Life After Prostate Cancer

head and shoulders photo of Richard Johannesen
Photo by Nate Jensen

In honor of National Men’s Health Month, we revisit the story of Richard Johannesen, who, under the care of Daniel Kirages, sought a return to normalcy after successfully battling prostate cancer.

The Smart Squad

portrait of James Finley, Judy Pa and Sook-Lei Liew

Meet the division faculty members, leading innovative studies using virtual reality to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and stroke as part of the USC SensoriMotor Assessment and Rehabilitation Training in Virtual Reality Center (SMART-VR Center).

Commencement Celebration 2020

Graduation caps with motion blur.

On Friday, May 15, we celebrated the remarkable accomplishments of our graduating Class of 2020. Click here to watch the virtual ceremony.

A Seamless Transition

DPT@USC’s hybrid pathway eased the transition to online instruction during COVID-19. BY MICHELLE McCARTHY April 15, 2020 “I’d be lying if I told you I… Read more »

The Trailblazer

Portrait of Melodie Daniels

Only 5 percent of practicing physical therapists are African American. Melodie Daniels DPT ’21 hopes to change that, serving as a role model to other people of color.

Protecting the Protectors

PT Sarah Greytak examines arm of patient
Photo by Brian Weister

Sarah Greytak learned to think outside of the box at USC. Now she’s putting her physical therapy skills to unexpected-but-much-needed use within the Denver police and sheriff’s departments.

Boy, Interrupted

hudson stimmler portrait

A rare inner ear disorder kept Hudson Stimmler bedbound for days on end. After surgery, a USC physical therapist helped him get back on his feet.

Taking Flight

Brayden Hawkins, Lincoln High School sophomore in Stockton, Calif., tests his broad jump, which was 9 foot, 1 inch. The NFL Combine record is 12 foot, 3 inches. Photo by Nate Jensen
Brayden Hawkins, Lincoln High School sophomore in Stockton, Calif., tests his broad jump, which was 9 foot, 1 inch. The NFL Combine record is 12 foot, 3 inches. Photo by Nate Jensen

USC launches one of the nation’s first master’s of biokinesiology programs with a sports science emphasis.

A Father’s Love

USC’s interdisciplinary ALS clinic helps Shaun Kalpakoff prolong the onset of ALS’ devastating symptoms, giving the single father precious time to play with his 10-year-old son.

2 Days in the Life

With the advent of the new DPT@USC hybrid program, which began this summer, there are now two educational paths that ultimately converge into a USC doctor of physical therapy degree. In this issue, we asked first-year residential DPT student Cheri Chan DPT ’21 and first-year hybrid student Maya Acocella DPT ’21 to chronicle two days in their lives as USC DPT students to show how similar (and, in some cases, how different) the two educational paths are.