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Three Trojans on the ballot in AOTA’s 2024 elections ⟩
January 29, 2024

Alumni Associations and Bodies Faculty

Meet the faculty and alums running for elected leadership positions in the American Occupational Therapy Association.

USC Chan faculty members Arameh Anvarizadeh and Sarah Bream, and alumnus Bryant Edwards MA ’05, OTD ’06, are running for volunteer leadership positions in the American Occupational Therapy Association. The 2024 election period is open from Feb. 2–23 at aota.org (membership required). The three…

Eight faculty members, alums presenting at adult rehabilitation specialty conference ⟩
September 14, 2023

Alumni Associations and Bodies Clinical Conferences Faculty

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…

Students from PKUHSC Attend the 2023 AOTA Inspire Conference ⟩
April 24, 2023

Associations and Bodies China Initiative Community and Partners Conferences International Students

USC-PKUHSC Cohort 2 dual-degree students attend the 2023 AOTA Inspire Conference in Kansas City, Missouri and share their transformative experiences.

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Inspire Annual Conference and Expo aims to provide a platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and celebration of the occupational therapy profession. This conference is the largest of its kind in which occupational therapy (OT)…

More than two dozen Trojans on WROTSS 2023 agenda ⟩
February 13, 2023

Associations and Bodies Conferences

More than two dozen USC Chan faculty, students and alumni will be speaking at the 2023 Western Regional Occupational Therapy Spring Symposium in Las Vegas from Mar. 3-5. The event is a collaboration between the occupational therapy state professional associations of Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico,…

Baranek named 2022 INSAR Fellow ⟩
May 27, 2022

Associations and Bodies Autism Awards Conferences Faculty

Designation recognizes impactful scholarship of International Society for Autism Research members.

Associate Dean and Chair Grace Baranek Associate Dean and Chair Grace Baranek has been named a 2022 Fellow of the International Society for Autism Research. The announcement was made at INSAR's annual meeting in Austin, Texas. The Fellow designation recognizes those INSAR members whose autism…

6th International Occupational Therapy Conference ⟩
April 16, 2022

Associations and Bodies China Initiative Community and Partners Conferences International

The China Initiative team attended the virtual 6th International Occupational Therapy Conference (IOTC) hosted in Chengdu, China.

Despite the travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the China Initiative team continues to find ways to remain engaged with the occupational therapy scene in Mainland China. In April this year, The China Initiative team attended the 6th International Occupational Therapy Conference…

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…

Park running in 2022 AOTA elections ⟩
February 16, 2022

Associations and Bodies Faculty Global Initiatives

Director of Global Initiatives looks to elevate association's mission on global stage.

Danny Park, director of USC Chan's Global Initiatives and associate professor of clinical occupational therapy, is running for elected position as the American Occupational Therapy Association's Alternate Delegate to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. The election website is open…

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…

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