QI Connect with Tom Marshburn

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Healthcare Improvement Scotland is currently hosting an exciting line up of monthly WebEx sessions presented by an exceptional global faculty. Simply link in for free from your own desk, to learn from national and international leaders in quality improvement.

We are delighted to announce that this month's session is with Tom Marshburn, NASA Astronaut. The session on 26 October 2017, 4-5pm (UK time) is definitely one not to be missed!

Dr. Thomas H. Marshburn was selected by NASA in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Davidson College, North Carolina; a Masters in Engineering Physics from the University of Virginia; a Doctorate of Medicine from Wake Forest University; and a Masters in Medical Science from the University of Texas Medical Branch. The North Carolina native is a veteran of two spaceflights, STS-127 and Expedition 34/35. Prior to becoming an astronaut, Dr. Marshburn served as a Flight Surgeon, assigned to Space Shuttle Medical Operations and to the joint U.S./Russian Space Program and eventually became the Medical Operations Lead for the International Space Station.

Born August 29, 1960, in Statesville, North Carolina. Married to the former Ann M. Sanders. They have one daughter. Dr. Marshburn has private, instrument, aerobatic, and commercial pilot licenses. He enjoys backpacking and mountain climbing, and in 1980, he backpacked from Canada to Mexico along the Pacific Crest Trail. He also enjoys family activities, swimming, scuba diving, snowboarding, playing guitar and reading.

Dr. Marshburn came to Houston’s Johnson Space Center in November 1994 as a Flight Surgeon, assigned to Space Shuttle Medical Operations and to the joint U.S./Russian Space Program. From February 1996 to May 1997 he served as a Flight Surgeon for NASA personnel deployed to the Cosmonaut Training Center, Star City, Russia, followed by work in the Center for Flight Control in Korolev, Russia, in support of the NASA 4 Expedition to the Mir Space Station. From July 1997 to August 1998 he was Co-Chair of Medical Operations for the Shuttle/Mir Space Program. From 1998 to 2000, was deputy Flight Surgeon for NeuroLab (STS-90) and lead Flight Surgeon for the STS-101 mission to the International Space Station.

QI Connect is provided in partnership with The Health Foundation as part of their Q initiative which is supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement. Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS trusts and independent providers in England.

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