Caroline Augustyn, passed on in May 2012 after an extended struggle with breast cancers. She was a CPMC doctor dedicated to offering the most attentive care to her sufferers. This award offers been manufactured in their memory. The AGA Institute Study Awards Panel selected Dr. Rhim as the recipient based on the novelty, significance and feasibility of his research goals. With this prize, Dr. Rhim will receive a $40,000 grant to keep his research in the upcoming yr.Sufferers underwent 12 scheduled assessments at the study sites through the double-blind stage of the analysis: at screening, in baseline, and at weeks 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, and 24. EDSS ratings were assessed every 3 months. Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite scores were assessed every 6 months. The MSFC rating is the average of the scores on the 9-hole peg test, the timed 25-ft walk, and the paced auditory serial-addition check with a 3-second interval between stimuli, with each score converted to a z rating; higher ratings reflect improvement.10 MRI was performed in every patients annually.