University of Nebraska Medical Center

Bringing Learning to Life

iEXCEL is a transformative model for health care education headquartered in the Davis Global Center at UNMC

Our Mission

The iEXCEL program improves human performance and effectiveness in health care through the adoption of high-fidelity simulation, interprofessional collaboration and experiential learning technologies.

Our Mission

Davis Global Center

The Dr. Edwin G. & Dorothy Balbach 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 192,000 sq.ft. center is made up of five distinct levels that work together to create a safe and innovative learning environment.

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Education & Training

The iEXCEL training model focuses on improving the outcomes of care by emphasizing interprofessional collaboration and experiential learning.

In the News

Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF (Ret.), and his wife Laura tour the Davis Global Center with UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, and Benjamin Stobbe, assistant vice chancellor for clinical simulation, iEXCEL, who is showcasing one of the iEXCEL program's interactive digital iWalls.

Inside UNMC

Hytens visit UNMC for tour with leadership

The Hytens met with Lt. Col. Elizabeth Schnaubelt, MD, director of C-STARS (Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills)-Omaha, and joined Vice Chancellor for External Relations Chris Kratochvil, MD, and James Lawler, MD, for a tour of the Training, Simulation and Quarantine Center in the Global Center for Health Security.

iEXCEL visualization team

Inside iEXCEL

The Magicians of Medical Imagery

To pull off the custom, anatomically correct, 3D-content for health education classes, iEXCEL calls on its team of designers, artists and animators with experiences from Hollywood to Netflix to the gaming industry to bring that science to life for UNMC students. No less than the success of the program depends on these talented artists and technologists.

Kelli Jones Schneegass, UNMC Office of Rural Health Initiatives, accepts the Collaborative Interprofessional Education Award along with (at center) Nicole Carritt, assistant vice chancellor for health workforce education relations and director of rural health initiatives. At left is Pam Boyers, PhD, associate vice chancellor of clinical simulation for iEXCEL.

Innovation Awards

iEXCEL awards honor excellence in clinical simulation

UNMC’s iEXCEL program presented its fourth annual iEXCEL Innovation Awards at a ceremony March 12 at the Davis Global Center. The awards recognize excellence in academics and teaching through iEXCEL collaborations, clinical simulation, interprofessional education and more.