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Professionals in CSD Speaker Series: A Day in the Life of a Medical Speech Pathologist

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Looking to learn more about communicative sciences and disorders directly from a professional in the field?

Join Speech Pathology Supervisor for Acute Care at Unity Hospital and Nazareth College Adjunct Faculty Erin McCarthy for a discussion entitled "Swallowing, Trachs, and Traumatic Brain Injuries…..Oh My! A Day in the Life of a Medical Speech Pathologist" hosted in collaboration with the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders undergraduate program.


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Meet Erin McCarthy, MS, CCC-SLP

Erin McCarthy is the Speech Pathology Supervisor for Acute Care at Unity Hospital and an adjunct professor at Nazareth College of Rochester, NY. Erin is a Board-Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S). She earned her master’s degree at Syracuse University and is a doctoral candidate at Northwestern University. She teaches their graduate-level Feeding and Swallowing course and created and developed the Introduction to Medical Speech Pathology course. Erin has presented at several regional and national conferences including ASHA, ASHA Connect, and the New York State Society of Radiological Technologists. Her professional interests include neurogenic dysphagia, post-extubation dysphagia, tracheostomy and ventilator management, palliative care and end-of-life issues, interprofessional education. Erin’s clinical practice has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic as she has been on the frontlines working with patients who are COVID-19 positive and managing the physiological changes that occur as a result of the virus.

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