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The latest news and events from iEXCEL.

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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.

Friday, May 3

iEXCEL visualization team
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.

Wednesday, March 27

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.
Inside UNMC

UNMC: Creating a healthier future

Creating a healthier future for Nebraska and beyond is the cornerstone of UNMC’s mission. From discovering and advancing breakthroughs in medicine to promoting public health initiatives, utilizing cutting-edge education techniques and more, UNMC is making Nebraska — and the world — a healthier place for all.

Friday, March 8

person wearing head mounted display examining AR brain
Community Engagement

Retirees visit UNMC to tour cancer center, Davis Global Center

A group of 15 retirees, including UNMC Board of Counselor member Peg Gilbert, came to UNMC in late January to visit two of the university’s newest facilities. The group toured the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and Chihuly Sanctuary, then visited the Davis Global Center, where they toured the National Training, Simulation and Quarantine Unit and the iEXCEL simulation learning program.

Friday, February 23

person using 3D CAVE
Educational Excellence

Clinical perfusion simulation program recognized among best

The UNMC College of Allied Health Professions’ clinical perfusion program has established UNMC’s Clinical Perfusion Training and Simulation Program. It is one of just 11 such programs nationwide recognized as a high-fidelity simulation center by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.

Monday, January 8

perfusion simulation
Impact of Visualization

Simulating to Keep Patients Safe

Nothing can prepare an individual for the real thing like the real thing. Visual simulation, however, has long been acknowledged for the important role it plays in potentially high-risk industries like transportation, aerospace and power.

Wednesday, November 8

student at iWall



UNMC joins with Girls Inc. to showcase radiology field - November 29, 2023

UNMC welcomes assistant secretary of defense for tour - November 10, 2023

President’s Advisory Council experiences UNMC’s ‘vision of excellence’ - November 8, 2023

UNMC pioneers combination of AI, simulations and extended reality - October 24, 2023

Transforming the skywalk – and health care education - October 4, 2023

UNMC hosts dean of Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine - October 3, 2023

'Practice, practice, practice': UNMC students engage in tornado disaster training in Gretna - September 21, 2023

Disaster simulation gives Nebraska Med students emergency experience - September 21, 2023

Nebraska med students team up with first responders for emergency medicine simulation - September 21, 2023

Posterboard to pixels: Med students keep up with digital trend - August 17, 2023

iEXCEL showcases advances as host of simulation conference - August 11, 2023

Summer health professions students see what’s possible - August 7, 2023

UNMC hosts medical simulation conference, drawing hundreds to Davis Global Center - August 4, 2023

SimGHOSTS 2023 Hosted at UNMC iEXCEL: One of World’s Best Healthcare Simulation Centers - August 3, 2023

Global medical simulation conference coming to UNMC - July 24, 2023

SIM-NE evolves, celebrates statewide training milestone - July 17, 2023

UNMC partners in effort to retain and attract diverse grads - July 17, 2023

Older adults help train fledgling medical pros - July 1, 2023

Pathway students tap into UNMC’s simulation education - May 1, 2023

iEXCEL announces Holomedicine Association partnership - April 5, 2023

Nebraska Legislative League tours UNMC - April 5, 2023

Transforming How Health Care Professionals are Educated - April 1, 2023

iEXCEL awards showcase new levels in health care simulation - February 23, 2023

Donation will support rural stroke care - February 13, 2023


Cutting-Edge Medical Training - December 1, 2022

Aiming For ‘Real and Accessible’: EMS Simulations Give Rural Providers Hands-On Experience - November 30, 2022

November Health Matters: High-tech simulators let Nebraska health professionals hone their skills - November 13, 2022

Education and Research Through Technology - November 6. 2022

Japanese delegation visits its ‘role model’ at UNMC - November 2, 2022

High-tech UNMC facility generates benefits to state - October 10, 2022

UNMC hosts Ukrainian medical delegation - October 3, 2022

UNMC called nation’s top biocontainment resource - September 12, 2022

Fire and rescue trains with SIM-NE - September 3, 2022

SIM-NE marks 5 years bringing vital training to Nebraska - August 18, 2022

UNMC to host global health care simulation conference - August 8, 2022

SIM-Nebraska visits Bennet Rural Fire for important EMS training - July 29, 2022

Native American youth participate in science camp - July 6, 2022

UNMC expands partnerships in Middle East, North Africa - June 21, 2022

Higher ed compact visits UNMC to tour iEXCEL - June 20, 2022

SIM-NE fleet brings high-tech training to first responders in rural Nebraska - June 2, 2022

Combating Anxiety with Innovation - June 1, 2022

iEXCEL Honors Innovation in Health Care - March 17, 2022

Irish Ambassador Tours Davis Global Center - March 14, 2022

SIM-NE Cruises Past 500th Onsite Training - March 11, 2022

Rendering the Pelvic Floor - March 4, 2022

Global Center Hosts Advancement Ceremony - January 26, 2022

On the Road Again - January 3, 2022


C-STARS Collaborates with UNMC and iEXCEL - November 18, 2020

UNMC Unveils the Teaching Hospital of the Future - November 13, 2020

Deputy HHS Secretary Tours Davis Global Center - October 25, 2020

iEXCEL Innovation Awards - October 23, 2020

iEXCEL Presents with the National Training & Simulation Association - October 14, 2020

iEXCEL Davis Global Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - October 13, 2020

Davis Global Center's Dedication Set for Oct. 13 - September 30, 2020

UNMC Subscription to VisualDx Renewed - August 26, 2020

Second Lady Karen Pence, Rep. Bacon Tour Med Center - August 24, 2020

LiveGreen: Davis Global Center has Cutting-edge Building Technology, Too - August 5, 2020

Collaboration Helps Prepare for Open-heart Surgeries - July 14, 2020

Davis Global Center Now a SAGES-certified Center - May 29, 2020

SIM-NE Receives Nearly $6,300 During Omaha Gives - May 27, 2020

UNMC SIM-NE Hosts Three More Virtual COVID-19 Training Sessions - May 12, 2020

Helmsley Charitable Trust Gift to Impact Cardiac Care Across State - May 11, 2020

Facebook Live Event to Explore Nasopharyngeal Swab Technique - April 20, 2020

iEXCEL Continues to Support Training, Research, Development - April 17, 2020

SIM-NE Hosts Training on Coronavirus for Rural Hospitals - April 10, 2020

UNMC SIM-NE Hosts Training on Coronavirus for Rural Critical Access Hospitals - April 9, 2020

SIM-NE Continues Rural EMS Training via Facebook Live - March 27, 2020

At Virtual Forum, Chancellor Discusses 'Unprecedented Times' - March 23, 2020

Speakers Support SIM-NE Program - January 31, 2020

Training, Simulation & Quarantine Center Now Open at Med Center - January 29, 2020


A Huge Opportunity - August 30, 2016

Smart Niche for Nebraska - July 10, 2016

UNMC Initiative Earns Praise - April 20, 2015