA1c and improve quality of life in young adults with diabetes, new research finds.
Associations and Bodies Faculty Health and Wellness Lectures and Talks Research

Using virtual reality — and mom’s sewing machine — for stroke rehab ⟩

Katharine Gammon, in USC Today | June 12, 2017
Sook-Lei Liew builds a prototype with a laptop, an off-the-shelf VR rig, a $9 swim cap and a brain-computer interface system
Faculty Health and Wellness Research Technology

Baby Driver, Mr. Roosevelt top SXSW audience award winners ⟩

Nick Romano, in Entertainment Weekly | March 18, 2017
Awards Research

As The World Of VR Descends On SXSW, Here Are Six Must-See Experiences ⟩

Seth Porges, in Forbes | March 8, 2017
Research Technology

2016

Neuroimaging helps reveal brain-body links in autism research ⟩

Mike McNulty, in USC Today | April 26, 2016
Researcher uses state-of-the-art techniques to assess the brain’s ability to turn sensory information into a motor response
Autism Awards Faculty Research Technology

Can virtual reality neurofeedback help stroke survivors recover? ⟩

John Hobbs, in USC Today | February 1, 2016
USC researcher Sook-Lei Liew receives American Heart Association Innovative Research Grant to find out
Associations and Bodies Awards Faculty Health and Wellness Research Technology

Can pictures prevent carpal tunnel syndrome? ⟩

Breanne Grady, in USC Today | January 21, 2016
Using sonographic imaging, a USC professor seeks to detect the earliest signs of the disorder
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2015

Beth Pyatak Is A Type 1 Diabetes Researcher, D-Wife And New D-Mom… ⟩

Arden's Day and The Juicebox Podcast | September 29, 2015
Beth Pyatak has perspective times three. She is a diabetes researcher, married to a man who has type 1 and the mother of a little boy who was recently diagnosed.
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National Safety Month calls for an ounce of prevention ⟩

Mike McNulty, in USC News | June 25, 2015
USC gerontologist recommends easy fixes that can increase in-home safety.
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Can researchers enhance the dental experience for children with autism? ⟩

Mike McNulty, in USC News | June 15, 2015
Record-setting grant will help USC division study sensory stimuli that lessen a child’s anxiety during oral care
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2014

Hong Kong Tops List of Foreign Donors to U.S. Schools ⟩

Jason Chow, in The Wall Street Journal | September 22, 2014
Chan Brothers' Gifts Latest Examples of Generosity from 'New York of Asia.'
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Hong Kong’s tycoon philanthropist Ronnie Chan ⟩

Juliana Liu, in BBC News | September 19, 2014
[Mr Chan] is also making another donation, this time to the tune of $20m, to the University of Southern California, where he received a master's degree in business administration in 1976.
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Chan Family Makes Another U.S. University Donation — Hong Kong Billionaire Ronnie Chan to Donate $20 million to University of Southern California ⟩

Jason Chow, in The Wall Street Journal | September 18, 2014
Hong Kong Billionaire Ronnie Chan to Donate $20 million to University of Southern California
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Chan family gift creates first named, endowed occupational therapy program in nation ⟩

Jessica Raymond, in USC News | September 17, 2014
The $20 million gift establishes an occupational therapy initiative in China and Florence Clark is installed as first holder of Mrs. T.H. Chan Professorship
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Self-care among Latinos with diabetes studied ⟩

Paul Karon, in USC News | September 11, 2014
Elizabeth Pyatak seeks ways to make health an everyday habit for teens and young adults
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An alumna banks on surfing’s power to heal traumatized veterans ⟩

Christina Schweighofer, in USC News | August 13, 2014
The feat of standing up on 
a board and riding a wave may empower people to overcome mental, emotional or physical challenges
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Children with autism dread the dentist, but USC research may help ⟩

Rob Russow, in USC News | April 25, 2014
Sharon Cermak wants to make the experience more kid-friendly
Autism Health and Wellness Research

2013

Keep your friends close, but . . . ⟩

Robert Perkins, in USC News | October 16, 2013
Counterintuitive findings from a new USC study show that the part of the brain that is associated with empathizing with the pain of others is activated more strongly by watching the suffering of hateful people as opposed to likable people.
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USC study charts exercise for stroke patients’ brains ⟩

Robert Perkins, in USC News | June 11, 2013
A new study has found that stroke patients’ brains show strong cortical motor activity when observing others performing physical tasks — a finding that offers new insight into stroke rehabilitation.
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Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy kicks off $6 million initiative ⟩

Mike McNulty, in USC News | April 29, 2013
The USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy officially announced its entry into The Campaign for the University of Southern California on April 27 before a capacity crowd of more than 400 Trojans at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront ballroom.
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Learn to be more understanding by watching The Bachelor (this season, anyway) ⟩

Robert Perkins, in USC News | January 23, 2013
A new USC study has found evidence suggesting that the brain works hard to understand those who have different bodies when watching them in action.
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2012

USC Occupational Therapy celebrates 70 years of service ⟩

Mike McNulty, in USC News | November 26, 2012
A crowd of more than 100 Trojans gathered at the Pasadena Hilton in October to commemorate the 1942 installation of occupational therapy at USC.
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Do you like me now? ⟩

Suzanne Wu, in USC News | October 5, 2012
Whether you like someone can affect how your brain processes their actions, according to new research from the Brain and Creativity Institute at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Research

Trojan gets firsthand look at nation’s defense systems ⟩

Mike McNulty, in USC News | August 30, 2012
Clark joined other leaders from industry, media, entertainment, health care, nonprofit and public sectors, as well as academia, to get a firsthand look at the inner workings of operations across all five branches of the military.
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USC-led study analyzes fall rates among short-stay nursing home patients ⟩

Mike McNulty, in USC News | May 31, 2012
One in five short-stay nursing home patients sustains a fall after their admission, and certified nursing assistant (CNA) staffing is associated with decreased fall risk, according to a study led by USC researcher Natalie Leland.
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Florence Clark shines in national spotlight ⟩

Mike McNulty, in USC News | May 1, 2012
Florence Clark PhD ’82, associate dean of the USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, reaffirmed the university’s long-standing history of leadership in the profession of occupational therapy at the 92nd annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) held April 26-29 in Indianapolis, Ind.
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Autism symposium highlighted by personal experiences ⟩

Mike McNulty, in USC News | March 16, 2012
Speakers shared their innovative research, clinical practices or personal perspectives during “Autism in Everyday Life: Interdisciplinary Research Perspectives at USC.”
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Scientists search for source of creativity ⟩

Robert Perkins, in USC News | March 5, 2012
USC researchers are working to pin down the exact source of creativity in the brain and have found that the left hemisphere of your brain, thought to be the logic and math portion, actually plays a critical role in creative thinking.
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Professional Help: 5 Tips for Senior Citizens on Simple, Healthy Living ⟩

Hans Villarica, in The Atlantic | February 10, 2012
When it comes to their well-being, older adults shouldn't act like victims to aging. They should be active — physically, socially, and spiritually.
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Expert lectures on multisensory integration ⟩

Kimberly Perring, in USC News | January 23, 2012
The USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and the university’s Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute (ZNI) co-hosted Mark T. Wallace, director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, at a Jan. 13 seminar focusing on his most recent research on sensory and multisensory integration in autism.
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2011

Five Scholars Join Faculty at Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy ⟩

Alix Sleight, in USC News | October 19, 2011
The USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has appointed five new members to junior tenure-track faculty positions, bolstering its profile both in occupational science research and in occupational therapy clinical evidence expertise.
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Grant Awarded to Study Dental Environments ⟩

Vivian Tang, in USC News | October 12, 2011
A two-year grant of $531,376 has been awarded to the USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
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Occupational Therapy Holds First White Coat Ceremony ⟩

Kimberly Perring, in USC News | September 1, 2011
The Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy hosted its inaugural White Coat Ceremony at the Pappas Quad on USC’s Health Science campus on Aug. 26.
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Strategies to Help Manage Diabetes ⟩

Robert Perkins, in USC News | July 25, 2011
A scientist at USC is filling a critical gap in knowledge and care by developing strategies for coping with diabetes that are targeted specifically at young adults.
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USC Researchers Explore the Source of Empathy in the Brain ⟩

Robert Perkins, in USC News | July 18, 2011
According to a new study from USC, even failing to possess a full complement of limbs will not stop your brain from understanding what it is like for someone else to experience pain in one of them. It may, however, change the way your brain does so.
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Active Life Helps Prevent Health Decline in Seniors ⟩

Robert Perkins, in USC News | June 8, 2011
Small, healthy lifestyle changes and involvement in meaningful activities — going beyond just diet and exercise — are critical to healthy aging, according to a new USC study.
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Picture Your Relationship to the Boss ⟩

Suzanne Wu, in USC News | February 16, 2011
A study in PLoS ONE by researchers from the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC and Peking University in Beijing examines how white Americans and Chinese people in China respond to pictures of their boss, suggesting cultural differences in our responses to authority figures.
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2010

Occupational Therapy Shows Support on Veterans Day ⟩

Austen Taylor, in USC News | November 23, 2010
In appreciation of USC’s military community, more than 100 veterans and supporters gathered at the University Club Nov. 11 to celebrate Veterans Day.
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Brain Finds Gestures Not So Familiar ⟩

Carl Marziali, in USC News | September 29, 2010
New research suggests that the brain uses deliberate thought to respond even to familiar gestures.
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No Rest for the Narcissist ⟩

Carl Marziali, in USC News | September 17, 2010
Narcissists spend their resting time deep in thought, a new imaging study shows, though such reflection likely revolves entirely around the thinker.
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Sing-Song Speakers and Measures of Empathy ⟩

Allison Bond, in USC News | August 11, 2010
Unless you’re a robot, your speech has a musical quality to it. This pitch-and-rhythm variation, known as prosody, conveys emotion. A new study suggests that people whose speech is most sing-songy may have a stronger ability to empathize with others.
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2009

Clark named president of Occupational Therapy Assn. ⟩

Faryl Reingold, in USC News | March 27, 2009
Professor Florence A. Clark, associate dean and chair of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, a division of the USC School of Dentistry, has been elected president-elect of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
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Florence Clark Elected to New Post ⟩

Faryl Reingold, in USC News | March 13, 2009
Professor Florence A. Clark, associate dean and chair of the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the USC School of Dentistry, has been elected president-elect of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
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2008

There Are Ways to Deal With Pressure ⟩

Beth Newcomb, in USC News | September 15, 2008
Stressful classes, small apartments shared with strangers and abundant dorm food are just some of the factors that can jeopardize the well-being of university students, from freshmen new to college life to graduate students just weeks away from a Ph.D.
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USC study analyzes use of therapy dogs for rehabilitation of autistic patients ⟩

Beth Newcomb, in USC News | July 11, 2008
Solomon, research assistant professor in USC’s Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, is investigating the social benefits of therapy animals for autistic children.
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New seminar series focuses on rehabilitation science ⟩

Beth Newcomb, in USC News | May 2, 2008
Even though rehabilitation still provides a similar degree of improvement compared to decades past, patients are entering — and exiting — rehab in comparatively worse shape, said Kenneth Ottenbacher on March 28 during the first monthly Rehabilitation Science Seminar.
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2007

USC occupational therapy experts caution against unhealthful habits ⟩

Meghan Lewit, in USC News | November 30, 2007
The average full-time worker spends approximately 25 percent of his or her time in the office, much of which is spent being sedentary, said Carlin Daley, an occupational therapist in USC’s division of Career and Protective Services.
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Lifelike Sculptures Shape 65th Anniversary ⟩

Veronica Jauriqui, in USC News | November 28, 2007
The division found an intriguing way to commemorate its milestone via a unique collaboration with acclaimed American sculptor J. Seward Johnson.
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2006

To the brain, words speak as loud as actions ⟩

Carl Marziali, in USC News | October 6, 2006
Neuroscience is tackling a problem that obsessed Hamlet: What is the difference in our minds between talk and action?
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Two Depts. Realign Under School of Dentistry ⟩

Victoria Newcomer, in USC News | July 17, 2006
The university’s department of biokinesiology and physical therapy and the department of occupational science and occupational therapy — each ranked No. 1 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report — became aligned with the USC School of Dentistry, effective July 1.
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Florence Clark elected vice president of American Occupational Therapy Association ⟩

Jon Nalick, in USC News | March 24, 2006
Members of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) recently elected Florence A. Clark, professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, as vice president of the organization.
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Reasons for Living Where You Work ⟩

Allison Engel, in USC News | February 22, 2006
USC has a small, but growing, residential faculty program, with 19 professors and their families living in dormitories and apartments throughout campus.
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2005

NIH awards $2.5 million for health-care study of ethnic minorities ⟩

Kathleen O'Neil, in USC News | October 21, 2005
Two USC occupational therapy researchers have been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how minority patients can improve the care they receive from doctors.
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Janice Matsutsuyu, USC occupational therapist, 71 ⟩

USC News | July 15, 2005
USC occupational therapist and former chair of USC’s Occupational Therapy Board of Councilors Janice Setsuko Matsutsuyu died June 1. She was 71.
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2004

American Occupational Therapy Assn. honors USC professor Ruth Zemke ⟩

Alicia Di Rado, in USC News | November 5, 2004
The American Occupational Therapy Association has granted its highest academic honor to Professor Emeritus Ruth Zemke of the USC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.
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Elder Research Gets $2.2 Million Grant ⟩

USC News | October 15, 2004
The National Institute on Aging has awarded USC occupational therapy researchers a four-year, $2.2 million grant to expand on their successful Well Elderly program.
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Program to delay age-related health deficits receives $2.2 million grant ⟩

Alicia Di Rado, in USC News | October 8, 2004
The National Institute on Aging has awarded USC occupational therapy researchers a four-year, $2.2 million grant to expand on their successful Well Elderly program.
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U.S. News ranks Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy among the best ⟩

USC News | April 2, 2004
The 2004 U.S. News & World Report Annual Guide to Best Graduate Schools has given top honors to two USC programs this year: long-standing leader occupational therapy and, new to the top of its list this year, physical therapy.
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USC bestows its highest honor on occupational therapy leader ⟩

USC News | March 5, 2004
Florence Clark, chair of the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, was recently tapped to receive USC’s highest honor.
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2002

Occupational therapy study shows effectiveness of lifestyle redesign for seniors ⟩

Alexis Bergen, in USC News | September 13, 2002
Lifestyle redesign by an occupational therapist is a cost-effective health care intervention for independent-living senior citizens, according to a USC study published this month in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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2001

Department of Occupational Therapy chair honored by peers for lifetime achievement ⟩

USC News | November 9, 2001
Florence A. Clark, professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) at its 25th Annual Conference in Sacramento on Oct. 14.
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Occupational science researchers examine management of pressure sores ⟩

USC News | September 21, 2001
Researchers from USC and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center recently published an article in Advances in Skin and Wound Care examining the management of life-threatening pressure ulcers in people with spinal cord injury and the serious ethical considerations of their treatment.
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Occupational Therapy program is best in U.S. — again ⟩

Mary Ellen Stumpfl, in USC News | April 6, 2001
For the fourth consecutive year, the USC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report Annual Guide to Best Graduate Schools.
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Occupational Therapy May Offer Lasting Benefits to Seniors ⟩

Alicia Di Rado, in USC News | February 19, 2001
Occupational therapy can help senior citizens stay healthy and live independently, with lasting results even six months after seniors work with a therapist, according to a USC study.
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Lifestyle ‘Redesign’ Keeps the Elderly Healthy ⟩

Reuters, in The New York Times | February 8, 2001
Helping the elderly make healthy changes in their daily lives may improve their well-being and keep them living independently, new research shows.
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Occupational therapy appears to offer lasting benefits to seniors ⟩

Alicia Di Rado, in USC News | January 26, 2001
Occupational therapy can help senior citizens stay healthy and live independently, with lasting results even six months after seniors work with a therapist, according to a USC study.
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2000

OT faculty ink one of 1999’s top health publications ⟩

USC News | June 23, 2000
A recent book by USC Occupational Therapy faculty members has been ranked among the top 250 health publications for 1999, according to Doody Publishing and Review Service.
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1999

OT house relocates to Centennial Apartments near UPC ⟩

USC News | April 9, 1999
USC’s special-interest housing program for occupational therapy students will soon move to the university’s Centennial Apartments to accommodate a greater number of residents.
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1998

Occupational therapy chair named to NIH rehabilitation panel ⟩

Cynthia Johannssen, in USC News | December 11, 1998
Florence Clark, chair of occupational therapy and occupational science, has been named to the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research at the National Institutes of Health. Clark will serve a four-year term.
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OT students go ape over famed primatologist ⟩

USC News | October 9, 1998
Jane Goodall, distinguished adjunct professor of occupational science, addressed occupational science and therapy students at Mayer Auditorium on Oct. 6.
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OT Program Tops Rankings of Graduate Schools ⟩

Zsa Zsa Gershick, in USC News | March 16, 1998
The USC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy was ranked No. 1 in the nation, capturing the top spot among 39 graduate educational programs in occupational therapy.
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1997

Occupational Therapy Helps ‘Well Elderly’ ⟩

Eva Anderson, in USC News | October 27, 1997
Occupational therapy (OT) can make a significant difference in helping seniors to experience healthier, more independent and satisfying lives, according to a recent study by researchers on the Health Sciences Campus.
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Study shows big benefits from OT ⟩

Eva Emerson, in USC News | October 24, 1997
Occupational therapy (OT) can make a significant difference in helping seniors experience healthier, more independent and satisfying lives, according to a recent study by researchers on the Health Sciences Campus.
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1995

Linda Fazio’s life’s work: a tapestry woven for many children ⟩

USC News | September 8, 1995
Linda Fazio sees people as tapestries woven of strands that correspond to health, culture, creativity and the search for meaning.
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1994

OT Wins Major Grant to Study Wellness in Elderly ⟩

Michael Byrne, in USC News | June 27, 1994
The Department of Occupational Therapy has been awarded a $1 million federal grant to study the effectiveness of occupational therapy as a means of enhancing health and well-being and maintaining independence among elderly people.
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