The Convocation speaker is NCSSM alum Dr. Sharon Letchworth '88. Dr. Letchworth is President of Letchworth Pharma Consulting and advises start-up companies on scientific planning and development strategies. Dr. Letchworth was previously with Targacept in a variety of leadership roles. After graduating from NCSSM in 1988, Dr. Letchworth received a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Wake Forest University in 1992 and a Ph.D in Neuroscience from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1997. She conducted a postdoctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Letchworth currently holds an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Wake Forest School of Medicine. We look forward to Dr. Letchworth sharing information about her interesting and diverse career with our students.