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Trojans take 3 of top 6 AOTF student scholarships >
May 6, 2016

Associations and Bodies Awards Students

By Mike McNulty USC Chan students won three of the top six student scholarships, as ranked by dollar amount, that are administered by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. Founded in 1965, AOTF is a non-profit organization that administers more than 50 annual scholarships to students…

Could virtual reality neurofeedback help stroke survivors recover? >
January 28, 2016

Awards Faculty Research

USC researcher Sook-Lei Liew awarded two-year American Heart Association Innovative Research Grant to find out

By John Hobbs MA ’14 Virtual arm Imagine wanting to take a sip of your morning latte. To accomplish this task, your brain will send a signal that will pass from neuron to neuron all the way down your arm to your hand to your fingers, which will grasp the latte, bring it to your lips and, ah,…

Who knew medical records had a ‘social life’? >
January 13, 2016

Autism Awards Clinical Faculty Research

Two USC researchers show how paper records impact interactions with health care practitioners

By Mike McNulty/USC News For more than a decade, electronic health records have been hailed as a means of improving health care quality, safety and efficiency. Yet in spite of the ongoing transition to electronic records throughout America’s health care system, two USC researchers are interested…

Four alumnae award-winners cap 2015 OTAC conference >
October 26, 2015

Alumni Associations and Bodies Awards Conferences Faculty

The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy was well represented at the 39th annual conference of the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) in Sacramento. Four alumnae were recognized for their outstanding achievements at the annual OTAC awards ceremony:…

Record-setting $3.1M NIH grant to improve dental experience for children with autism >
June 10, 2015

Autism Awards Faculty Research

By Mike McNulty A five-year, $3.1 million-dollar National Institutes of Health research grant has been awarded to the USC Chan Division to further study an intervention which adapts sensory stimuli inside the dental office environment to decrease children’s anxiety and negative responses during…

$2.1M NIH grant will use brain imaging to study autism deficits >
June 8, 2015

Autism Awards Faculty Research

By Mike McNulty A five-year, $2.1 million-dollar National Institutes of Health research grant has been awarded to the USC Chan Division to use neuroimaging technology to better understand the relationships between brain activity patterns and social and motor deficits exhibited by children with…

5 awardees and 82 presenters slated for OTAC 2014 conference >
October 3, 2014

Alumni Associations and Bodies Awards Conferences Faculty

By Mike McNulty Five USC Trojans received awards and 82 Trojans presented during the 2014 conference of the Occupational Therapy Association of California, October 16-19 in Pasadena. Assistant clinical professor Sarah Bream received the Award of Appreciation, alumna Diane Mayfield received the…

Self-care among Latinos with diabetes studied >
September 11, 2014

Awards Chan in the Media Clinical Community and Partners Faculty Health and Wellness Research

Elizabeth Pyatak seeks ways to make health an everyday habit for teens and young adults

By Paul Karon/USC News USC occupational scientist and occupational therapist Elizabeth Pyatak helps young people with diabetes adopt the self-care habits and protocols recommended by their physicians. In a vote of confidence, the National Institutes of Health has given the assistant professor a…

Occupational therapy student named 2014-15 Albert Schweitzer fellow >
June 20, 2014

Awards Clinical Community and Partners Health and Wellness Students

By Mike McNulty Alyssa Concha MA ’14 Master's student Alyssa Concha MA ’14 has been named one of 15 Los Angeles-area recipients of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. In partnership with Esperanza Community Housing Corporation, Concha will be designing and implementing training resources to…

Two faculty members earn year-end nods >
May 8, 2014

Awards Community and Partners Faculty

By Mike McNulty IPGC wins Extraordinary Engagement Award Two division faculty members received year-end awards from university organizations in recognition of their dedication to serving students and the community. Assistant clinical professor Ashley Halle (pictured second from left) received an…

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