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Lawlor wins Slagle, 8 more Trojans earn AOTA and AOTF awards >
April 4, 2022

Alumni Associations and Bodies Awards Conferences Faculty

Lawlor is 16th USC-affiliated recipient of Slagle award, the profession's highest academic honor.

By Mike McNulty Mary Lawlor, associate chair of research and professor Associate Chair of Research and Professor Mary Lawlor was named the recipient of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship Award, the profession’s most prestigious academic honor that…

Anonymous donors sponsor 20 students to hear from iconic Lela Llorens >
November 15, 2021

Alumni Associations and Bodies Events Students

By Mike McNulty Two anonymous donors underwrote the event registration fees so that 20 USC Chan students could attend the 19th Annual Afternoon Tea with a Scholar, which was virtually hosted by the Occupational Therapy Association of California on Nov. 14. The talk featured Dr. Lela Llorens, a…

Trio of Trojans honored with 2021 OTAC awards >
October 22, 2021

Alumni Associations and Bodies Awards Conferences Faculty

Three Trojan alumni and faculty were honored during the Oct. 21 awards ceremony held as part of the Occupational Therapy Association of California’s 45th Annual Conference & Expo. Research Adjunct Instructor Ana Verran MA ’83 received the Occupational Therapy Practice Award. Lauren Lopez MA…

Ten Ways Occupational Therapists Can Support New Moms >
May 7, 2021

Alumni Community and Partners Health and Wellness

By Dr. Carlin Daley Reaume ’02, MA ’06, OTD ’07 Dr. Carlin Daley Reaume The saying goes: when a baby is born, so is a mother. It is no secret that the transition into motherhood brings a lot of significant life changes along with it. A new role, new daily routines, and let’s not forget new…

Faculty winners in AOTA elections >
January 29, 2021

Alumni Associations and Bodies Faculty

USC Chan faculty members and alums Arameh Anvarizadeh ’05, MA ’06, OTD ’07 and Ashley Halle ’08, MA ’11, OTD ’12 will soon be contributing their talents to the national occupational therapy professional association, as each won their respective races for volunteer leadership positions,…

Pineda named double recipient of inaugural NBCOT awards >
January 27, 2021

Alumni Associations and Bodies Awards Clinical Faculty

New award highlights the work of outstanding, certified occupational therapy practitioners.

Assistant Professor Bobbi Pineda The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy has named Assistant Professor Bobbi Pineda a recipient of both an Innovation Award and an Impact Award, two new honors designed to highlight outstanding, certified occupational therapy practitioners across…

OTD Alumni Talk About Finding Their First OT Jobs >
January 8, 2021

Academics and Courses Alumni Clinical Pandemic Students

As many of our Master’s students have already applied to the OTD Program and some continue to consider their options for next year, five recent alumni from our OTD Program — Ana Sanchez, Elissa Taylor, Nicole Wright, Ozan Yay, and Patrice Zhao — discuss their experiences searching and applying for jobs under unprecedented circumstances with our OTD Student Ambassador Daniel Padilla Vega.

Where did you complete your OTD Residency? Ana: I completed my residency at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC), which is a community college. Elissa: LAC+USC Medical Center’s Adult West Primary Care clinic (supported by the USC LRCC research lab). Nicole Wright OTD, OTR/L, CIMI Nicole: I completed…

Four alums earn 2021 induction to AOTA Roster of Fellows >
November 2, 2020

Alumni Associations and Bodies Awards Faculty

Four USC alumnae, including current faculty member Arameh Anvarizadeh, to join AOTA Roster of Fellows in 2021.

Four USC alumnae, including one current faculty member, have been named 2021 inductees to the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Roster of Fellows. The Roster of Fellows recognizes occupational therapists who have, through their knowledge, expertise, leadership, advocacy and guidance,…

40 Trojans to take part in 2020 OTAC Conference >
September 21, 2020

Alumni Associations and Bodies Conferences Faculty Students

40 Trojans, including faculty members, students and alumni, will be speaking and presenting during the 2020 conference of the Occupational Therapy Association of California. The annual event will be going online from Oct. 8-11. Click to see the full list of this year's USC-affiliated speakers.

Four faculty members to feature in AOTA Education Summit >
September 16, 2020

Alumni Associations and Bodies Conferences Faculty

Four USC Chan faculty members and two alumni will be speaking during the American Occupational Therapy Association’s 2020 Education Summit. The annual event brings together hundreds of faculty members from academic institutions across the country to learn about new trends, innovative classroom…

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