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Panelist Bio


Michael S. Blue, M.D.
Forensic Psychiatrist, Tulane University School of Medicine

Dr. Michael Blue attended Meharry Medical College School of Medicine and graduated with honors. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He was selected Administrative Chief Resident of the Harvard Medical School (South Shore) Psychiatry Residency Training Program (2009-2010). He received a number of academic awards during his residency training, such as the Harvard Medical School (South Shore) Psychiatry Residency Training Program Best Research Paper Award (2006-2007) and the 360° Professionalism Award (2008-2009). Dr. Blue completed a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine in 2011. He is the former Associate Training Director of the Tulane University School of Medicine Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship. He is also the former Clinical Director of the Secure Forensic Facility at the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System Forensic Hospital. He is the current Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer of Visions for Better Health, LLC.

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     10/18 - Louisiana Veterans Back Home

What are the programs and initiatives helping our veterans successfully transition to civilian life?
Since 2001, 2.6 million service men and women have been deployed to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Twenty-six percent of Louisiana’s veterans fought in these conflicts. The needs for these veterans are plentiful including securing employment and housing, and dealing with the mental rigors of transitioning from military back to civilian life.

Louisiana Public Square explores the unique programs and initiatives that are helping our state’s younger veterans successfully overcome these challenges on “Louisiana Veterans Back Home” Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Thursday, October 18.)

Veterans Coming Home is a collaborative, multi-platform public media project between Wisconsin Public Television and Kindling Group in partnership with local stations and other national organizations. Veterans Coming Home is made possible with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Special Presentation


     05/16 - Louisiana Veterans Coming Home

What challenges do our returning veterans face?

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     11/18 - An Eye on Admissions

What standards should be used for college admissions?

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