Michael Dixon, Ph.D.

Michael Dixon

LinkedIn LogoPresident & CEO
(402) 559-2468
mdixon@unmc.edu

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:

UNeMed issues 2021 Annual Report

OMAHA, Nebraska (March 23, 2022)—UNeMed released today its 2021 annual report, detailing key metrics, highlights and notable achievements during the fiscal year ending in 2021. The report focused on recent successes in the startup realm, highlighting several technologies and new businesses that spun out of discoveries and innovations from faculty and staff at UNMC and …

Hanjun Wang named Innovator of the Year at 2021 Innovation Awards

OMAHA, Nebraska (February 10, 2022)—UNeMed’s annual Innovation Week concluded today with its Research Innovation Awards Ceremony, which featured a Most Promising New Invention, the Startup of the Year and the Innovator of the Year. For the second time in the event’s 15-year history, the Innovation Awards was a virtual event in response to concerns related …

Dr. Jorgenson promoted to Licensing Associate

OMAHA, Neb. (January 26, 2022)—Lisa Jorgenson, PhD, has been promoted from intern to a full-time licensing associate position with UNeMed, the technology transfer and commercialization office at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. “I can’t stress how excited we are to bring Dr. Jorgenson onto our team as …

Dr. Crawford promoted to licensing associate

OMAHA, Neb. (November 22, 2021)—AJ Crawford, PhD, MBA, has been promoted from intern to a full-time licensing associate position with UNeMed, the technology transfer and commercialization office at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Before joining UNMC, Dr. Crawford was a trauma technician at Lutheran Hospital in Fort …

McClurg honored at BioNebraska Annual Meeting

  LINCOLN, Nebraska (Nov. 3, 2021)—Jim McClurg, PhD, former Charmain of the UNeMed Board of Directors and former Regent for the University of Nebraska, was honored with BioNebraska’s first-ever Bioscience Lifetime Achievement Award during the trade organization’s annual meeting last week. McClurg—who played a significant role in the early stages of Hudl, one of Nebraska’s …

University cracks top 100 in US patent tally

OMAHA & LINCOLN, Nebraska (June 22, 2021)—For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Nebraska system is ranked among the world’s top 100 institutions for securing U.S. patents. A newly released report from the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association lists the NU system at No. 77. The ranking reflects the 38 …

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