Davis Global Center Dedication

Davis Global Center exterior

Clinical simulation facility to transform health care education

UNMC dedicates Dr. Edwin G. & Dorothy Balbach Davis Global Center in a virtual ceremony on Oct. 13.

The Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning (iEXCEL) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is a transformative model of health care education, training and research. Incorporating a wide range of simulation and visualization technologies, iEXCEL promotes experiential learning to achieve the vision of Global Leadership in Improving Human Performance and Effectiveness in Health Care. iEXCEL began at UNMC in 2015 as an initiative to enhance patient care through providing training to health professionals. In 2020, the Davis Global Center (DGC), a highly advanced simulation training facility, became the new home to iEXCEL.

On Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. CT, the UNMC community officially celebrated the dedication of this interprofessional simulation facility made possible by public-private partnerships. Due to COVID-19, the ceremony was livestreamed to a global audience. For those who were unable to view the building dedication live, highlights of it are posted at unmc.edu.


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Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, UNMC Chancellor

Pamela J. Boyers, PhD, associate vice chancellor for iEXCEL

Admiral Charles “Chas” Richard, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command

Robert Kadlec, MD, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Gen. John E. Hyten, Vice Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Mike Yanney, community leader and longtime UNMC supporter

Chandra Are, MD, Jerald L. and Carolynn J. Varner Professor of Surgical Oncology and Global Health

Edson DeOliveira, UNMC medical student