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iEXCEL awards honor excellence in clinical simulation

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.

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.

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. The award winners, which cross faculty, students and staff, both clinical and administrative at the med center, were recognized for their innovations and breakthroughs in improving health care training and education through the state-of-the-art simulation that iEXCEL features.

Pam Boyers, PhD, associate vice chancellor of clinical simulation for iEXCEL, commended the group of honorees.

“This group here today are true pioneers, carrying on the spirit of taking us to the next generation of learning,” Dr. Boyers said. “We really value that you step out of the box, that you come to iEXCEL and say, ‘What can we do? How can we help?’ And we say, in turn, ‘How can we help you bring learning to life.’”

The 2023 award winners are:

  • Academic Award: Cory Rohlfsen, MD, assistant professor, UNMC College of Medicine
    Development of HEAL OSTE, an innovative training preparing students on the teaching track through human simulation activities involving peer evaluation and self-reflection.
  • Clinical Award: Emily Delaughter, Erica Dowling, Lisa Drew, Amanda Ellis, Amanda Jensen, Jacquelyn Kellar, Kari Nosal, Nebraska Medicine
    Implementation of procedural nursing simulations through the creation of innovative iWall modules.        
  • Collaborative Interprofessional Education Award: Nicole Carritt, Kelli Jones Schneegass, UNMC Office of Rural Health Initiatives
    Creation of an interprofessional activity involving UNMC rural pathways students, who connected from several UNMC campuses simultaneously using iWall technologies.
  • Impact Award: Sean Figy, MD, assistant professor, UNMC College of Medicine
    Development and implementation of interdisciplinary surgical simulations involving ENT and urology for complex cases.
  • Nebraska Medicine Award: KP Gesch, Nebraska Medicine Women and Infant Service
    Advancement of simulation within the Davis Global Center, including Nebraska Medicine nurse orientation, UNMC High School Alliance and UNMC College of Nursing interprofessional obstetrics simulations.
  • Student Award: UNMC Student Interprofessional Society, UNMC Interprofessional Education and UNMC Academic Affairs
    Development of training modules highlighting bias in health care through realistic and engaging simulation scenario videos.
  • Teaching Technologies Award: Lisa Fuchs, EdD, associate professor, UNMC College of Allied Health Professions
    Ongoing collaboration with iEXCEL to produce 3D interactive visualization modules that leverage multiple visualization technologies to establish a Master’s in Respiratory Care program at UNMC.

See more information on the iEXCEL Innovation Awards at this link.

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