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National Guard members tour UNMC

July 10, 2024

UNMC hosts National Guard members for tour

Kelsey Kirk | UNMC Strategic Communications

June 20, 2024

Dr. Gold is ‘lamplighter’ in post-pandemic initiative

Jeff Robb | UNMC Strategic Communications

June 13, 2024

Delegation from Republic of Togo tours UNMC

Jeff Robb| UNMC Strategic Communications

July Spotlight: Infectious Aerosol Research Group

The work of the Infectious Aerosol Research Group led by Dr. Joshua Santarpia, GCHS Associate Director of Academic Affair is in the field of aerobiology, the study of airborne microorganisms. This includes biological sensors, building and facility sensing networks, and development of aerosol measurement tools, including work to understand optical and other signatures used to detect biological aerosol. The group applies these tools and methods to characterizing SARS-CoV-2 aerosol in the patient environment, understanding risk of aerosol exposure in laboratory and medical environments, in congregate settings such as airplanes, cruise ships, congregate housing and work environments, and studies of how infectious aerosols change in the environment.

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Dr. Joshua Santarpia Infectious Aerosol Research Group

News, Events, & Highlights

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Events & Higlights

Discover Our Training, Simulation & Quarantine Center

Our state-of-the-art facilities include the 20-bed National Quarantine Unit, the nation's only federal quarantine unit, and a six-bed simulated biocontainment unit for advanced experiential training – the National Biocontainment Training Center. This high-fidelity simulation center includes a mock lab and autoclave.

Project NExT: Transforming Care, Training and Education Response

Project NExT is a transformational public-private partnership to create a federal, all-hazard health security disaster response space that is adaptable and leverages the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine’s experience and global leadership in infectious diseases and biopreparedness.


International Engagement

The GCHS serves as an international resource and continues to lead the way in readiness training all over the world.