Red Nose Day 13th March 2015 was celebrated at Kent & Canterbury Hospital to raise awareness of the increased brain injury and dementia risk in our military veterans. The Defence Minister, Julian Brazier MP congratulated Dr Mo Sakel for winning the PhD grant to for the neuromodulation research and discussed the mechanism and its far reaching implications. Diverse organisations including Headway, Sir William Beveridge Foundation, Kent Brain Injury Forum (KBIF), Neurorehabilitation team of EKHUFT, ex-servicemen supported the initiative.
KBIF Chairman Tanesh Bhugobaun mentioned that this project aligns with KBIF’s objective of supporting the WINS ( Wearable Intelligent Network Sensor) Nanotechnology project proposal for brain injury and dementia care. He thanked several Steering Committee members of KBIF for attending the programme and the dissemination of the programme by Lisa Rye, KBIF Steering Committee member.