Proactive Research, Active Response

Global leadership on biopreparedness training, research and care

The Global Center for Health Security at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is home to the national Training, Simulation and Quarantine Center, which features the nation's only federal quarantine unit and simulated biocontainment units for advanced experiential training.

Support the Global Center for Health Security Response Fund


A gift of any amount will support the center’s rapid response abilities, including training, education, research and clinical expertise for infectious diseases.

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The Global Center builds on UNMC's tradition of biopreparedness training, research and patient care. People all over the world know of the internationally-acclaimed Nebraska Biocontainment Unit team, which set the global gold standard for safely treating special pathogens during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. With Emory University and New York's Bellevue Hospital, we created NETEC to ready the nation's health systems for the next pandemic.

No one compares in isolation, personal protective equipment, emerging infections and biopreparedness.


COVID-19 Resources

The Global Center for Health Security, with several contributions from UNMC's College of Public Health, has developed training and resource materials for the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Biweekly COVID-19 Update


Pandemic Recovery Acceleration Model Index

  • PRAM, Tableau provides an interactive PRAM that engages & customizes displayed data
  • PRAM-Lite, a one-page version of the most essential elements of information.

National Training, Simulation and Quarantine Center (TSQC)

The result of a nearly $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the TSQC encompasses an entire floor of the new $119 million Dr. Edwin G. & Dorothy Balbach Davis Global Center on UNMC’s Omaha campus.

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From bench research to boots‑on‑the‑ground training

The groundbreaking work of the Global Center for Health Security stretches from bench research to boots-on-the-ground, hands-on training in faraway nations.


Global Center for Health Security

987878 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-7878
402-836-9911

GCHS@unmc.edu