April 3 groundbreaking ceremony for UNMC’s new Global Center

The University of Nebraska’s new Global Center for Advanced Interprofessional Learning (GCAIL), will celebrate its official groundbreaking today in a ceremony recognizing the healthcare community as well as donors to the program and center.

The $118.9 million facility will house UNMC’s iEXCEL℠ (Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning) program and will completely transform the educational experience for healthcare professionals. Students will gain valuable exposure to next-generation technology and hands-on learning, including interprofessional clinical simulation training exercises, surgical skills training, and real-world healthcare environments through virtual and augmented reality, holographics, and visualization techniques.

Additionally, the center will house the National Center for Health Security and Biopreparedness. Funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the center will enable UNMC to teach federal health care personnel procedures in treating highly infectious diseases.

Construction on the 191,884 gross-square-feet facility, to be located at the southeast corner of 42nd and Emile streets, will begin in April with substantial completion expected in September 2018 when UNMC will host the National Modeling & Simulation Coalition Annual Meeting.

Together, RDG Planning & Design and The Clark Enersen Partners partnered on the overall design and integration into the University of Nebraska campus.

For more information on today’s groundbreaking ceremony, please click here.

Click here to learn more about GCAIL.

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