Our Education & Training Programs
Our training programs include collaborations with other academic health centers, the federal government and projects around the world.
National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC)
NETEC, a collaboration among the Global Center for Health Security (UNMC/Nebraska Medicine), Emory University in Atlanta, and Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City, works to ready our nation’s health care and public health system preparedness for the next Highly Hazardous Communicable Disease. Funded by the U.S. Health & Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our experts assess, educate, provide technical assistance and conduct research, in order to anticipate the next special pathogen, developing a culture and infrastructure of readiness across the U.S.
U.S. Air Force Center for the Sustainment of Trauma & Readiness Skills (C-STARS)
UNMC, Nebraska Medicine, and the Air Force Research Laboratory have partnered to establish the Center for Sustainment of Trauma Readiness Skills (C-STARS) Omaha. The unit, which is 1 of 4 in existence, is the first dedicated to developing and delivering training for Air Force medical personnel in the care and transport of patients with active or suspected high- consequence infectious diseases. The training curriculum, which includes interactive didactics, simulations, and hands-on skills, is modeled after best practices developed by the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit.
National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Training Program
The Global Center for Health Security provides specialized training at UNMC for federal response teams. These National Disaster Medical System personnel are private-sector health professionals who deploy during emergencies or special situations. Training in high-consequence infections includes the use of personal protective equipment and courses in isolation, simulation and quarantine, hands-on clinical skills, highly infectious disease patient transport, and culminating in an exercise seminar.
The Global Center for Health Security has developed just-in-time training on Covid-19 for federal first responders from the US Public Health Service and National Disaster Medical System. The online training includes considerations for working in the field against Covid-19, resiliency strategies for responders, and considerations for personal protective equipment donning/doffing and extended use.
International training programs
The Global Center for Health Security is involved in a series of training and planning trips to overseas nations, including Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda. We lend our expertise in infectious diseases-readiness and -response, and biopreparedness, including hands-on training, partnering with local health systems and military.