The University of Nebraska Medical Center unveiled a new surgical simulation suite Thursday at the Sorrell Center for Health Science Education.
The suite will be named after Wayne Ryan, founder of Streck Laboratories, and his late wife, Eileen. They donated $1 million for the project.
UNMC representatives say the simulation suite will become a regional training and testing site for medical students, something available at only one-third of U.S. medical schools. Through a partnership agreement, the facility also will be used by students and faculty at Creighton University Medical School.
The facility simulates what happens in the operating room and features high-tech mannequins and an audio-visual system that will allow students and teachers to review sessions that take place there.
The suite is in the Sorrell Center at 42nd and Emile Streets.