Michael Dixon, Ph.D.

Michael Dixon

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(402) 559-2468

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:

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 …

Michael Dixon

Webinar will help researchers secure military support

OMAHA, Nebraska (June 9, 2021)—A free virtual seminar will explore the U.S. Army’s work with universities and businesses on biomedical innovations and discoveries that have potential for military applications, including therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics, devices and information technology. Sponsored by UNMC’s Vice Chancellor for Research and UNeMed, the seminar will be held via Microsoft Teams on …

Michael Dixon

Grants available for new technology development

Learn about the Nebraska Business Development Act, how to gain access to ‘valley of death’ funding A panel of experts will break down the several benefits and uses of key provisions of Nebraska’s Business Innovation Act for academic researchers and faculty. “We’re advising all University inventors to sit in on this one,” said Michael Dixon, …

Jonathon Vennerstrom, PhD

UNMC joins WIPO Re:Search consortium for tropical diseases

March 29, 2021 (OMAHA, Nebraska)—The University of Nebraska Medical Center and its technology transfer and commercialization arm, UNeMed, are now one of 153 listed world-wide organizations that are sharing research and resources to fight tropical diseases in developing nations. “We are excited to be part of this group,” said Jennifer Larsen, MD, Vice Chancellor for …

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