UNMC/Nebraska Medicine designated as National Ebola Training and Education Center
One of three U.S. centers who will share $12 million HHS grant
The University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine, in collaboration with Emory University and Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City, New York, have been awarded a $12 million grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish and co-lead the nation’s National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC).
The three academic institutions will partner with the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support the training of health care providers and facilities on strategies to manage Ebola and other emerging infectious diseases.
“We are pleased to receive this designation as a national leader in the world’s fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases,” said Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC chancellor and board chairman for UNMC’s clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine. “Our campus is in this position because we have selfless, talented individuals who prepared for a decade to care for the sickest of patients in our biocontainment unit. They did so valiantly over several months in 2014, and they also have shared their expertise to train countless others from around the world in preparation for the next highly infectious disease outbreak.
“I also want to thank our state’s congressional delegation for their support and work in helping us receive this significant designation.”
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