Forsyth Tech’s February SciTech Lecture Features Targacept President/CEO

Stephen Hill to Address the Risks and Rewards of Biotech

(Winston-Salem, NC) – Dr. Stephen A. Hill, president and Chief Executive Office of Targacept, will be the guest speaker at Forsyth Tech’s February SciTech lecture. Hill will address “Biotech: Risk and Reward” on Thursday, February 20 from 4 – 5 pm.

The lecture will held in the Oak Grove Auditorium on Forsyth Tech’s Main Campus, 2100 Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem. (See directions below.)

The lecture is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by calling 336.734.7205.

Hill joined Targacept in December 2012 bringing with him more than 20 years of industry experience to the role. Previously, he served as president and chief executive officer of the Belgian company, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he led an organization of more than 1,200 employees until its acquisition by Abbott Laboratories in 2010.

At the Massachusetts-based ArQule, Inc., he led a successful transition from a fee-for-service discovery chemistry model to an enterprise with a proprietary clinical-stage pipeline. Prior to ArQule, Hill held several leadership positions with F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., including Global Head of Clinical Development.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and holds degrees in medicine and surgery from St. Catherine’s College at Oxford University.

Hill also serves as the non-executive chairman of Novelos Therapeutics, Inc. and Audeo Oncology and spent seven years with the National Health Service in the United Kingdom in general and orthopedic surgery.

Targacept, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of novel NNR Therapeutics™ for the treatment of various diseases and disorders of the nervous system. The company’s NNR Therapeutics selectively target neuronal nicotinic receptors, or NNRs, which are found on nerve cells throughout the nervous system and serve as key regulators of nervous system activity.

Oak Grove Center Directions/Parking: 

Stephen Hill’s lecture will be held in the Oak Grove Center Auditorium, 3rd floor, Room #3340 at 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 16.  Parking information can be found on the map of Forsyth Tech’s Main Campus & Oak Grove Center.  (Note: The visitor parking lot is in the front of Oak Grove Center, listed as “Lot 01″ on the map.  The other two parking lots listed are for overflow parking.)

About Forsyth Tech

Forsyth Technical Community College offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in more than 200 programs of study. Forsyth Tech’s Economic & Workforce Development programs promote personal and professional development with non-credit courses and seminars and provide customized training for business and industry. Forsyth Tech serves more than 35,000 students with approximately 1,500 full and part-time faculty. For more information, visit forsythtech.edu.   

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Dr. Stephen A. Hill, President and Chief Executive Officer, Targacept