Latest Chan Division News
Mary Foto BS ’66, 82 ⟩
September 18, 2023
Foto was an alumna of the Class of 1966 and member of the division's Board of Councilors since 1997.
Mary Foto It is with great sadness that the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) announces that Mary Foto, OT, FAOTA, CCM, AOTA Past President (1995–1998), passed away last week at her home in Colorado. Few people have had such a significant impact on the practice and profession of…
Eight faculty members, alums presenting at adult rehabilitation specialty conference ⟩
September 14, 2023
The American Occupational Therapy Association’s Adult Rehabilitation Specialty Conference to be held in mid-October.
Eight USC Chan faculty members and alumni will be sharing their expertise at the upcoming adult rehabilitation specialty conference hosted by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The conference will be held Oct. 20-21 in Baltimore, Maryland. “The AOTA adult rehab conference offers…
Where the China Initiative all began ⟩
September 7, 2023
In China, Teacher's Day is an official national holiday recognized on Sept. 10. To help celebrate, China Initiative residents Sanny Ning and Li Shan Wee, and faculty member Elena Meng, spoke with the dual-degree program's alumni who are now back in Beijing teaching the next generation of occupational therapists.
In August 2022, the USC Chan Division celebrated the first cohort of graduates from the USC–PKUHSC dual-degree program. Students in the program earn an entry-level master’s degree in rehabilitation therapy (occupational therapy track) at PKUHSC followed by a post-professional occupational…
Anne Henderson BS ’46, 98 ⟩
April 20, 2023
Henderson was an alumna of the Class of 1946 and the recipient of the 1988 American Occupational Therapy Association's Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship Award.
Anne Henderson, PhD, 98, passed away on April 19, 2023, at North Hill, Needham, MA, with loving nieces at her side. Anne was born in Taegu, Korea in 1924 where her parents were serving as missionaries. She and her 6 brothers and sisters lived in Korea until 1940, at which time the family returned…
Erna Blanche to keynote division’s 2023 commencement ⟩
April 10, 2023
USC alumna and current faculty member is a renowned expert in pediatric occupational therapy and therapeutic interventions based on occupational science.
Clinical Professor Erna Blanche Clinical Professor Erna Imperatore Blanche MA ’88, PhD ’98 has been selected as the keynote speaker for the USC Chan Division's 2023 commencement ceremony to be held on Friday, May 12, at the USC University Park Campus. Blanche is an expert in pediatric…
Karla Ausderau honored with 2022 Patricia Buehler Legacy Award for Clinical Innovation ⟩
November 18, 2022
Karla Ausderau (Courtesy of Karla Ausderau) Karla Ausderau MA ’00, PhD ’09, associate professor in the occupational therapy program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and two-time USC alumna, was awarded the division's 2022 Patricia Buehler Legacy Award for Clinical Innovation. Ausderau…
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
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
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…
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…