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Nationally Recognized Neurologist Dr. Souvik Sen to Speak at EngenuitySC’s Science Café

Did you know that strokes kill almost 130,000 people per year in the United States? Or that South Carolina has one of the highest stroke death rates in the country? Accomplished neurologist and SmartState Endowed Chair Dr. Souvik Sen has made it his life’s work to research stroke risks, prevention and treatment ­and he’ll be at EngenuitySC’s popular Science Café series on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 6-7:30 p.m.

at Speakeasy in Five Points to answer Columbia’s questions.

Long dedicated to the Midlands health community, Dr. Sen, MD, MS, MPH, is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and serves as the Center of Economic Excellence Stroke Chair at the University of South Carolina. In 2011 at Columbia’s Palmetto Health medical system, Dr. Sen established the first Joint Commission-certified stroke center in the Midlands ­ a highly respected accrediting body whose certifications recognize the gold standard in stroke care providers.

Dr. Sen’s research focuses on understanding stroke risk factors and developing clinical-epidemiological methods to test new approaches to stroke treatment and prevention. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, and has held previous positions at renowned organizations like American College of Cardiology, University of North Carolina Stroke Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital and more. Dr. Sen has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and his research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. To learn more, visit http://smartstatesc.org/souvik-sen.

EngenuitySC’s popular Science Café series is a place for curious souls to engage their ideas and each other over a cold beverage and warm camaraderie. Dr. Sen will be on deck for a lively discussion about stroke care as a part of this month’s real discussion about real issues with real people. For more information and to register for free admission, (and perks), visit http://www.engenuitysc.com/sciencecafe.

About Science Café

EngenuitySC hosts Science Café at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month, featuring informal presentations by some of South Carolina’s top leaders in science and technology in a casual atmosphere. Guests enjoy networking and a cash bar with high quality beer, wine and cocktails at Speakeasy in Five Points, a comfortable, pub-style environment with couches and expert mixologists behind the bar. Patrons have the opportunity to discuss the latest knowledge economy topics with SmartState Program Endowed Chairs in a relaxed environment that encourages questions, interruptions and discussion. 

About EngenuitySC

Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., EngenuitySC is a public-private partnership focused on enhancing our region¹s economic competitiveness and prosperity. Through collaboration with business, government, higher education and community leaders, EngenuitySC builds partnerships and measures success around five indicators of competitive communities: innovative capacity, talent, entrepreneurial/business environment, livability and strong industry clusters. Through our innovative process, unique vision and ability to create a plan and deliver results, EngenuitySC is working to build a more competitive and prosperous Midlands region. For more information, visit http://www.engenuitysc.com.

About the SmartState Program

The SmartState Program serves the public interest by creating incentives for the state’s research universities, in cooperation with other institutions of higher education in the state, to raise capital from non-state sources to fund endowments for specialized research professorships.  These professorships in turn serve as the nucleus for unique, university-based research centers which cultivate critical, public-private industrial partnerships, expand the state’s knowledge base, create well-paying jobs, and enhance economic opportunities and improve the quality of life for the people of South Carolina. For more information, visit http://www.SmartStateSC.org. 

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