Latest Chan Division News
USC Occupational Therapy's chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon sponsored the Occupational Therapy Research Day on March 28 to showcase current research being conducted in the Division. Read more at Occupational Therapy Students and Faculty Share Research.
Sing-Song Speakers Score Highly on Measures of Empathy ⟩
August 11, 2010
Assistant Professor Lisa Aziz-Zadeh is featured in Scientific American. Read more at Sing-Song Speakers Score Highly on Measures of Empathy.
The American Heart Association has awarded assistant professor Lisa Aziz-Zadeh a three-year $231,000 grant to understand how individuals with stroke process actions.
Centennial Vision — Rehabilitation Research ⟩
July 1, 2010
Assistant Professor Trudy Mallinson co-authored Centennial Vision — Rehabilitation Research in the May/June 2010 issue of The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT).
Dr. Sharon Cermak and a team of experts explore food selectivity in children with autism spectrum disorders in recently published articles from the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and the Journal of Pediatrics. Bandini, L. G., Anderson, S. E., Curtin, C., Cermak, S. A., Evans, E. W.,…
Does Music in Speech Equal Empathy in Heart? ⟩
February 27, 2010
Professor Lisa Aziz-Zadeh is interviewed by USC News about her study on prosody and empathy. "A new study in the journal Public Library of Science ONE finds that people use the same brain regions to produce and understand intonation in speech. Many studies suggest that people learn by imitating…
$1.25 million Autism Grant ⟩
October 22, 2009
Olga Solomon PhD, Research Assistant Professor, received a NIH grant for $1.25 million to study Autism in an urban context. This two year multi-method, ethnographic research project examines health and service disparities in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) diagnosis of African American children…
New Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study Grant ⟩
November 24, 2008
USC OS/OT is awarded a grant to study Lifestyle Redesign® intervention for people with spinal cord injury. As discovered by a team of researchers led by USC OS/OT in a 3-year, NIDRR-funded qualitative study, "Daily Living Context and Pressure Sores in Consumers with SCI," the ordinary daily…
The Division Awarded OSEP Early Intervention Grant ⟩
November 24, 2008
A new grant in the amount of $800,000 has been awarded to researchers in the USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), an agency of the U.S. Department of Education. The grant, which will run from 2008 to 2013, is titled…