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OHanlon Curry JoanJoan O'Hanlon Curry, MS RN CPNP CPON®

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Current Position

Administrative Director, Pediatric Clinical Services
Child and Adolescent Center
Pediatric Ambulatory Treatment Center
Pediatric Advanced Practice Providers
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center Children's Cancer Hospital
Houston, TX

APHON Membership

APHON Member Since 2004

Local Chapter Membership

APHON–Metro NY Member Since 2004


  • MS, 1998, Nursing, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • BSN, 1992, Nursing, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY
  • BA, 1989, Psychology, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH


APHON National

  • Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Committee, Member, 2006–Present
  • Steering Council
    • Past Chair, 2011–2012
    • Chair, 2009-2011
    • Vice Chair, 2007-2009
  • Program Committee, Member, 2009–2010
  • Annual Conference, Presenter 2006–2010
    • 2010: Concurrent Session, Speaker, “You Have a Friend Request: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and the Implications of Nursing”
    • 2009: Concurrent Session, Speaker, “Will My Patient Glow in the Dark? Radiation Oncology and the Pediatric Patient”
    • 2008: Concurrent Session, Speaker, “Two All Beef Patties, Special Sauce, Lettuce, Cheese, Pickles, Onions on a Sesame Seed Bun: The Neutropenic Diet. Can Patients Have It Their Way?” and Preconference Workshop, “Outpatient Nursing Practice in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: Exploring the Challenges, Identifying Solutions”
    • 2006: Concurrent Session, Speaker, “Inhaled Cisplatin: A Phase lb/lla Study Treating Pulmonary Metastatic Osteosarcoma”

Local Chapter

  • APHON–Metro NY Chapter
    • NY, LI, NJ Regional Conference, Cochair, 2010–Present
    • President, 2007–Present

Other Nursing Leadership

  • Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC), Subcommittee for Recognition and Rewards Member, 2007–2009
  • Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC), Attended “Item Writing Workshop for CPHON® Examination,” 2009
  • Dana Farber, Speaker, “Pediatric Ambulatory Chemotherapy: Keeping Kids at Home (Where They Belong),” 2006