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USC Chan Magazine
Spring / Summer 2021

Cover article

How a student project led to autism training at USC’s Department of Public Safety ⟩

by Grayson Schmidt

USC Chan students Monica Caris MA ’21, OTD ’22 and Riley McGuire MA ’21, OTD ’22 just wanted to educate people about autism, but already their capstone project has become part of yearly officer training.

Featured article

Let There Be Peace ⟩

by Kaitlyn Sun Kim MA ’20, OTD ’21

How my pandemic fieldwork experience made me an occupational and social justice practitioner.

Featured article

Madam Veep ⟩

In July, Director of Admissions and Associate Clinical Professor Arameh Anvarizadeh ’05, MA ’06, OTD ’07 made history as the youngest and first African American-Iranian woman to become vice president of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She recently sat down with the USC Chan Magazine to talk about her action-packed agenda as Vice President, her hopes for the association and where she sees the next generation taking occupational therapy.

Research Buzz

Breathe Easy ⟩

by Samantha Valasek MA ’15, OTD ’16
Assistant Clinical Professor

Providing compassionate cessation services to cancer patients who smoke.

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View/download the Spring / Summer 2021 issue of USC Chan Magazine as a PDF document (5.4MB).

USC Chan Magazine, Spring / Summer 2021