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:

Hawley returns to UNeMed

OMAHA, Neb. (November 28, 2022)—Amanda Hawley, PhD, has returned to UNeMed, bringing with her six years of industry experience into her role as Senior Licensing Specialist. “Recruiting Amanda back to the University is a huge win,” UNeMed President and CEO Michael Dixon said. “We have the advantage of her already proven experience in tech transfer, …

UNMC leads Nebraska to new heights in patent list

OMAHA, Nebraska (October 24, 2022)—UNeMed helped propel the University of Nebraska system to its best-ever ranking among the top 100 academic institutions throughout the world in earning United States patents. The newly released report from the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association lists Nebraska at No. 64 for the number of United …

UNeMed co-sponsors Innovate Nebraska

OMAHA, Nebraska (October 20, 2022)—Today more than 100 attendees gathered at the University of Nebraska Medical Center to learn about Nebraska’s contribution and leadership in the bioscience and medtech industries. The Innovate Conference, hosted by the Greater Omaha Chamber, Bio Nebraska, Omaha Public Power District and UNeMed, put a spotlight on the many Nebraska-based medical …

Bin Duan named Emerging Inventor at 2022 Innovation Awards

OMAHA, Nebraska (October 14, 2022)—UNeMed’s annual Innovation Week concluded last night with its Research Innovation Awards Ceremony, as UNMC researcher Bin Duan, PhD, took the top prize as UNeMed’s Emerging Inventor. Other top awards included the Startup of the Year and the Most Promising New Invention of 2022. UNeMed also presented former Vice Chancellor for …

Innovations & Libations event lands on solid footing

OMAHA, Nebraska (July 14, 2022)—UNeMed presented its first Innovations and Libations networking event Tuesday night, hosting a lively group of University innovators and key members of Omaha’s entrepreneurial community. Michael Dixon, PhD, president and CEO of UNeMed, the technology transfer and commercialization office for UNMC and UNO, was pleased with the robust turnout. “We had …

Dr. Dixon joins Omaha entrepreneurship program

OMAHA, Nebraska (May 10, 2022)—UNeMed President and CEO Michael Dixon, PhD, will be among a nine-person team on a prestigious initiative aimed at developing innovation and entrepreneurship in the area. “I’m really excited to be a part of this team, and to have the opportunity to help grow our regional entrepreneurial ecosystem,” Dr. Dixon said.  …

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