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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…

USC Chan Global Initiatives Shines Light on Diwali ⟩
November 4, 2021

Diversity, Access, Equity Events Global Initiatives International Students

by Dr. Danny Park Many of USC Chan's international students from India hosted a Diwali Celebration today during lunchtime, sharing traditional foods such as chakali (a spiral snack made of rice flour, chickpea, and black gram), burfi (a sweet milk-based dessert), laddos (ball-shaped sweets made with…

Fright On! USC Chan Global Initiatives Celebrates Halloween ⟩
October 29, 2021

Events Global Initiatives International Students

by Dr. Danny Park The USC Chan international student community celebrated Halloween by dressing up in costumes and attending a screening of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” at a “Spooky Movie Night” hosted by the Division’s Global Initiatives office. Many of our Division’s international…

Official USC-PKUHSC Welcome Gathering During World Occupational Therapy Day ⟩
October 27, 2021

China Initiative Community and Partners Events International

The theme of this year’s World Occupational Therapy Day was “Belong. Be you.” USC faculty and students officially welcomed the PKUHSC students as they gathered for a celebration of World Occupational Therapy Day.

This year, World Occupational Therapy Day promotes the power of diversity and inclusion as we work together to build community and resilience. It is the perfect time for the China Initiative team to host an official welcome gathering for the first cohort of USC-PKUHSC dual-degree students, now in…

Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month at USC Chan ⟩
October 8, 2021

Diversity, Access, Equity Events Faculty Students

As Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month comes to an end, students and faculty talk identity: how do you self-identify and why? Student ambassador Silvia Hernandez Cuellar spoke to classmates and faculty to learn more about the significance behind their chosen identities and put together the quotes and…

Dr. Lucy Jane Miller honored with 2021 Patricia Buehler Legacy Award for Clinical Innovation ⟩
October 7, 2021

Awards Clinical Events Lectures and Talks Research

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…

White coat ceremony welcomes two occupational therapy classes ⟩
August 31, 2021

Events Faculty Students

On Friday, Aug. 27, at USC’s Health Sciences Campus, 314 Trojan occupational therapy graduate students from both the Master’s class of 2022 and the class of 2023 donned their white coats during the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy’s 2021 White Coat Ceremony.…

Neil Harvison, AOTA’s chief of knowledge, to address Class of 2021 ⟩
April 29, 2021

Associations and Bodies Events Lectures and Talks Students

Strategic executive at the national professional association will highlight USC Chan’s May 13 online celebration.

Neil Harvison, Chief of Knowledge at the American Occupational Therapy Association Neil Harvison, chief of knowledge at the American Occupational Therapy Association, has been named the keynote speaker for the USC Chan Division’s 2021 virtual commencement celebration. Harvison manages knowledge…

Chan Community Commission meets the moment ⟩
August 19, 2020

Community and Partners Diversity, Access, Equity Events Faculty Global Initiatives Pandemic Students

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…

On Capitol Hill as an OT Student ⟩
October 4, 2019

Associations and Bodies Events Students

By Hannah Na Chan Division students in front of the Capitol Last Monday, I attended the AOTA Hill Day in DC with some of my OT classmates and Dr. Beth Pyatak. What is Hill Day you ask? Hill Day is a day when hundreds of occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students get…

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