On Friday, April 5, 2013, at noon, DeSales University cut the ribbon and dedicated the new Daniel G. Gambet, OSFS, Center for Business and Healthcare. (Photos by Rob Upton)
The building is located just beyond the intersection of Landis Mill Road and Station Avenue on the University’s Center Valley campus.
The first floor is home to the University’s healthcare majors, including the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs and physician assistant program. There are classrooms, state-of-the-art laboratories, and faculty and administrative offices. This floor also features the area’s only human gross anatomy laboratory as well as simulation laboratories. In these labs, advanced technological mannequins allow students to perform various medical procedures while receiving real-time feedback in much the same way they would from a human patient. The mannequins breathe, have a pulse, have eyes that dilate, and can react to various drugs. There are four adult mannequins, including one that gives birth to an infant mannequin, and three pediatric mannequins, including two babies and one 6-year-old.
The health care portion of the building also features the standardized patient area. This suite mimics a functioning healthcare office, complete with a waiting room and fully equipped examination rooms. Standardized patients are people who are specially trained to act as patients for the instruction, practice, and assessment of the medical examination skills of medical students, nurses, physician assistants, and other health care providers. They will be treated by DeSales nursing and physician assistant students and provide feedback.
The second floor of the Gambet Center features the undergraduate business division and the MBA program. In addition to technologically advanced classrooms, seminar rooms, and administrative offices, the floor houses the PPL EnergyPlus Trading Wing. The wing includes a specialized business classroom that replicates a commodities trading center. This allows students to enjoy a simulated trading environment, complete with a digital stock market exchange ticker.
The trading wing also includes a high-tech classroom for group learning and two seminar rooms that allow students to experience board meeting simulations and participate in small group meetings and breakout sessions.
The building is named after Fr. Daniel G. Gambet, OSFS, president emeritus of DeSales University.
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