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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…

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…

Clinical faculty featured in AOTA’s free COVID-19 webinar >
August 20, 2020

Associations and Bodies Clinical Faculty Lectures and Talks Pandemic

Associate Clinical Professor Jamie Wilcox USC Chan clinical faculty members Jamie Wilcox MA ’13, OTD ’14 and John Margetis ’11, MA ’12, OTD ’13 shared insights and expertise gained from working with COVID-positive patients at Keck Hospital of USC during an Aug. 19 webinar hosted by the…

China Initiative Visits Beijing | November 17–24, 2019 >
December 18, 2019

Academics and Courses Associations and Bodies China Initiative Community and Partners Conferences Faculty International Lectures and Talks Students

Purpose In November 2019, the China Initiative team travelled to Beijing to support the instructors and students of the inaugural class of the USC-PUHSC dual degree occupational therapy master’s program at PUHSC. China Initiative Director Dr. Julie McLaughlin Gray, and OTD Resident Psalm Chang…

Faculty symposium held ahead of USC Presidential Inauguration >
September 18, 2019

Chan in the Media Conferences Faculty Lectures and Talks Research

By HSC News Staff / HSC News USC Chan faculty members Beth Pyatak, second from left, and Sook-Lei Liew, third from left, with USC President Carol Folt. (Photo by Rene Pak) The Health Sciences Campus community recently presented some of its best and brightest faculty members as part of the array of…

Alumna earns highest award from Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists >
June 4, 2019

Alumni Associations and Bodies Awards Lectures and Talks

Susan Forwell MA ’89, PhD ’05 was awarded the 2018 Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship Award by the Conference of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. The award honors a CAOT member who has made outstanding contributions to the profession through scholarship, education and…

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…

China Initiative Visits Shanghai | April 2019 >
April 30, 2019

China Initiative Conferences Faculty International Lectures and Talks Students

Purpose In April 2019, members of the USC Chan China Initiative team traveled to Shanghai to attend the Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (CARM) 2nd Annual Occupational Therapy Subcommittee Meeting. Prior to conference activities, the team had the opportunity to visit Shanghai…

China Initiative Visits Beijing | November 2018 >
April 12, 2019

China Initiative Community and Partners Conferences International Lectures and Talks Students

Purpose In November, the China Initiative team attended the 2nd Peking University International Conference on Medical Humanities: Narrating Birth, Ageing and Death at the Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) in Beijing. At the conference, Dr. Julie McLaughlin Gray presented a keynote…

Semira Dariushnia named 2019 commencement speaker >
April 8, 2019

Events Lectures and Talks

Family physician and USC Chan Board of Councilors member to keynote May 10 ceremony

Semira Dariushnia, USC Chan's 2019 commencement speaker. (Photo by Glenn Marzano) Semira Dariushnia will address hundreds of Trojan occupational therapy graduates as USC Chan’s 2019 commencement speaker. The family physician is passionate about the provision of quality health care and the…

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