Michael Dixon, Ph.D.

Michael Dixon

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Michael Dixon is President and CEO, working with faculty, students and staff to help commercialize innovative, new ideas that have the potential to improve public health in Nebraska and beyond. Dr. Dixon is responsible for setting UNeMed’s strategic path while directing efforts to protect, market and license new technologies.

Dr. Dixon is a graduate of Leadership Omaha Class 32 and a 2011 recipient of the Midlands Business Journal “40 under 40” award. As an active member of the community, Dr. Dixon serves on several Boards of Directors, including Invest Nebraska Corporation, a non-profit, venture development organization that advises and invests in companies and early stage business ideas in Nebraska. He also sits on the board of Bio Nebraska, a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the development and growth of Nebraska’s bioscience industry.

Dr. Dixon holds a doctorate in Pathology and Microbiology from UNMC.

Recent UNeMed news featuring Dr. Dixon:

Year in review: Highlights from 2018

by Charles Litton, UNeMed | December 14, 2018 It’s time to look back at another year of tech transfer and commercialization at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. We like to take this time to review highlights from last year, and reflect on some of the more important …


Drug development conference hailed as ‘home run’

UNeMed planning to repeat popular regional event in 2019 OMAHA, Nebraska (December 11, 2018)—The final results are in, and the inaugural MidWest Drug Development Conference was an unqualified success, UNeMed announced today. “No question about it,” said Michael Dixon, CEO and President at UNeMed, the event’s primary host. “Taking a swing at something major like …


UNO Biomechanics named Innovator of Year

OMAHA, Nebraska (Oct. 29, 2018)—The University of Nebraska at Omaha highlighted the 12th installment of the annual Innovation Awards Banquet Thursday night at the Stanley Truhlsen Events Center. In a break from tradition, UNO’s Biomechanics program became the first department to claim the Innovator of Year award. Sponsored and hosted by UNeMed, the technology transfer …

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Innovation Overground

Dixon joins the Overground, tells the story of creatine

OMAHA, Neb. (January 14, 2019)—UNeMed’s tech transfer podcast, “Innovation Overground,” recently released a new episode titled, “Sick lift, brah.” In this episode, Overground hosts Joe Runge, Tyler Scherr and Charlie Litton, discuss creatine ethyl ester, an actual thing, actually begin sold in stores as Con-Cret. The crew brings in their first-ever guest, UNeMed president and …


UNeMed releases 2018 annual report

Nebraska (Oct. 22, 2018)—UNeMed released today its 2018 annual report. The report details UNeMed’s key metrics, and highlights notable achievements during the fiscal year ending in 2018. In an open letter to readers, UNeMed President and CEO Michael Dixon, Ph.D., notes the addition of innovation and discoveries from the University of Nebraska at Omaha as …


Nebraska joins Midwest partnering group for entrepreneurs, startups

OMAHA, Neb. (Aug. 22, 2018)—The University of Nebraska is joining a regional partnering platform that hopes to link Nebraska innovations and startups with seasoned entrepreneurs and executives. UNeMed, the technology transfer and commercialization office for UNMC and UNO, will use the platform to help advance startups that began as Nebraska innovations and discoveries. The platform …


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