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

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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…

Troy Camp kids return to forest years later — as USC students ⟩
July 19, 2019

Chan in the Media Community and Partners Diversity, Access, Equity Faculty

They created unforgettable memories as children in USC’s mentorship program. Now these Trojans are helping the next generation of campers build confidence and make lifelong friends.

By Eric Lindberg / USC News Andrew "Jupiter" Oropeza, front center, attended Troy Camp as a kid. Now the USC undergrad is giving back as a cabin counselor. (Photo/Courtesy of Celso "Grinder" Delgado Jr.) They are powerful role models who bond with their campers over shared experiences and empower…

Shawn Phipps delivers TEDx talk on occupational therapy and neuroplasticity ⟩
May 31, 2019

Chan in the Media Clinical Faculty Lectures and Talks

Watch the TEDx talk from Shawn Phipps ’97, Board of Councilors member and adjunct faculty, from March's TEDxAlmansorPark event organized by alumnus Bill Wong MA ’11, OTD ’13.

Shawn Phipps at TEDxAlmansorPark Shawn Phipps, PhD, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA tells the inspirational story of the challenges and triumphs of a patient who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury from a motor vehicle accident. The power of Occupational Therapy and Neuroplasticity is described using the…

Obtiene la maestría en USC con el apoyo de la Iniciativa Vecinal para niños del sur Los Ángeles / Earning her USC master’s degree with support from the Neighborhood Initiative for South L.A. children ⟩
May 8, 2019

Chan in the Media Community and Partners Diversity, Access, Equity Students

Viviana Padilla inició sus esfuerzos escolares de la mano de su padre hace 17 años; el ya no vivió para verla terminar sus estudios / Viviana Padilla began her scholastic efforts with the guidance of her father 17 years ago; He did not live to see her finish her studies

Viviana Padilla, member of USC Chan's graduating class of 2019 (Photo by Aurelia Ventura/La Opinion) By Araceli Martínez Ortega / La Opinión Viviana Padilla le tiene un gran regalo a sus padres, su graduación de su maestría en terapia ocupacional por la Universidad del Sur de California (USC).…

China Initiative scholars at the halfway point of their USC journey ⟩
February 5, 2019

Chan in the Media China Initiative Community and Partners International Students

By Evan Nicholas Yijun “Jane” Liu and Hui “Angela” Wang knew they were in for an adventure when they accepted a 2017 offer to become USC Chan’s China Initiative Scholars. As such, Yijun and Hui will earn both master's and clinical doctorate degrees at USC before accepting positions in…

On its 20th anniversary, “Occupation as Ends, Occupation as Means” as relevant as ever ⟩
December 19, 2018

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How the 1998 article explained occupation-based practice to a generation of clinicians and students.

By Evan Nicholas MA ’19 Julie McLaughlin Gray (Photo by Hannah Benet) Julie McLaughlin Gray's now-familiar article, "Putting Occupation into Practice: Occupation as Ends, and Occupation as Means," turns 20 years old this year. During the past two decades, this seminal work has captured attention…

These surprising specialists may help you kick habits and prevent disease ⟩
November 26, 2018

Chan in the Media Clinical Community and Partners Faculty Lifestyle Redesign

Physical and occupational therapists are teaming up with physicians to provide personalize care for injury recovery, disease prevention and much more.

By Amber Dance / USC Trojan Family Magazine

Board of Councilors member Wayne Hinthorn, 90 ⟩
October 2, 2018

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Board of Councilors member Wayne Hinthorn, pictured in June 2018. (Photo by Glenn Marzano) Wayne L. Hinthorn went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on the morning of Sept. 27, 2018. Born July 25, 1928, in Canon City, Colo., Wayne was the second son of Clinton B. Hinthorn and…

USC pilots new course about health and wellness ⟩
August 29, 2018

Academics and Courses Chan in the Media Community and Partners Health and Wellness

The new class will feature TED talk-style lectures with professors and Q&As.

By Andrea Klick / Daily Trojan Former USG Director of Wellness Affairs and alumna Marina Hrovat and Vice President Blake Ackerman attended the new wellness course during the first week of classes. (Kevin Fohrer | Daily Trojan) USC is piloting a one-unit course that aims to advise students on…

A game like no other: Healing Spaces targets Alzheimer’s, dementia patients ⟩
August 23, 2018

Chan in the Media Community and Partners Faculty Health and Wellness Research Students

The game — USC alum Gabriela Gomes’ MFA thesis project — is a multisensory experience created to help adults suffering from neurodegenerative diseases to relax and connect with their caregiver.

By Joanna Clay / USC News Multisensory video game Healing Spaces offers an immersive experience to help adults suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. (Screencap courtesy of Healing Spaces/Gabriela Gomes) Stein Duker pointed out that Healing Spaces is also unique in that it curates a whole…

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