FARM is delighted to welcome Associate Professor Doctor Besim Ben-Nissan, BSc,PhD, to its distinguished and internationally known Board of Directors. Professor Ben-Nissan brings to the Board an enormous background in the production and analysis of advanced ceramics, sol-gel developed thin films, biomedical materials and finite element analysis of material structures and implants. Affiliated with the University of Technology, Department of Chemistry, Materials and Forensic Science, in Sydney, Australia, Ben-Nissan had published over the past decade over 170 papers in journals, book chapters and proceedings. Co-Editor of the Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society, he was awarded the Australasian Ceramic Society Award during the year 2000 for his “Contribution to the Ceramics Research & Development and Education.” Professor Ben-Nissan has collaborations world wide in orthopedic implants, sol-gel coated materials and modeled areas.
With the launch in 2005 of the BoneSmart web site, www.bonesmart.org, FARM (The Foundation for the Advancement in Research in Medicine) continues its vision of improving the lives of people with orthopedic disabilities. The Bonesmart™ web site is the centerpiece of FARM’s public awareness mission. With support from major orthopedic product manufacturers, researchers, surgeons and affiliated companies and organizations, Bonesmart™ has become a resource for those who may be candidates for hip and knee replacements.
In addition to helpful information that can be the basis for discussions with your surgeon, Bonesmart™ offers a Patient Forum where you may exchange questions and answers with others who have had joint replacement operations. The Clinic and Medical Center Locator provides you with the locations of nearby facilities which you can contact for more information.