Nguyen will use his prize funds to continue the development of FastStitch, a device that may close the muscles layers of the chest and stomach in a manner that enables surgeons more precision and consistency while requiring less time and resources.. Abell Base to award $50,000 to 3 Johns Hopkins researchers for medical inventions Johns Hopkins' John Wong, Ph.D., has won a BioMaryland Existence Award, and Ronald Berger, M.D., Ph.D., and Hien Nguyen, M.D., were awarded money from the Abell Foundation, the researchers learned last week. Each of the winners will receive $50,000 to help develop their discoveries for scientific use.If you notice any observeable symptoms similar to those discussed above you should check with your doctor immediately. Upon seeing your doctor you should inform them of the symptoms you have experienced and also inform them if you have previously been in contact with asbestos. Once your physician has this information they will be able to perform the required lab tests and determine whether you have got peritoneal mesothelioma. Following this they can after that discuss the relevant treatment options with you if necessary.