Latest Chan Division News
Cash prizes will fund continued mobilization of most polished, most outside-the-box and best designed products.
By Katherine Dumangas MA ’22, OTD ’23 Three standout selections were announced by judges at the closing ceremony of the division’s inaugural gamechanger Knowledge Mobilization Team Challenge, an 8-week effort during which teams of USC Chan faculty, staff and stakeholders created practical…
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…
Baranek named 2022 INSAR Fellow ⟩
May 27, 2022
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…
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…
Lela Llorens to be honored at upcoming events ⟩
March 21, 2022
Former faculty member to be inducted into division’s Hall of Honor, deliver 2022 commencement address.
By Mike McNulty Former adjunct faculty member Lela Llorens Former USC adjunct faculty member Lela Llorens — an occupational therapy trailblazer known throughout the profession — will be honored by the USC Chan Division at two upcoming events. At a portrait unveiling event on April 19, Llorens…
Peace garden, narrative research study selected for post-pandemic initiative funding ⟩
February 25, 2022
Innovative community-focused projects are part of USC Chan’s $2.5M ReSPONs Initiative.
By Mike McNulty Future site of the University Park Peace Garden (Photo/Courtesy of Camille Dieterle) Peace and understanding have been in relatively short supply throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. To help restore them both in the wake of the past two tumultuous years, the USC Chan Division is funding…
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…
Dr. Lucy Jane Miller honored with 2021 Patricia Buehler Legacy Award for Clinical Innovation ⟩
October 7, 2021
The USC Chan Division is honored to announce the recipient of the 2021 Patricia Buehler Legacy Award for Clinical Innovation, Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR/L. Dr. Miller prepared her 2021 Buehler Award lecture, titled “What A Long Strange Trip It Has Been: Making a Difference.” The lecture was…
Wilcox recognized as 2021 NBCOT Innovation Award recipient ⟩
September 14, 2021
Dr. Jamie Wilcox has been leading clinical innovation through the development of occupational therapy programs and services to benefit COVID-19 patients.
Dr. Jamie Wilcox, Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy, was recognized as a 2021 NBCOT Innovation Award recipient. Established in 2020, this distinguished award recognizes the work of outstanding occupational therapy practitioners who demonstrate the delivery of evidence-based,…
Two-year project will build formal alliances that accentuate perspectives of autistic people, their family members and caregivers, service providers and researchers.
By Mike McNulty For too long, too few autistic people have had a say in how autism research is designed, developed and disseminated, and researchers have not tapped into the expertise that only autistic people and their families have. A new USC-coordinated project looks to upend that disparity by…