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Trojans gather to celebrate Lunar New Year ⟩
January 31, 2022
Participants from 9 countries share, reflect and engage in occupations to mark the holiday.
By Danny Park Students celebrating the Lunar New Year (photo/courtesy of Cheng Kai (Jason) Lin) Nearly 50 students and faculty from the USC Chan Division and Peking University Health Science Center gathered together online to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday on Jan. 28. The Lunar New Year is an…
Back in My Day: Bridging the gap between Grandpa and Grandpaw ⟩
November 3, 2021
By Lois Angelo / Daily Trojan Angelo holding maltipoo Toby. (Photo/Courtesy of Lois Angelo) While my straightforward personality can be broken down into three simple categories — my love for gerontology, my grief for my exes, my obsession with TWICE — I rarely talk about my interest in…
New “Black Identity and Well-Being” section for OT-100 THRIVE course ⟩
September 14, 2021
USC Chan partners with the USC Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs to deliver culturally relevant content to undergraduate students.
A new discussion section of the OT-100 THRIVE: Foundations of Well-Being course focusing on “Black Identity and Well-Being” is being piloted this fall semester. The discussion section is co-taught by USC Chan faculty Dr. Ashley Uyeshiro Simon and USC Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs…
USC Chan, Momentum PTN to introduce faculty practice model at sensory integration clinics ⟩
August 11, 2021
(Courtesy of Momentum PTN) The USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (USC Chan) has entered into a formal agreement to implement a faculty practice model at Momentum Pediatric Therapy Network (Momentum PTN). This unique partnership ensures that Momentum PTN…
Master’s students Monica Caris and Riley McGuire just wanted to educate people about autism, but already their capstone project has become part of yearly officer training.
By Grayson Schmidt / USC News Riley McGuire, DPS Assistant Chief Alma Burke and Monica Caris pose after the two students were honored for their autism project. (Photo/Courtesy of Riley McGuire) For Monica Caris and Riley McGuire, a leadership capstone in occupational therapy extended beyond…
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…
USC Chan commits $2.5M to post-pandemic response ⟩
April 26, 2021
Three-year initiative to fast-track projects addressing occupational needs and health of individuals, families and communities.
By Mike McNulty ReSPONs conceptual schematic The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has launched a $2.5 million initiative comprising a variety of projects aimed at the coronavirus, economic and racial pandemics, the combined effects of which are sure to be felt for…
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…
PKUHSC Program Returns to In-Person Teaching ⟩
September 14, 2020
More than six months after transitioning to virtual instruction, Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC) dual-degree students returned to in-person classes and restored normal campus life in Beijing.
After 7 months of online teaching that began after the Lunar New Year national holidays in February 2020, PKUHSC instructors and students finally returned to in-person classes, as the COVID-19 pandemic subsided in China. Cohort 1 continued their typical second-year coursework, including an in-person…
Chan Community Commission meets the moment ⟩
August 19, 2020
How student-leaders, faculty and staff kept the division connected during USC’s first fully remote semester.
By Kayla Johari MA ’21 and Calvin Lee MA ’21 During the Summer 2020 semester — the first full academic semester spent away from campus due to the Covid-19 pandemic — the Chan Community Commission (CCC) was assembled to support the incoming Class of 2022. The commission joined USC Chan…