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This April, advocate for occupational therapy ⟩
April 1, 2019

Associations and Bodies Events Students

By Joyce Yoo Velia Lozick at her White Coat Ceremony at the beginning of the program April is Occupational Therapy Month, and part of its celebration includes advocating for our amazing profession. To get some ideas about things that I can do to get involved, I spoke with Velia Lozick MA ’19, a…

A real showcase for virtual technologies ⟩
October 3, 2018

Community and Partners Conferences Events Faculty Research

Inaugural symposium of Trojans working on VR tools for health and rehab

By Mike McNulty Dominique Duncan, assistant professor of neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, explains a demonstration of her Virtual Brain Segmenter, a VR-based tool for correcting errors that are created during the MRI process. (Photo by Glenn Marzano) At the inaugural USC Virtual…

USC Chan gives back ⟩
July 9, 2018

Chan in the Media Community and Partners Events Students

Student-led Occupational Therapy and Science Council organizes OT Month activities.

By Yoko Ellie Fukumura and Elissa S. Lee/Occupational Therapy Association of California Newsletter Lady Gaga joins USC Chan students at the 2018 March for Our Lives in Downtown Los Angeles In honor of OT Month, the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy chose to celebrate…

Archive officially opens with Trojan Family fete ⟩
June 18, 2018

Events Faculty Lectures and Talks

More than two years in the making, new USC Chan Archive holds rare and historically significant items.

By Mike McNulty Grace Baranek and Florence Clark unveil the portrait honoring Clark's 42 years as a USC occupational therapy faculty member. (Photo by Glenn Marzano) Occupational therapists from across the generations convened on June 15 to celebrate the opening of a new archive and to honor newly…

Meet the Class of 2018 ⟩
May 7, 2018

Academics and Courses Events Students

Before the 135th USC Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11, meet some of the outstanding Trojans receiving degrees in occupational science and occupational therapy.

Melody McKay, Master of Arts Degree in Occupational Therapy Melody McKay (Photo by Hong Le) Amid the hustle and bustle of studying for her "final finals" of graduate school, Melody McKay MA ’18 still seeks the same work-life balance she has been mastering since her first day in USC Chan's master's…

Faculty Q&A for World Autism Awareness Day ⟩
April 2, 2018

Autism Diversity, Access, Equity Events Faculty

Linsey Smith helps answer common questions about identity, language and experiential issues for autistic people (and people with autism).

Photo by Iker Urteag/Unsplash April 2 marks World Autism Awareness Day, a designated day when communities around the world host events and activities that increase understanding, support and acceptance for people living with autism. In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day 2018, Assistant…

Three ways for “wellderly” living ⟩
March 19, 2018

Events Health and Wellness Lifestyle Redesign

By Jeanine Blanchard MA ’99, PhD ’10 Photo courtesy of Ellen26/Pixabay Jeanine Blanchard is a project manager at USC Chan and was a member of USC Well Elderly Studies research team. It is well known that the aging population is rapidly increasing. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the…

Five things people don’t know about multiple sclerosis ⟩
March 15, 2018

Clinical Events Health and Wellness

By Laura Cox MA ’17, OTD ’18 Laura Cox is an occupational therapy doctoral resident at Keck Medicine of USC. Approximately 950,000 individuals in the United States are living with multiple sclerosis (MS), and global rates are continuing to increase. While the worldwide incidence of MS is just…

Tips for a better bedtime during Sleep Awareness Week ⟩
March 12, 2018

Clinical Events Health and Wellness

By Nick Ogura MA ’16, OTD ’18/USC News Photo by Madi Doell/Unsplash Nick Ogura is an occupational therapy doctoral resident at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice. Do the effects of the Daylight Savings switch seem to linger all year long? You’re not alone. According to the…

Varun Soni to keynote 2018 commencement ⟩
March 5, 2018

Events Students

By Bryan Kang MA ’18 Photo by Michael Owen Baker/USC Varun Soni, USC’s Vice Provost for Campus Wellness and Crisis Intervention and the Dean of Religious Life, will deliver the keynote address at USC Chan’s 2018 commencement ceremony on May 11. In his role as Vice Provost, Soni has been a…

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