Jeffrey Gold said in a statement. "The more experience, the more practice, the more hands-on opportunities we get, the better off we are to deliver high quality, safe, effective and patient-centered care. This center will achieve all of those goals and continue to bring Nebraska to the epicenter of the learning world." The Dr. Edwin Davis & Dorothy Balbach Davis Global Center for Advanced Interprofessional Learning is funded through a combination of private donations as well as grants Fire Safety Training from from the City of Omaha, State of Nebraska and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The 192,000-square-foot facility will house UNMCs Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning, or iEXCEL program, which aims to help physicians and other healthcare professionals do clinical training exercises and develop surgical skills via advanced simulation technologies, virtual immersive reality, augmented reality and holographic technologies, officials say. The center's advancements will include the creation of 3D/virtual and augmented reality content for clinical and surgical training modules; leading-edge technology such as the iEXCEL Helix an extended 280-degree curved screen creating a 2D/3D immersive environment; laser-based "3D iSpace," a five-sided virtual immersive reality environment, and a 130-seat holographic auditorium. UNMC officials say the Davis Global Center will form the hub of a statewide network of other simulation centers, enabling collaboration to provide new research and development opportunities. It's expected to create about 325 jobs and lead to $40 million in economic growth for the state. The goal is to move beyond traditional lecture-based models to embrace more hands-on experiential learning, which can improve retainment of skills competencies proficiencies.