FEMR History

Dr. Matthew Jimenez is the Founder and CEO of the Foundation for Education and Musculoskeletal Research (FEMR), which he started in 2008 as a nonprofit with the mission to become a resource for unbiased information to promote musculoskeletal health and research, prevent fragility fractures and increase awareness of osteoporosis and related bone trauma and disabilities.

FEMR endeavors to identify and educate those who are at risk of fragility fractures through community programs, group lectures, health fairs and distribution of educational materials.

FEMR targets individuals who fall into these specific groups:

  • Adults who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis and are currently receiving treatment
  • Adults who have experienced a fracture and require drug intervention to prevent further bone loss
  • Adults who are at-risk for bone loss and would benefit from fracture prevention information
  • Children and teens who would benefit from age-appropriate bone health education
  • Friends and family members of those who have been affected by osteoporosis or fragility fractures, and would benefit from fall prevention information
  • Health care professionals who are interested in musculoskeletal education for themselves or others, such as extended care facilities, social service agencies and organizations serving the needs of older adults

The FEMR uses its resources to work collaboratively with donors, other nonprofit organizations and community leaders to seek out and act on opportunities that positively impact residents of the Chicago land area.