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Baranek receives alumni award from University of Illinois at Chicago >
November 12, 2020

Awards Faculty

Associate Dean and Chair Grace Baranek, the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Applied Health Sciences. Associate Dean and Chair Grace Baranek was named the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award…

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,…

PhD student Dominique Como earns NIH fellowship >
August 17, 2020

Awards Research Students

$92K award to support oral health care disparities research and training

In July, USC Chan occupational science PhD student Dominique Como ’21 received a National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award. Commonly referred to as a F31 award, the two-year fellowship funded by the National Institute of Dental and…

Faculty duo earn national award for industry magazine article >
December 17, 2019

Associations and Bodies Awards Chan in the Media Clinical Faculty

Stephanie Tsai and Elyse Peterson to receive the 2020 AOTA Jeanette Bair Writer’s Award.

By Mike McNulty Stephanie Tsai, assistant clinical professor USC Chan faculty members Stephanie Tsai MA ’16, OTD ’17 and Elyse Peterson MA ’11, OTD ’12 have been named recipients of the 2020 Jeanette Bair Writer’s Award by the American Occupational Therapy Association for their OT Practice…

Shawn Roll named Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine >
November 15, 2019

Associations and Bodies Awards Faculty Research

The honor recognizes Roll's scholarly contributions to advancing sonography beyond traditional medical uses.

Shawn Roll, PhD in Occupational Science program director and associate professor PhD in Occupational Science Program Director and Associate Professor Shawn Roll has been named a Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. Fewer than 3 percent of AIUM members — a multidisciplinary…

Jordan, Pyatak named fellows of the American Occupational Therapy Association >
October 30, 2019

Alumni Associations and Bodies Awards Faculty

Awards to be given at 2020 conference in Boston

By Mike McNulty Associate Chair of Clinical Services and Clinical Professor Katie Jordan MA ’03, OTD ’04 and Associate Professor Beth Pyatak MA ’04, PhD ’10 have been named recipients of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Roster of Fellows award. The award recognizes…

Schepens Niemiec selected for NIH-funded program to reduce Alzheimer’s-related disparities >
October 24, 2019

Associations and Bodies Awards Community and Partners Faculty Research

In partnership with USC Roybal Institute on Aging, program accelerates innovative research by junior scientists

By Mike McNulty Stacey Schepens Niemiec, assistant professor of research Assistant Professor of Research Stacey Schepens Niemiec Postdoc ’13 has been selected to participate in a scientific training program funded by the National Institutes of Health that supports junior scientists to develop…

Grant to expand reach of USC Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program >
July 23, 2019

Awards Chan in the Media Clinical Faculty

As part of the GWEP grant, a team of USC faculty from social work, occupational therapy and pharmacy see older adults in a special clinic at Eisner Health Center.

By Claire Norman / HSC News The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $3.75 million to the Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, for the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). In 2015, the…

Virtual reality research team earns USC Collaboration Fund grant >
June 20, 2019

Awards Community and Partners Faculty Research

The interdisciplinary endeavor aims to establish USC as a world leader in the use of virtual technologies for healthcare.

By John Hobbs Photo by Nate Jensen Move over, gamers. There are some new players in the world of virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR). Increasingly, healthcare providers are looking to the immersive nature of VR as a way to treat a myriad of conditions. In fact, the market for virtual reality-based…

Alumna earns highest award from Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists >
June 4, 2019

Alumni Associations and Bodies Awards Lectures and Talks

Susan Forwell MA ’89, PhD ’05 was awarded the 2018 Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship Award by the Conference of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. The award honors a CAOT member who has made outstanding contributions to the profession through scholarship, education and…

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