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 a full time Licensing Associate,” said Michael Dixon, PhD, UNeMed’s President and CEO. “Her scientific acumen and ability to understand and articulate the business opportunities associated with these new scientific discoveries will help ensure that more UNMC discoveries will developed into products and services that improve healthcare.”
The promotion and full-time status expands her role of evaluating, marketing, and seeking partnerships for new inventions, cures, treatments and medical devices developed at UNMC.
UNeMed’s mission is to help UNMC and UNO faculty, students and staff further develop their innovations and groundbreaking discoveries into real-world applications and products. Dr. Jorgenson joins UNeMed’s team of licensing experts who work every day to advance the University’s new discoveries into new technologies that might one-day affect millions around the world.
“At UNeMed, I have the pleasure of learning new things every week that span the biomedical spectrum,” Dr. Jorgenson said, “while applying the critical thinking skills I gained in graduate school. When I receive a new invention disclosure, I end up going down deep rabbit holes learning about the technology. I love it.”
A native of Webster, South Dakota, Dr. Jorgenson is the daughter of Jody and Jackie Jorgenson. She is a 2016 graduate of the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor’s degree in medical biology. Dr. Jorgenson completed her doctorate in Immunology, Pathology, and Infectious Diseases at UNMC in 2021.