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:

Date set, registration open for 2020 MidWest Drug Development Conference

Two-day event returns on Oct. 5-6 OMAHA, Nebraska (January 6, 2020)—Due the continued success and popularity of the MidWest Drug Development Conference, the event will return for a third year and registrations are now open, planners announced today. The conference will again span two days, featuring Midwestern university technologies, beginning on Monday, Oct. 5, and …

The year in review: Highlights from 2019

It’s time again to look back at the last calendar year, review highlights and reflect on some of the more important stories, developments and most popular posts from 2019. 1. Innovation Week Innovation Week continues its reign as the most well-traveled sector of the UNeMed website. Innovation Week is an annual showcase for all UNMC …

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UNeMed will be featured in halftime radio show

LINCOLN, Nebraska (Nov. 15, 2019)—UNeMed President and CEO, Michael Dixon, Ph.D., will be the featured guest during the University of Nebraska President’s Halftime Show of the Cornhuskers’ football game with the No. 14 Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday. The game kickoffs in Lincoln at 11 a.m., and the radio broadcast will be carried on the Husker …

UNeMed releases 2019 annual report

OMAHA, Nebraska (Oct. 14, 2019)—UNeMed released today its 2019 annual report, which details UNeMed’s key metrics, and highlights notable achievements during the fiscal year ending in 2019. In an open letter to readers, UNeMed President and CEO Michael Dixon, Ph.D., highlights the addition of new tools available to UNeMed staffers as they help commercialize and …

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 …

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