Davis Global Center

The Dr. Edwin G. & Dorothy Balbach Davis Global Center (Davis Global Center) is a highly advanced clinical simulation facility purposefully designed to foster the practice of patient care in highly-functioning and effective interprofessional teams.

The Davis Global Center provides realistic replicated health care settings in which teams can practice and experiment safely.

Capabilities of the Davis Global Center

  • 3D, augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) and holographic technologies to help transform learning, teaching, training and research.
  • Dedicated spaces for the creation of innovative teaching modules and videos.
  • Replicated clinics, hospitals, ambulatory and home care units for simulating incidents, events and patient care scenarios.
  • Opportunities for training to competency before encountering real-life patient care and emergency response situations.
  • Surgical skills procedure rooms/operating bays with fresh tissue simulation for practicing high-level, complex patient care procedures.
  • Collaboration with other disciplines, especially STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) initiatives.
  • Tele-education, telepresence and telementoring.
  • Dissemination of health-related information across Nebraska and beyond.
  • Hosting and educating teams of interdisciplinary practitioners and learners – of all disciplines and at all levels of training.
  • Highly-specialized training in health security and biopreparedness.

Davis Global Center Levels

The Davis Global Center is made up of five distinct levels that work together to create a safe and innovative learning environment.

Simulation house and ambulance

Lower Level: iEXCEL Simulated Community Care

  • Home care unit for training in emergency response, home safety evaluations and transfer from home to hospital
  • Ambulance bay to practice transportation of patients and transfer of care from emergency medical services (EMS) to the hospital

National Training, Simulation and Quarantine Center

Ground Level: Global Center for Health Security

  • 6-bed biocontainment clinical training and simulation unit for professionals to learn to care for and conduct procedures for patients with highly infectious diseases
  • 20-bed National Quarantine Unit
  • Multi-purpose room with emergency operations center (EOC) capabilities and training facility

Visit the Global Center for Health Security website.

Holographic Theater

Level 1: iEXCEL Visualization and Virtual Reality

  • 3D, AR/VR and holographic technologies to inspire and foster curriculum innovation and collaborations with industry and military
  • Holographic Theater (70 seats): holographic stage produces extraordinary virtual images
  • iEXCEL Helix: 200-degree 2D curved screen is an interactive, digital iWall displaying images individually or collaboratively with other sites
  • iEXCEL Laser CAVE–5: Fully immersive, five-sided 3D laser cave expands learning and research and development opportunities

Pediatric unit

Level 2: iEXCEL Interprofessional Simulation

Realistic simulated hospital units where clinical competencies and team communication are learned, practiced and tested with lifelike simulators and real-world clinical equipment.

  • The Acute Care Unit will have a realistic, simulated operating room (OR), a labor and delivery room, patient rooms and a pediatric unit
  • The Critical Care Unit will have a realistic, simulated emergency department, trauma unit, intensive care unit and imaging room
  • Procedural Skills Labs
  • Pre-briefing and debriefing rooms for session preparation and review of recorded sessions

Surgical Skills Lab

Level 3: iEXCEL Surgical and Interventional Skills

Advanced surgical skills training in replicated ORs using fresh tissue and surgical simulators. The facility provides a venue for collaboration with industry for training workshops and research and development.

  • Surgical Skills Suite with 20 OR bays and a command center for recording and broadcasting locally, nationally and globally
  • Hybrid OR/Interventional Suite for surgical training sessions
  • Surgical Skills Labs with surgical simulators to practice and improve essential skills including handeye coordination, depth perception and suturing

Davis Global Center is home to

EON Reality VR Innovation Academy (VRIA)

EON Reality VR Innovation Academy (VRIA) provides AR/VR skills training to students looking to enhance their careers. The course includes an intensive study in the underpinnings of various focus areas such as AR/VR, 3D content creation, coding and project management. Students also experience a project-based learning period, providing the opportunity to be part of a team project and build confidence in their skills. Upon completion, students will receive an EON Reality AR/VR Developer Certification.

Davis Global Center is home to

Simulation in Motion-Nebraska (SIM‑NE)

Simulation in Motion-Nebraska (SIM-NE) is a statewide, mobile education system bringing state-of-the-art hands-on training, using high-fidelity human patient simulators, to pre-hospital and hospital professionals throughout Nebraska. SIM-NE provides standardized high-quality training to ensure consistent outcomes to rural EMS agencies and critical access hospital emergency rooms across the state.



View a campus map that includes the locations of the Davis Global Center and parking.

Visitors of iEXCEL are allowed to park in any patient/visitor labeled parking. Please note that you are not allowed to park in any employee or student-labeled parking lots.

  • Davis Global Center

    The iEXCEL Administrative Office is located in the Davis Global Center on 42nd and Emile Street.

    Phone: 402-559-2442

    4111 Emile St.
    Omaha, NE 68105


  • Sorrell Clinical Simulation Lab

    The Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education, located at 42nd and Emile Streets, houses the Sorrell Clinical Simulation Lab (Room 1039) on the first floor of the building.

    Phone: 402-559-2442

    619 S. 42 Street
    Omaha, NE 68105