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Author Talk: Leslie C. Smith – “Spitfire: A Story of Adversity, Acceptance and Resurrection”


Local author, Leslie C. Smith, discusses her new book, Spitfire: A Story of Adversity, Acceptance and Resurrection. With unique insight, candor, and encouragement, Leslie recounts a life lived well and with intention, even with the odds stacked against her. She had one goal to begin it all: “I needed to learn to accept myself and the diagnosis I had been given… I was on a personal journey to find peace, accept my new life and assimilate into a life that I wanted to live. I had heard the restrictions that would be part of my life and now I needed to find the flip side of the limitations.”

Recorded 5/2/23
Producer: MCTV

A female scientist’s journey through academia


A personal account of the scientific life with Dr. Shannon Macauley, Associate Professor with Tenure in the Departments of Physiology & Pharmacology and Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Macauley has coauthored over 40 peer reviewed, scientific publications on her work and currently runs a multi-million dollar research lab funded by the National Institute of Health and foundation grants to better understand neurodegenerative diseases. Her work has been showcased in numerous media outlets and Dr. Macauley has been a repeat guest on NPR’s Science Friday with Ira Flatow. This talk is sponsored by the Middlebury chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Producer: MCTV