University of Nebraska Medical Center Dedicates Interprofessional Simulation Facility

Published 10-22-2020
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center - Dr. Edwin G. & Dorothy Balbach Davis Global Center
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center - Dr. Edwin G. & Dorothy Balbach Davis Global Center

    Courtesy of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center dedicated the Dr. Edwin G. & Dorothy Balbach Davis Global Center in October of 2020 in Omaha. Serving as the headquarters for the Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning (iEXCEL), the $122 million facility provides advanced simulation environments where students can master clinical skills in real-world settings. The technology-rich building features a holographic theater, a three-story video wall, and the Laser CAVE-5, a five-sided room that delivers immersive experiences involving sight, sound, physical movement, and interaction. The four-story, 192,000-gsf structure also houses the Global Center for Health Security, which accommodates biocontainment and biopreparedness training programs, as well as the 20-bed National Quarantine Unit. The public-private project was created in partnership with the city of Omaha, the state of Nebraska, and the U.S. federal government. Ground was broken on the facility in April of 2017, with occupancy in spring of 2020.