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UNMC/Nebraska Medicine awarded nearly $20 million to develop national training center for U.S. Dept. of HHS 

Center to be located in iEXCEL facility that will soon be built on UNMC/Nebraska Medicine campus 

The University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine have been awarded $19.8 million by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop a training, simulation and quarantine center to train federal personnel on procedures in treating highly infectious diseases and to create a place to monitor persons who have received a high- risk exposure such as Ebola.

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Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC Chancellor

00-:26
“This grant from the assistant secretary for preparedness and response from HHS signifies a tremendous amount of confidence in the University of Nebraska Medical Center in helping build the workforce, educate the teams, and to provide a unique resource for the people of the United States.”

:27-:52
“The money – the grant itself, is going to pay for equipment and supplies, it’s going to pay for personnel, it’s going to pay for the operationalization of programs that we will use to bring individuals from across the country here for education and training and it will allow us to use the very highest of what we call experiential technology.”

:55-1:14
“We want to be sure that if and when they ever have to treat a patient with one of these highly infectious agents, that they are confident and competent, that is to say they have the experience and the knowledge to make the right decisions and they’ve practiced those decisions over and over again in a meaningful way and that’s where this center will come in.”

1:15-1:40
“Well, the American people win with this grant, I think, because they are making an investment and by the way that’s how we look at it in the investment of health security for our nation. The return on that investment is a well-trained, knowledgeable, skilled workforce who are able to make important decisions and are able to care for patients with highly infectious diseases.”

Christopher Kratochvil, M.D., UNMC Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research and Vice President of Research, Nebraska Medicine

1:42-1:56
“This $19.8 million dollar project will add an entire floor to the new IEXCEL building – 30,000 square feet dedicated to training, simulation and quarantine.”

1:58-2:29
The project will add 20 quarantine beds divided up into two negative air pressure units and these units will be available for quarantine for individuals exposed to highly infectious diseases. Additionally, there will be a simulated biocontainment unit which will allow us to train federal employees and other individuals who will be working in biocontainment space in a very highly technologically advanced simulation center.

2:31-2:47
“These 20 quarantine beds will be available for individuals for individuals who’ve been exposed to highly infectious diseases. Should they become symptomatic, then we can leverage resource with our current biocontainment unit where they can receive treatment by our biocontainment unit staff.”
 

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Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC Chancellor

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“This grant from the assistant secretary for preparedness and response from HHS signifies a tremendous amount of confidence in the University of Nebraska Medical Center in helping build the workforce, educate the teams, and to provide a unique resource for the people of the United States.”

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“Well, the American people win with this grant, I think, because they are making an investment and by the way that’s how we look at it in the investment of health security for our nation. The return on that investment is a well-trained, knowledgeable, skilled workforce who are able to make important decisions and are able to care for patients with highly infectious diseases.”

Christopher Kratochvil, M.D., UNMC Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research and Vice President of Research, Nebraska Medicine

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The project will add 20 quarantine beds divided up into two negative air pressure units and these units will be available for quarantine for individuals exposed to highly infectious diseases. Additionally, there will be a simulated biocontainment unit which will allow us to train federal employees and other individuals who will be working in biocontainment space in a very highly technologically advanced simulation center.

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“This $19.8 million dollar project will add an entire floor to the new IEXCEL building – 30,000 square feet dedicated to training, simulation and quarantine.”