b'Ben Thrower is the medical director of the Andrew C. Carlos MS Institute at Shepherd Center. He previously served as the medical director of the Holy Family Multiple Sclerosis Institute in Spokane, Wash. In Spokane, he was the chair of the Inland Northwest Chapter of the NMSS. In 2000, he was awarded the Norm Cohn Hope Chest Award by the National MS Society, recognizing his work with the MS community. In 2005, he was the first physician inductee into the Georgia Chapter of the National MS Society Volunteer Hall of Fame. Doctor Thrower has served the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation for many years as Senior Medical Advisor.Ellen Whipple has been a medical advisor with MS Focus since 2002. She is a clinical pharmacist employed within medical affairs, as a director of medical communications, and a clinical assistant professor with the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.Christine Willis is the director of Knowledge Management and Learning Resources at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. She oversees the Noble Learning Resource Center and provides research assistance to clinicians as well as consumer health information for patients and families. Her research interests include health literacy, library services for people with disabilities, and teaching clinicians how to access and evaluate evidence-based research to be applied in their practice.7 msfocusmagazine.org'