Assistant Professor of the Practice
Catherine Conahan is an assistant professor of the practice at Boston College, in the William F. Connell School of Nursing (CSON). She has a hybrid role at Boston College as a working NP at a Jesuit high school for underprivileged students and as a teaching professor. At the high school she precepts 2-3 DNP student per day and is the faculty mentor for the students DNP projects at the high school. In addition to her work with vulnerable populations she teaches at least one class per semester in both the DNP and undergraduate nursing curriculum at CSON.
DNP at Cristo Rey High School-partnership through BC
Grossman, J. E., Muthuswamy, L., Huang, L., Akshinthala, D., Perea, S., Gonzalez, R. S., Tsai, L. L., Cohen, J., Bockorny, B., Bullock, A. J., Schlechter, B., Peters, M. L. B., Conahan, C., Narasimhan, S., Lim, C., Davis, R. B., Besaw, R., Sawhney, M. S., Pleskow, D., & Berzin, T. M. (2021). Organoid Sensitivity Correlates with Therapeutic Response in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer. Clinical Cancer Research. https://doi.org/10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-20-4116
Meng, Q., Xie, S., Gray, G. K., Dezfulian, M. H., Li, W., Huang, L., Akshinthala, D., Ferrer, E., Conahan, C., Pino, S. P. D., Grossman, J., Elledge, S. J., Hidalgo, M., & Muthuswamy, S. K. (2021). Empirical identification and validation of tumor-targeting T cell receptors from circulation using autologous pancreatic tumor organoids. Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, 9(11), e003213. https://doi.org/10.1136/jitc-2021-003213
2021 CSON Innovation Grant project entitled “Associations between Cannabis Policies, Cannabis Use and Patient-Provider Communication Among Cancer Survivors: A Cross-sectional Survey”
2021 William F Connell Award DNP Nominee
2021 Boston Globe Everyday Hero award