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Meet our new students: Aviril “Apple” Sepulveda OTD ’16 >
August 26, 2015

Clinical Events International Students

In advance of the USC Chan Division’s 2015 White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 28, we’re profiling three of the newest Trojan Family members: incoming occupational therapy students. Today, meet Aviril “Apple” Sepulveda OTD ’16

By Mike McNulty Aviril 'Apple' Sepulveda OTD ’16/photo credit Heather Van Buren It’s more than 7,000 miles, or an 18-hour airline flight, from Los Angeles to Cebu City, the second largest city in the Philippines. But in the heart and mind of Aviril Sepulveda, an incoming student in the USC Chan…

Class of 2015: A helper by design >
May 13, 2015

Diversity, Access, Equity International Students

Former graphic designer Eun Kyung Bae MA ’15 sets out on a new career path to redesign lives for senior and disabled populations as an occupational therapist

By John Hobbs 2015 master's degree graduate Eun Kyung Bae Eun Kyung Bae MA ’15 didn’t think she would ever be in a position to help others. After a fall left Bae paralyzed from the waist down, the then 31-year-old Korean native says she expected life in a wheelchair would make her always require…

Ten Years of Occupational Therapy in Africa >
April 22, 2015

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

More than 200 USC students have taken advantage of an ‘amazing journey’ that led to Ghana

By Jamie Wetherbe/USC News Bonnie Nakasuji ’74, MA ’94, OTD ’08 first went to Ghana in 2003 with a simple mission. She wanted to match patients with wheelchairs. Two years later — thanks to her passion for occupational therapy and a good deal on airfare — Nakasuji returned to Ghana with 10…

Into a new era >
November 10, 2014

Alumni Chan in the Media China Initiative Events Faculty International

With their $20 million gift to the division, USC Trustee Ronnie C. Chan and wife Barbara make history and cement a legacy

By Mike McNulty/USC Chan Magazine USC Trustee Ronnie C. Chan encourages the gathered crowd to Fight On!/Photo by John Skalicky The universe works in mysterious ways. That was the message — equal parts gratitude and awe — delivered by Associate Dean Florence Clark at a confidential gathering of…

Chan family gift creates first named, endowed occupational therapy program in nation >
September 17, 2014

Alumni Chan in the Media China Initiative Faculty International

The $20 million gift establishes an occupational therapy initiative in China and Florence Clark is installed as first holder of Mrs. T.H. Chan Professorship

By Jessica Raymond/USC News USC Trustee Ronnie Chan and wife, Barbara (Photo/Dave Choi) USC Trustee Ronnie C. Chan MBA ’76 and his wife, Barbara, have dedicated $20 million to USC’s pioneering occupational science and occupational therapy program. Given in honor of Chan’s mother, the gift…

Summer English program to speed international student successes >
February 6, 2014

Academics and Courses Global Initiatives International

The USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy's Global Initiatives office launched the Summer Occupational Therapy Immersion (SOTI) program in early February. SOTI is a four-week summer program specifically designed for international occupational therapists who are considering…

“Chai and Biscuits” with USC Alumna in OT Practice >
June 13, 2012

Alumni Chan in the Media International

Read USC alumna Asha Asher's (MA ’91) article "Chai and Biscuits: Strategies to Create A Collaborative International Occupational Therapy Experience" in the latest issue of OT Practice. Fight On!

Florence Clark Represents at COTEC Congress in Stockholm >
June 12, 2012

Associations and Bodies Conferences Faculty International

At the 9th COTEC (Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries) Congress of Occupational Therapy, hosted in Stockholm in late May, division Associate Dean and current American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) President Florence Clark represented both AOTA and her USC Well…

Division welcomes international students >
September 12, 2011

Community and Partners Events International Students

Read about the Division's Welcome Barbecue for international students, and a newly installed mentoring program, at Occupational Therapy Welcomes International Students.

“There’s Nothing I Can’t Do” >
May 16, 2011

Alumni Chan in the Media Diversity, Access, Equity International

Read Class of 2011 graduate John Margetis’ story.

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